Business Visum Hamburg with a new location
From August 1st, 2021 the time has finally come - we are moving. Welcome our colleagues to their new premises just a few minutes walk from our "old" office at the address
Business Visum Hamburg - Ludwig-Erhard-Straße 6 - 20459 Hamburg
Our telephone number and email address remain unchanged.
Please send all documents to the old address Rödingsmarkt 39, 20459 Hamburg until July 30th, 2021. From August 1st, 2021, please only send your documents to the new address.
Embassies closed after Ramadan
Due to the end of Ramadan, the following consulates will remain closed:
- 19.07. - 23.07.2021 Egypt
- 19.07. - 23.07.2021 Jordan
- 20.07.2021 Ghorfa
- 20.07. - 22.07.2021 Oman
- 20.07. - 22.07.2021 Lebanon
- 20.07. - 28.07.2021 Iran
Entry stop for Taiwan
According to the announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a general entry ban for foreign citizens applies since May 19, 2021 (except for holders of an R.O.C Resident Certificate).
The imposed entry ban is expected to apply until 26th of July 2021. During this period, the consulates will not process any visa applications.
The only exceptions are visa applications with prior approval by the CECC (Central Epidemic Command Center).
Embassy of Kazakhstan closed
The embassy of Kazakhstan in Berlin is closed until July 28th, 2021 and does not issue visas. The consulate general in Hanover is responsible for representation.
There the traveler must personally submit the application:
Honorarkonsulat der Republik Kasachstan
Anderter Straße 99 D
Change in the process for quarantine exemption
Change in the process for quarantine exemption South Korea from July 1st:
For business travelers (C-4 and C-3-4 visas), the quarantine exemption will continue to be applied for by the inviting Korean company via the KITA (Korea International Trade Association) (https://kita.net/) and processed and approved by the relevant ministry .
If this ministry is the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (산업 통상 자원부) or the Ministry of SMEs and Startups (중소 벤처 기업 부), the quarantine exemption certificates will be issued there.
If another ministry is responsible for the inviting Korean institution, it will be informed when submitting the application that the certificate must be requested from the Korean embassy in the traveler's country of residence. In these cases, the certificate is issued as usual via the embassy or the responsible consulates.
Validity of NIE permits extended
The US consulate in Frankfurt am Main announced on July 6th, 2021 that from now on all NIE permits are valid for 12 months with multiple entries. This also applies retrospectively to NIE permits that have already been issued and that have been issued in the last 12 months.
E-Visa currently not available
With effect from June 19, 2021, the Ethiopian immigration authorities have unannounced that the issuing of “e-visas” and “visas on arrival” will be temporarily suspended.
Passengers who want to enter Ethiopia must have a valid visa or a "Residence ID".
VFS-Tasheel again in Frankfurt am Main
The office of VFS-Tascheel was opened in Frankfurt am Main to apply for visas for Saudi Arabia.
The address is: VFS-Tascheel, c/o Sprachcaffe, 4th Floor, Gartenstraße 6, 60594 Frankfurt.
Since applicants are required to meet in person, Business Visum can only provide you with advice.
*UPDATE* Temporary entry ban
Entry restrictions have been in effect for 20 countries since February 3, 2021. This also applies to travelers from third countries who have stayed in the countries mentioned 14 days prior to their trip to Saudi Arabia.
This applies to the following countries:
Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Great Britain, Ireland, Sweden, UAE, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Japan, USA, Brazil, Argentina and South Africa.
Entry to Saudi Arabia from Germany is now possible again.
Changed entry regulations
From May 20th, 2021 there is a quarantine obligation for all non-vaccinated travelers for 7 days from arrival at the headquarters of the institutional quarantine and at the expense of the traveler.
Valid health insurance accepted by the KSA to cover the risks of the coronavirus is necessary for all non-vaccinated travelers.