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16.08.2018 Indonesia

Change in processing times in Frankfurt

The processing of visa applications currently takes at least 3 weeks.

16.08.2018 India

Tightened requirements in Hamburg

The Indian Consulate General in Hamburg announced today that from now on a zero-error tolerance applies to all documents to be submitted. There is no possibility to subsequently supplement, replace or submit documents. Handwritten corrections of applications are also excluded.

24.07.2018 China

Consent to data processing for China

Due to the changed privacy policy, the "Chinese Visa Application Service Center" (CVAC) has now created an agreement that each applicant must complete and sign personally.

We are pleased to provide you this form under the country information of China in the area Downloads. Please make sure to use only the form of the respective office, where you also send your documents to.

24.07.2018 India

Registration certificate also for germans in Frankfurt

The Indian Consulate in Frankfurt has informed that from now on all applicants, including German citizens, have to provide a copy of the registration certificate. Non-German citizens must submit a so-called "extended registration certificate", for German citizens a regular registration certificate is sufficient. This must not be older than 6 months.

24.07.2018 Russian Federation

Travel to the Russian Federadion until 31.12.2018 with FAN ID

Hereby we would like to inform you that owners of a FAN ID, who have attended FIFA 2018 World Cup football matches as spectators, are allowed to enter and leave the Russian Federation without visa until December 31, 2018. Entry requires a passport and a FAN ID that the person received before or during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

This applies to nationals of the following countries: EU, USA, Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), India, Iran, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunisia, Mexico, Malaysia, Costa Rica.

02.11.2017 Brazil

Changed visa regulations

The Consulate in Frankfurt is will issue work visas only with a valid work permit from Brazil.

Short-term work visas up to 90 days (Vitem V) based on a company invitation will not be iissued until further notice.

02.11.2017 USA

Entry ban for some nationalities

On 5th December 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that the entry ban in its third version is provisionally in full force.

The announced travel regulations are based on a study of around 200 countries worldwide by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

This review concluded that eight countries currently do not meet the requirements of the US government. As a result, President Trump now imposes further restrictions on the nationals or countries concerned

Iran, Yemen, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Chad and Venezuela.

The U.S. consulates explicitly point out that already set interview appointments will not be canceled. Affected persons can therefore go to their appointment.

Nevertheless, the final decision is up to the consular officer - the assessment of the grounds for the visa application, in particular the application of derogations, will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Hardship cases will also be taken into account.

However, until the U.S. Supreme Court makes a final decision on the entry ban, we must continue to expect changes in this area. A final verdict from the Supreme Court can drag on until next year.

We advise travelers of the countries concerned, who currently hold a valid visa and a valid status for the U.S. and who currently are in the U.S., ideally not to leave the country or urgently to check whether a re-entry due to exemptions is possible!

02.11.2017 Zimbabwe

Visa only upon arrival

The Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe announced today that visa won't be issued any longer at the consulate in Germany.

All EU citizens will only receive their visa at the Immigration Officewhen they arrive in Zimbabwe. This applies to both tourist and business travel.

If visiting Zimbabwe is planned for a non-EU citizen, please contact BUSINESS VISUM. Either the traveler receives his visa on arrival as well, or it must be requested via an online portal. For more information, please contact us.

02.11.2017 Algeria

Processing times at the consulate

The Algerian consulate in Frankfurt does not accept passports for processing in the 52nd calendar week.

02.11.2017

Changed Visa regulations

The consulate in Munich informs that since 15.01.2018 a Certificate of Incorporation of the Indian company also has to be provided for business visas.

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