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Long Term Visa

Step 1

Applicants can book an appointment for National Visa (Long Term) through our Helpline number: 022-67866013 or writing an e-mail at / to book appointment online click here

Step 2

Applicants will have to appear for a personal interview directly at The German Consulate General in Kolkata 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.

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Step 4

Upon receipt of the approval letter from the embassy, applicants may submit their passport along with the approval letter for the visa issuance at VFS Global Kolkata Centre. A logistic fee of 950 INR will be charged per passport for this service.

Collection of the passport from the German VFS Global application centre.

Change in Passport collection process

The Consulate General of Germany in Kolkata has implemented a change in arrangement for the collection of passport(s) from VFS Global Visa Application Centre. With effect from 01 September 2016.

Third party collection of the documents or passports will not be permitted, except in the following cases:

  • Immediate Family Member (that is Parents, Children, Siblings)
  • One member of a group collecting for the entire group
  • A person collecting on behalf of Govt. officials if authorized on the Govt. letter head or department
  • Representative of a company - Authorization letter on the letter head of the company and the official ID card

If any of the above comes for passport collection they need to carry the following documents

  • Photocopy of Govt. ID card
  • Original ICR
  • Authorisation Letter from applicant

Applicants who do not wish to collect their documents in person and whose documents cannot be collected by one of the above should select delivery mode as courier at the time of submission.

The applicants are requested to mention the complete delivery address on the covering letter. In case no specific address is mentioned on the covering letter, the passport will be sent to the address mentioned on the Visa Application Form.

This procedural change is to ensure the safe and secure return of documents to applicants.