Introduction
26 September 2014: Visa Application center closure

Dear Applicants, Representatives and Travel Agents,

Please be informed that Germany Visa Application Center Chennai, Pondicherry and Hyderabad will be remain Closed on 02 October 2014 for Gandhi Jayanti and 22 October due Diwali.

Welcome to the website for the German Visa Application Centers in South India appointed by Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Chennai

This site provides information on procedures applicable to residents in South India who wish to apply for a Schengen visa to travel to Germany as their main destination in the Schengen Area up to 90 days.
 
Visa Application Process
SHORT STAY APPLICATIONS
Step 1: Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a vissa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Consulate General. You may refer to the link ‘All about Visas’ to understand details of Schengen Visas
Step 2: Complete you visa application form and affix your photograph. You may download the form from this website. Also, please mention name along with surname of father and spouse, if applicable. Please ensure that you furnish all the required document, you may download document checklist from this website. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Step 3: All applicants applying for an airport transit or short stay Schengen visa (for business, for cultural or sport events, for tourism, for visiting family or friends, may submit their application at the VFS Visa Application Centre for Germany in Chennai/Hyderabad/Pondicherry
Step 4: Visit the Germany Visa Application Centre during the working hours and receive a token number. Please click here to check address of the center you wish to submit your application at.
Step 5: Submit your application at the VFS centre along with the applicable fees. Visa fee can paid in Cash.
Step 6: Track your application online
Step 7: Collect your passport from the Visa Application Centre or wait for courier delivery.
Step 8: Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Service Centre.

LONG TERM APPLICATIONS:

Step 1: Applicants can book an appointment for National Visa through our Helpline number: 022-67866013.

The applicants can now also schedule their appointment online.
Step 2: Applicants will have to appear for a personal interview directly at the German Consulate Chennai with all necessary documents.
Step 3: National Visa include the following categories where the duration of stay in Germany is more than 90 days - Work Permit, Student, German Classes, Family Reunion, Au Pair, Specialty Cook, Medical Treatment, Guest Scientist and Visiting Scholars.
Step 4: Upon receipt of the approval letter from the Consulate, applicants may submit their passport along with the approval letter for the visa issuance at VFS Chennai, Hyderabad and Pondicherry Centre. A logistic fee of 870/- INR will be charged per passport for this service.
 
Track Your Application
If you have already submitted an application for a visa at the Germany Visa Application Centre you can track your application here.
     
 
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