News and Updates

  • 22 November 2016

    Relocation of Germany Visa Application Centre in Cochin.

    Please be informed that The Germany Visa Application Centre in Cochin, has moved to 1st Floor, Manoj Tower (Coastal Chambers), Opposite to Mercy Hotel, M G Road Ravipuram , Cochin, Kerala-682015, effective from 21 November 2016.

  • 22 November 2016

    Availability of Premium Lounge Service from 21 November 2016.

    Please be informed that The Premium Lounge Service is available at Cochin visa application centre effect from 21 November 2016.

  • 29 October 2016

    The German Visa Application Centers, Bangalore / Consulate will be closed on 23 November 2016.

    • Please be informed that The German visa application centers, Bangalore / Consulate will be closed on 23 November 2016 owing to “No submission day”.
    • Trivandrum and Cochin application centre will remain operational.
  • 29 October 2016

    The Premium Lounge Service fee change.

    Please be informed that with effect from 01 November 2016 The Premium Lounge Service fee will be Rs.2000/- (inclusive of taxes) per applicant. This charge is in addition to the visa application fee and VFS service charges

  • 01 October 2016

    Please be informed that with effect from 01 October 2016 the Travel Insurance only from below mentioned companies will be acceptable by Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Bangalore.

    List Of Travel Insurance

  • 08 September 2016

    Kindly note that on 9 September 2016 Bangalore Schengen Visa Application Centre will not accept applications owing to the Cauvery Water Unrest – Karnataka Bandh.

  • 01 September 2016

    On 02 September 2016 Germany Visa Application Centre will not accept applications.

    Kindly note that on 02 September 2016 Germany Visa Application Centre will not accept applications at Bangalore, Cochin and Trivandrum owing to the one-day strike call given by the central trade union.

  • 02 December 2015

    Dear Applicants/Travel Agent/representative,

    Please be informed that due to heavy rain in Chennai and Pondicherry VFS centers and German Consulate will remain closed on 02 December 2015 and 03 December 2015.

  • 07 November 2015

    All applicants are required book an appointment online to submit their visa application and Biometric information at the Schengen visa application centre.

    As part of the visa application procedure, from 2 November 2015 applicants will need to provide Biometric fingerprint data along with a digital photograph. If you have temporary injuries on your fingers, applicants are advised to wait until the injuries have healed before you book your appointment. Henna on fingertips may also mean we are unable to get a clear scanned image and should be removed or allowed to fade before your appointment date.

    Before you make an appointment you should carefully read the visa application process available on the website to submit your visa application and supporting documents at the visa application centre.

    If you have missed your appointment on the scheduled day, the system will not allow you to reschedule or cancel and you will require to book a new appointment after 24 hours.

    Please make sure you arrive at the visa application centre 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Applicants are not allowed to be accompanied inside the visa application centre. The only exceptions to this are those accompanying children under 18 years-of-age or applicants who need special assistance for health reasons or disability.

    If you are part of a family or group, each member of the family or group must make an individual appointment. For example, if you are a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children you must make 4 individual appointments.

    VFS Global appointment system is compatible with most popular browsers. VFS Global will soon introduce appointment scheduling through call Centre for the ease of applicants.

    How to book an appointment


    Please click here to book an appointment online.

  • 07 November 2015

    Change in the visa application submission process - Introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS) on 02 November 2015

    Changes in Schengen visa application process – India

    Visa Information System

  • 27 October 2015

    Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives

    Please note that the Schengen Visa Application Centre Premium Lounge services in Bangalore will be available from 19 October 2015