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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.


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.


Opening hours of the consulates of China

Due to the Chinese New Year festival, the consulate in Berlin will be closed on 16. and 19. February. In Munich, visas can not be applied for on the 16th and in Frankfurt from 16. to 20. February.

Please take this into account in your planning.


Processing times at the consulate

Due to the holiday on 23.02. the consulate of Russia in Frankfurt offers no express processing this week.

02.11.2017 USA

Changed opening hours in March

The Consular Section of the USA in Berlin is closed from 12.03. - 23.03.18. Due to reconstruction measures the consular department remains closed to the public. Dates for a personal interview to apply for a visa are not possible during this time. Applicants should have the interview in Frankfurt or Munich.


[Translate to Englisch:] Derzeit keine Visumausstellung möglich

The embassy of Malawi informs that presently visas can not be issued because visa stickers are not available. Travelers must have the visa issued on arrival.


Football World cup in the Russian Federation

In order for you to have the most pleasant trip to the Football World Cup in Russia, we provide you with information that will help you with the registration procedure. Details can be found here.

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