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13.03.2019 Indonesia

Processing time at the embassy

The Consulate of Indonesia in Frankfurt has announced that the processing time is now 18 days. Please take this into account in your planning.
27.02.2019

Office in Berlin closed

Due to the World Women's Day on 08.03.2019, Berlin has a holiday and our office is closed. Please take this into account in your planning.
12.02.2019 India

Limited visa application in Hamburg

The Indian Consulate General in Hamburg announces that no express processing is possible this week. The normal processing can also delay a bit. Please include this circumstance in your visa planning.
21.02.2019 Angola, Iran, Indonesia, Belarus, Russian Federation, India

Holidays in March

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

  • 04.03. - 05.03.2019: Angola (Berlin)
  • 07.03.2019: Indonesia (Frankfurt)
  • 08.03.2019: Russian Federation (Munich)
  • 08.03.2019: Belarus (Munich)
  • 20.03. - 22.03.2019: Iran (Frankfurt, Munich)
  • 21.03.2019: India (Munich)
21.01.2019 Thailand, Iran, Japan, China, Taiwan

Holidays in February

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

  • 04.02.2019: Japan (Frankfurt)
  • 04.02. + 05.02.2019: China (Munich)
  • 04.02.2019 - 06.02.2019: China (Berlin, Hamburg)
  • 04.02.2019 - 08.02.2019: China (Frankfurt)
  • 05.02.2019: Taiwan (Munich)
  • 12.02.2019: Iran (Munich)
  • 15.02. + 18.02.2019: China (Munich)
  • 19.02.2019: Thailand (Munich)
09.01.2019 USA

*UPDATE* Current information about USA

Due to the budget freeze in the USA, applicants currently face restrictions on visa application and appointment arrangements. The embassy in Berlin has withdrawn all available interview dates. It is currently not possible to book appointments. Already booked appointments should not be affected according to the homepage. It is possible that the consulates in Munich and Frankfurt will follow as well. *UPDATE* 10.01.2019 Due to unforeseen construction issues at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, all Nonimmigrant Visa appointments have been cancelled indefinitely. For urgent travel, you may reschedule your appointment at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt or Munich.
14.12.2018 Japan, Russian Federation, USA

Holidays in January

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

  • 31.12.2018 - 03.01.2019: Japan (Munich)
  • 31.12.2018 - 08.01.2019: Russian Federation (Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich)
  • 31.12.2018 - 09.01.2019: Russian Federation (Bonn)
  • 21.01.2019: USA
04.12.2018 Russian Federation

Changed Visa requirements

The Consulate General of Russia in Hamburg informs that from now on non-German citizens will have to present a copy of the registration certificate or a current employer certificate in addition to the application documents in order to confirm their residence in Germany.
28.11.2018 Malawi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, China, Mozambique, Thailand, Japan, Angola, Cameroon, Algeria, South Sudan

Holidays in December

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

  • 05.12.2018: Thailand (Berlin, Munich)
  • 17.12.2018 - 04.01.2019: Angola
  • 17.12.2018 - 04.01.2019: Mozambique
  • 21.12.2018: Algeria
  • 21.12. - 02.01.2019: South Sudan
  • 21.12. - 07.01.2019: Malawi
  • 24.12.2018: China
  • 24.12. + 31.12.2018: Ghorfa
  • 24.12. + 31.12.2018: Japan (Munich)
  • 24.12. - 01.01.2019: Cameroon
  • 24.12. - 02.01.2019: Congo, Dem. Rep.
07.11.2018 Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Delays in applying for a UK visa

In November/December 2018 UK-Visas will adjust the application process. There may be delays in applying for a UK visa and booking an appointment during this time. In urgent cases please speak in advance with our office in Düsseldorf.

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