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03.02.2020 Phiilippines

Flights to the Philippines

The Embassy of the Philippines in Berlin informs that no entries are currently possible, if the flight is from or via China (including Hong Kong).
Please take this into account when planning and possibly rebook.

23.12.2019 China, Japan, Russian Federation

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):

  • 01.01.2020 - 08.01.2020: Russian Federation
  • 06.01.2020: Japan (Munich)
  • 27.01. + 28.01.2020: China (Munich)
  • 27.01. - 29.01.2020: China (Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg)

 

19.12.2019 Ethiopia

Visa for Ethiopia

The Embassy of Ethiopia in Berlin informs that no embassy visas will be issued until further notice.

What options do you have as a customer?

  1. Single entry
    Issuance only possible as an e-visa (no matter which category)
  2. Multiple entries
    Fly to Ethiopia and apply directly there (immigration)

As soon as embassy visas are issued again, we receive information from the embassy and inform you promptly.

16.12.2019 Angola, Nigeria, China, Japan, Thailand, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Vietnam

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):

  • 05.12.2019 - 31.12.2019: Thailand (Munich)
  • 13.12.2019 - 03.01.2020: Angola (Berlin)
  • 16.12.2019 - 03.01.2020: Nigeria (Berlin)
  • 23.12.2019 - 01.01.2020: Mozambique (Berlin)
  • 23.12.2019 - 01.01.2020: BVA (Bonn)
  • 24.12.2019 - 01.01.2020: Vietnam (Frankfurt)
  • 24.12.2019 - 05.01.2020: Sierra Leone (Berlin)
  • 27.12.1029: China (Munich)
  • 30.12.2019 - 06.01.2020: Japan (Munich)
13.12.2019

OPENING HOURS DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Dear customers,

In the following we would like to let you know how you can reach us at the upcoming - hopefully for all of us restful - holidays:

24.12.2019: All branches are open until 12.00.
25.-26.12 .2019: BUSINESS VISUM remains closed.
27.12 .2019: Normal working day; BUSINESS VISUM can be reached as usual (except Hamburg).
30.12 .2019: Normal working day; BUSINESS VISUM can be reached as usual.
31.12.2019: All branches are open until 12.00.
01.01.2020: BUSINESS VISUM remains closed.

06.12.2019 Russian Federation

Important changes in the consulate of Russia in Frankfurt

The consulate of Russia in Frankfurt informs that from 12.12.2019 onward no sameday processing is possible. Temporarily there will only be express processing within 3 working days (only in connection with a ministerial invitation).

It is anticipated that there will be a sameday processing again from the middle of January. We will inform you as soon as new information is available.

25.11.2019 China

IMPORTANT CHANGE IN THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE!

On behalf of the Chinese Visa Application Service Center (China Provider), we received the message that, as of 16.12.2019, the applicant must appear in person in order to give his or her fingerprints.

Currently exempted from this are:

  1. Persons under 14 years or over 70 years
  2. Owners of diplomatic passports and persons exempted under bilateral agreements.
  3. Persons who apply for a Chinese visa with the same passport and whose fingerprints have already been provided within the last 5 years (the biometric visa must be presented in the same passport upon application)
  4. People who have finger limitations or who can not capture fingerprints from all 10 fingers for other reasons.

Business Visum remains in close contact with the Chinese Visa Application Service Center. Once we have news and concrete procedures, we will provide you with the information on our website.

In the coming weeks, we will keep you up to date on the changes to be expected on our website in the News section. In the beginning, we expect adjustments and
temporal effects on the proceesing times.

04.11.2019 USA

Interview appointments for USA

At present the lead time for interview appointments in the consulates Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich is currently 1-2 weeks!

29.10.2019 Myanmar

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):

  • 01.11.2019: Myanmar (Berlin)
29.10.2019 Canada

Changes to the application process

The Canadian Government announces changes to the application process on November 1st 2019. How these will look like is not yet known. As soon as we have details, we will publish them.

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