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18.09.2019 USA

Interview appointments for USA

At present the lead time for interview appointments in the consulates Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich is currently 2-4 weeks!
10.09.2019 China

UPDATE: Chinese provider changes application procedure

As reported on 24.08.2019, the providers of the Chinese Embassy have drastically changed the processing of visa applications. How does this affect you right now?

Due to the changed procedure, the submission of visa applications is currently delayed by (in average) at least 4 days. Therefore, plan with a significant delay in processing and issuing of your visa.

If the Chinese provider detects "faulty" documents, they will be returned to us and a new submission is only possible with a completely new application form. This means that no missing documents can be added or incorrect information corrected - the provider now requires a complete new application. Only when the new application form is signed by you in the original, we can book a new submission date for you. Update: please keep in mind that due to chinese holidays the consular sections will be closed on Munich, Hamburg and Berlin = September 30th - October 3rd Frankfurt= October 1st - October 3rd
09.09.2019 Bangladesh, China, India

Holidays in September

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

  • 10.09.2019: Bangladesh (Berlin)
  • 10.09.2019: India (Berlin)
  • 30.09. - 03.10.2019: China (Berlin, München)
03.09.2019 Malawi

Embassy Malawi temporarily does not issue visas

The Malawi Embassy does not issue visas until further notice as there are no visa labels. The visa is issued upon entry.
24.08.2019 China

Chinese provider changes application procedure

The providers of the Chinese Embassy have just informed us that significant changes regarding the visa application are expected to come into force there from 02.09.2019. A precise date for this and the design are not yet known.

Visa applications can no longer be submitted on a day-to-day basis. For the submission, appointments must be planned, which are only possible after presentation of your documents in our locations. In addition, the daily quotas are to be limited.

As a result of the changes, we will no longer be able to carry out Sameday visas. A significant delay in processing of 4 days or more is expected.

As soon as we have further information, we will inform you immediately at this point.
26.07.2019 Egypt, India, Thailand, Madagascar, Singapore, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria, Myanmar, Uzbekistan, Ghana, Guinea, Lebanon, Iraq, Malaysia, Dominican Republic

Holidays in August

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

  • 06.08.2019: Singapore (Berlin)
  • 08.08.2019: Ghana (Berlin)
  • 08.08.2019: Guinea (Berlin)
  • 09.08. - 19.08.2019: Pakistan (Frankfurt)
  • 12.08.2019: Thailand (Berlin, Frankfurt)
  • 12.08.2019: Uzbekistan (Berlin)
  • 12.08.2019: Myanmar (Berlin)
  • 12.08.2019: Malaysia (Berlin)
  • 12.08. + 13.08.2019: Egypt (Berlin)
  • 12.08. - 14.08.2019: Egypt (Frankfurt)
  • 12.08. - 13.08. + 15.08.2019: Bangladesh (Berlin)
  • 12.08. - 14.08.2019: Pakistan (Berlin)
  • 12.08. - 14.08.2019: Lebanon (Berlin)
  • 12.08. - 16.08.2019: Nigeria (Berlin)
  • 12.08. - 16.08.2019: Iraq (Berlin)
  • 15.08.2019: Madagascar (Berlin)
  • 15.08.2019: India (Berlin, Frankfurt)
  • 16.08.2019: Dominican Rep. (Berlin)
26.07.2019 Thailand

Holidays in July

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

  • 29.07.2019: Thailand (Berlin)
09.07.2019 China

Visa requirements for Berlin

All applicants in Berlin whose  passports were issued after January 1, 2015, also need to submit a declaration with a list of the countries he/she has traveled to since 01.01.2014. This applies to any applicant, regardless of gender and age.
09.07.2019 Nigeria

Service provider for Nigeria

Since 6th May 2019 the Nigerian embassy in Berlin outsourced accepting of applications for a visa, charging the appropriate fees and returning passport to the external service provider "VFS". Decisions regarding visa applications remain solely at the embassy's discretion. The Application Center charges an additional fee of € 95.00 per passport, collected together with the visa fee.

28.06.2019 India

Fingerprints in Frankfurt

The Indian provider IGCS announces that from now on with all applications the fingerprints of the applicant will be required. Excluded from this rule are tourist and business visas valid for up to one year. Applicants must come to IGCS, after Business Visum has submitted the application documents. This should work daily between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m. without prior appointment. The address of IGCS is: Indo German Consultancy
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