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Germany Transit Visa for Indian

German transit visa

less than 12 hours Germany Visa

Processing time:

15 days

Stay period:

less than 12 hours


Visa category:





Rs 7200/-

If you are travelling through Germany route to other country and have layover at Germany airport, it needs to get Germany transit visa for Indian. There are different conditions as well depending on leaving international transit area. Thus before transiting though Germany, you should know about Germany transit visa fees and German transit visa requirements.

Germany transit visa for Indian

Indians require Airport transit visa to stay on Germany international airport for short time of layover. It does not allow to leave international transit area of airport or to stay overnight on hotel. If you want to leave airport area, you need to hold Schengen visa (type C).

Indian nationals who have valid visa of any of the country UK, USA, Schengen, Japan, Cyprus, Canada, Ireland, Bulgaria do not need to get airport transit visa for layover.

When to apply for German transit visa for Indian?

The processing time for Germany transit visa is 15 days. Thus it is advisable to  apply for German transit visa well before the travel dates. You are allowed to apply upto 6 months before and not later15 days of travel plan.

How to apply for Germany transit visa with Itzeazy?

  1. Understanding applicant’s requirements regarding visa application over the phone or chat by the Itzeazy team
  2. Sharing a list of required documents with the applicant by Itzeazy
  3. Sharing a soft copy of the required documents for visa application by the client
  4. Verification of the documents by Itzeazy
  5. Advance payment for visa
  6. Form submission by Itzeazy and appointment booking
  7. Applicant’s visit to the Visa application center for document verification and photograph
  8. Germany transit visa gets delivered by post at the current address.

Germany transit visa fees for Indian

Age category Visa fees in Euro
Above 12 years €80
6-12 years of age €40
below 6 years of age Free
  1. Additional charges of Rs 1714 need to pay.
  2. Fees are non refundable
  3. You can pay fees through Debit/credit card, DD, UPI at VFS visa application center

How to apply for German transit visa?

To apply for Germany transit visa for Indian follow these steps:-

  1. Go to the VFS Global website  and then click “Get started now”:
  2. Download the visa application form to complete it.
  3. Print, sign, and bring with you when submitting your application to VFS Global.
  4. Make an appointment for VFS visa application center
  5. Visit a visa application center on appointment day for verification
  6. Payment of fees
  7. Track your application online, by the use of reference number mentioned on the invoice or receipt issued by VFS Global.
  8. Get your passport

Once a decision has been made on your visa application, you can collect your documents from VFS Global or request a return of your documents (if provided by VFS) for an additional fee.

German transit visa requirements

  1. Valid Indian passport with at least three months of validity 
  2. Download the right form from the VIDEX website of the germany embassy or consulate. Fill it out precisely and totally with black pen or electronically (as specified). 
  3. Two recent passport-size photographs
  4. A copy passport data page
  5. Proof of flight reservation
  6. Proof of residence
  7. Copy of valid visa of final destination

Germany transit visa photo requirements

  1. Size: 35 x 45 mm
  2. White Background
  3. Straight Head with Natural Face Expression
  4. The face should cover 80% of the Photo

Also read

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Germany tourist visa for Indian




Can I use a German transit visa to go to friends or household members in Germany throughout?

A German transit visa is strictly for transiting via Germany, not for prolonged stays or touring friends and family. If you plan to spend time in Germany for non-transit purposes, you have to get Schengen visa.

What occurs if my connecting flight is delayed and I missed my specific transit time?

You may also want to contact the German embassy or consulate at the airport for assistance. Depending on the circumstances and available time for the next flight, they might allow a short time transit visa extension.

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