Indians need a German visa for travelling to Germany. You need to fill up the application form, pay the prescribed fees and schedule appointment to obtain a German visa. Do you know how to schedule a German visa appointment? If you don’t know, read the blog below.

There are several things to be kept in mind before scheduling and attending a German visa appointment

German visa appointment

VFS Global is the official partner for visa section of The Embassy and Consulates of Federal Republic of Germany in India. No visa appointments can be scheduled from the official website of the Germany Embassy or Consulates in India. If you go to the appointment making page of the Embassy or Consulates, you will be redirected to vfsglobal official site for booking an appointment. For any other consular services and attestation services in German Embassy/Consulates, schedule an appointment at Appointment Booking – Federal Foreign Office (diplo.de).

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Schedule appointment for German Visa

You can schedule appointment with VFS Global for Schengen or any other type of German visa easily.   VFS is only responsible for collection of visa applications and returning your approved visa. The sole decision to approve or reject your application rests with the German Consulate/Embassy. Vfsglobal doesn’t authorize anyone outside of their office for visa processing. Please beware of such fraudsters and go to the nearest vfsglobal centre from your home after scheduling a german visa appointment. Please apply for german visa 3 months prior to your travel date. 

If anyone is unable to come to a VFS centre, the visa application collection can be done at their home. Book an appointment now at Visa at Your Doorstep (vfsglobal.com). Just choose your destination nation as “Germany”

Area of Jurisdictions of German consulates in India

Indians should take note about the states that fall under the area of jurisdiction of the respective German Embassy/Consulate in India. If area of jurisdiction is known, you can easily book a German visa appointment at the nearest German Embassy/Consulates. There are four Consulates and one Embassy of Germany in India. Their areas of jurisdictions are as follows:-

  • German Embassy, New DelhiNCT of Delhi, Union Territories of Chandigarh Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir,  Uttar Pradesh Himachal Pradesh, , Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep including Minicoy and Amini.
  • German Consulate General, BangaloreKerala, Karnataka
  • German Consulate General, ChennaiTelangana, Pondicherry, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu.
  • German Consulate General, KolkataWest Bengal, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura

Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh

  • German Consulate General, MumbaiMaharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Goa.

What are the rules of a German visa appointment?

Please remember that for Schengan visa applications: –

  1. Cancellation of appointment is not allowed
  2. Appointment can’t be rescheduled after a appointment date has been given
  3. Visa applications have to be submitted manually at the VFS centre. 
  4. Appointment is only when your name and passport number matches with your travel document.
  5. Paying the fees doesn’t guarantee an appointment 
  6. All fees are non refundable and payable in US Dollars. Fees is subject to change as per the foreign exchange rates. 
  7. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months.
  8. Booking an appointment is reviewed by Consulate within 48 hours even for approving your appointment.
  9. All documents must be present with the applicant at the time of appointment. The list of documents is mentioned in website itself.

How to Schedule a German visa appointment?

Before taking a visa appointment, please complete the german visa application at VFS website online. Thereafter, you need to book a german visa appointment with the nearest vfsglobal visa application centre at vfsglobal website.

  1. Visit Welcome to VFS Global | vfsglobal
  2. Click on “Book Now” under “Book an appointment” heading.
  3. Select orange “Book now” button.
  4. Click on “I don’t have an account” to create a new account for booking a german visa appointment. Type in your desired password, email ID and click on the check box till a tick appears. Then, click on “Register”. 
  5. Repeat the process from the first and login with your credentials. 
  6. Fill up the required details. Select your nearest vfs centre location. Book an appointment slot by selecting the date and time on the calendar. 
  7. The system will generate an ARN and the german visa application form. Download it and print it out.
  8. Visit the vfsglobal centre for visa application submission, verification of documents and other matters on the day you scheduled your appointment. Go 10 mins early. 

To apply for a Schengen Visa please register at VFS : New User Registration (vfsglobalservices-germany.com) for booking an appointment. 

Track german visa appointment status

You can track the waiting time for your german visa appointment at Appointment Verification | VFS Global. Just enter your Application Reference Number (ARN) given in the German visa application and your passport number. Then, click on “Submit”.

FAQs

Q1. Where are the VFS Global Centres for german visa appointment in India located?

Get all information about the working hours, centre locations and other details at Attend a centre | vfsglobal.

Q2. What are rules we should follow for attending a german visa appointment in the German Consulate/Embassy?

Indians visiting the visa or consular section of any German Consulate or Embassy in India for attending a german visa appoinment and interview have to follow certain regulations.

  • They cannot carry the following items: 
  1. i) any kind of electronic device (example: – mobile phones, cameras, tabs)
    ii) dangerous objects (especially knives/weapons)
    iii) bags and luggage, umbrellas
    iv) any other dangerous items.
  • If you bring any of the objects mentioned above, you are solely responsible for them inside the premises of the German Consulates/Embassy.
  • You must only carry the requisite documents at German Consulate/Embassy.
  • You are solely responsible for all your belongings outside the premises of the German Consulate/Embassy.