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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)
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.

21.01.2019 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

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.

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.

04.11.2018 Egypt, Morocco, Russian Federation, Iran, India

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):

  • 05.11.2018: Russian Federation (Munich)
  • 07.11. + 23.11.2018: India (Munich)
  • 07.11.2018: Iran (Munich)
  • 20.11.2018: Morocco (Düsseldorf)
  • 20.11.2018: Egypt (Frankfurt)
  • 23.11.2018: India (Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich)
25.09.2018 Iran

Changed visa regulations

Since 23.09.2018 German citizens are no longer required to have a visa in the passport for a single-entry. Instead, the applicant will be issued with a permit that must be carried along upon entry and during the stay in Iran. The entry and exit stamp will be placed on this permit. Therefore, it is necessary to keep ist safe.

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