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27.10.2020 Angola, Myanmar, Japan

Holidays in November

Due to holidays or other reasons the following embassies and/or consulates will be closed in November (in case not otherwise stated this is always nationwide):
 

  • 02.11. + 11.11.2020: Angola
  • 03.11. + 23.11.2020: Japan (Hamburg)
  • 27.11. - 30.11.2020: Myanmar
15.10.2020 Japan

Visa for Japan

As announced by the Embassy of Japan in Berlin, temporary business visas are currently issued for up to 90 days.

Under the following link you will find an overview of the documents required for this as well as the applicable regulations on entry and quarantine.

https://www.de.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/konsular_InformationenCoronavirus_VisaBusiness.html

08.10.2020 Saudi Arabia

Visa for Saudi-Arabia

The embassy of Saudi Arabia in Berlin announced that business visas for Saudi Arabia can be applied for again since October 5th, 2020. At the moment there are only appointments available at VFS in Berlin for Mondays and Thursdays, only in the morning.

The necessary invitations must be addressed to the embassy in Berlin. The embassy only accepts invitations that were issued after September 15, 2020.

A negative Covid-19 test should not be older than 48 hours before the flight to KSA takes place.

30.09.2020 USA

Visa fee already paid

We have received the following information regarding visa fees that have already been paid:

"The US Mission in Germany is aware that many applicants have paid the processing fee for the visa application and are still waiting to make a visa appointment. We are working hard to resume all routine visa processes as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, we assure you that the US representation will extend the validity of your payment (the so-called MRV fee) up to December 31, 2021 in order to give all applicants who were unable to arrange a visa appointment due to the suspension of routine consular operations the opportunity to arrange a visa appointment and/or attend one with the fee already paid. Please continue to monitor this page for information on when we will return to routine visa operations. "

23.09.2020 Myanmar, China, Korea (South)

Holidays in October

Due to holidays or other reasons the following embassies and/or consulates will be closed in October (in case not otherwise stated this is always nationwide):
 

  • 01.10. - 05.10.2020: China
  • 09.10.2020: Korea (South) (Frankfurt)
  • 29.10. - 02.11.2020: Myanmar
11.09.2020 Guinea

Entry only with a negative COVID19 test

 

A negative COVID19 test must be presented upon entry, which must not be older than 72 hours.

11.09.2020 Ghana

Entry only with a negative COVID19 test

A negative COVID19 test must be presented upon entry, which must not be older than 72 hours.

07.09.2020 Angola

Bank holiday in September

On September 17 and 18, 2020, the Angolan embassy will be closed due to a public holiday.

03.09.2020 Indonesia

Visa for Indonesia

A negative COVID19 test, which must not be made earlier than 7 days before entry, must now be enclosed with the application documents for an Indonesia visa. This means that the visa application can also be made no earlier than 7 days before departure. The visa is issued within 24 hours.

03.09.2020 USA

Visa for USA

Visa applications for the USA are possible again in some cases. The basis for this are exceptions due to national interests (National Interest Exceptions - NIEs).

Steps to apply can be found in the link:

https://de.usembassy.gov/de/konsularabteilungen-in-deutschland-bieten-einige-visadienstleistungen-wieder-an/

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