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09.01.2019 USA

Current information about USA

Due to technical problems, the US website is temporarily unavailable or has limited functionality.

As a result, there may be difficulties in applying for visas or paying visa fees.
01.05.2019 China

China visa application from 10.05. only online

The Chinese government is now - analogous to the Indian and Russian visa applications - in Germany on a mandatory electronic application process. In the phase of the transition, which ends on 09.05., either the old or the new visa application may be submitted.

From 10.05. all visa applications must be processed on the website of the Chinese Visa Application Center, irrespective of the city in which the actual visa is applied for.

The process for the new visa application is significantly more extensive than before; it is a 9-page visa application (in comparison: so far it was 4 pages). In addition, the questions in the application process are only available in English and Chinese. The online process also requires the uploading of a biometric passport photo.

BUSINESS VISUM will gladly assist you in this new process.

Linked to the change in the application process is also the message of the Chinese consulate that until further notice the so-called "same day" processing will be abolished. In addition, even the suspension of express processing is in question, with the result that each Chinese visa would take at least 4 business days. However, this is still under discussion and may be implemented only in some of the cities. We will keep you up to date.

For further information we are available under our respective service numbers at our branches.
29.04.2019 Russian Federation

Holidays in May

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

  • 02.05. + 03.05.2019: Russian Federation
  • 08.05. - 10.05.2019: Russian Federation (Frankfurt)
  • 09.05. + 10.05.2019: Russian Federation (Berlin, Bonn, Munich)
16.04.2019 Cameroon

Processing time for Kamarun in Hamburg

The Consulate General of Cameroon in Hamburg informs that from now on the processing of visas and legalizations without exception amounts to at least 5 to 7 working days. Express processing is no longer possible.

26.03.2019 Iran, Myanmar, Mozambique, Indonesia, Thailand

Holidays in April

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

  • 02.04. + 03.04.2019: Iran (Frankfurt, Munich)
  • 03.04.2019: Iran (Berlin)
  • 03.04.2019: Indonesia (Berlin, Frankfurt)
  • 08.04. + 15.04.2019: Thailand (Munich)
  • 15.04.2019: Thailand (Frankfurt)
  • 15.04.2019: Mozambique (Berlin)
  • 15.04. - 17.04.2019: Myanmar (Berlin)
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)

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