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Overview

Schengen visa have to be obtained from the embassy or consulate of the country where the main purpose of travel lies. Therefore, please check your travel plans before making your application to the German Embassy. In case of travel to multiple Schengen countries, please make your application to the embassy or the consulate where you will be staying for the maximum number of days, or from the point of first entry into the Schengen countries, if the duration of stay is the same in more than one Schengen country

Visa Fees

The New Visa Fees effective from 12 December 2016

The Visa Fee for the applicable visa type is listed in the table below. The fee mentioned is applicable per applicant.


Visa Category Visa Fee in Euros (Adult) Visa Fee in Euros (Child) Visa Fee in INR (Adult) Visa Fee in INR (Child)

Short Term (Including Tourism & Visit of Family and Friends) Business, Transit

60 60
(Above 12 Years).
35
(For Children between 6-12 Years of age)

(No visa fee is charged for children below 6 years of age)

4400 4400
(Above 12 Years).

2600
(For Children between 6-12 Years of age)

(No visa fee is charged for children below 6 years of age)

VFS Service charge:

Applicants applying in the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Germany Chennai shall be levied a service charge of (Inclusive of Service tax @ 14%.S.B. Cess @0.50%, Krishi Kalyan Cess @ 0.50%)

VFS Logistics - INR 1310 (For applicants who have already provided fingerprints within last 59 months)

VFS Logistics - INR 1455


Please Note:


  • The applicable visa fee in Indian Rupees is as per the current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice.
  • The visa fee is non-refundable.
  • There is an optional courier facility available at Rs 279/- (Inclusive of Service Tax 15% ) per application
  • The visa fee for applicants applying in South India is payable by a bank draft in favor of. “VFS GLOBAL SERVICES PVT LTD”, debit card, credit card or by cash.
  • Exemption of Visa Fee for a child is only applicable in the case of Short Term category, if the child's age is less than 6 years.

Documents Required

Photo Specifications

Processing Time

As per the Visa Code of the Schengen member states under Article 23:

Decision on the application

  1. Applications shall be decided on within 15 calendar days of the date of the lodging of an application which is admissible in accordance with Article 19.
  2. That period may be extended up to a maximum of 30 calendar days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed or in cases of representation where the authorities of the represented Member State are consulted.
  3. Exceptionally, when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days.
  4. Unless the application has been withdrawn, a decision shall be taken to:
    1. issue a uniform visa in accordance with Article 24;
    2. issue a visa with limited territorial validity in accordance with Article 25;
    3. refuse a visa in accordance with Article 32; or
    4. discontinue the examination of the application and transfer it to the relevant authorities of the represented Member State in accordance with Article 8(2).

The fact that fingerprinting is physically impossible, in accordance with Article 13(7)(b), shall not influence the issuing or refusal of a visa.

Download Form

Click here to fill the online Schengen Visa Application form – https://videx.diplo.de/

  Visa Application Form
` Declaration on Travel and Health Insurance
  Power of Attorney Annexure


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