Introduction
The Government of India has withdrawn with immediate effect (midnight of November 8, 2016) the legal tender character of the existing and any older series banknotes in the denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000.

VFS will accept Visa fees and VFS logistic charges in all denominations of all notes other than the existing & old high denomination notes of Rs. 500 and Rs.1000 . VFS shall also accept demand drafts favoring VFS Global Services Private limited.

Welcome to the website for the German Visa Application Centers in North India and Bhutan

This site provides information on procedures applicable to residents in North India and Bhutan who wish to apply for a visa to travel to Germany as their main country of destination in the Schengen Area.

Applicants who wish to apply for a Schengen visa to Germany, kindly read the information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the chances of your application being delayed or declined due to inadequate or incorrect submission of documents.

Applicants may click on www.india.diplo.de/visa to refer to the website of German Embassy in India.

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 visa 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 Embassy. You may refer to the link ‘All about Visas’ to understand details of various visas.
Step 2: Complete you visa application form and affix your photograph. You may download the Visa Application Form from our website. Also, please mention name along with surname of father and spouse, if applicable. Please ensure that you furnish the required document, you may download document checklist from the website of the German Embassy. Incomplete applications will be accepted with a declaration.
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 New Delhi, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Chandigarh or Jalandhar or Thimpu, Bhutan. Please note prior appointment is required for the submission of documents.
Step 4: Visit the Germany Visa Application Centre after taking an appointment by calling us at 022-67866013 or online through our website. 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. The visa fee for can be paid in cash.
Step 6: Track your application online
Step 7: Collect your passport from the Visa Application Centre or avail the option of courier delivery. Please ask the officer at the VFS Desk regarding more details about the courier facility.
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 (Long Term) through our Helpline number: 022-67866013 or by writing us an e-mail at info.germanin@vfshelpline.com.
Step 2: Applicants will be required to appear for a personal interview directly at the German Embassy 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 embassy, applicants may submit their passport along with the approval letter for the visa issuance at VFS Centre in New Delhi, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Chandigarh or Jalandhar or Thimpu, Bhutan. A logistic fee of 848/- 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 click here to check the status.
     
 
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