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The applicants can now also schedule their appointment online. and through Helpline number

1. Important Information for Master, doctoral and post-doctorate Students, scholarship holders and certain highly skilled Professionals!

Certain applicants can now submit their application for a German National Visa directly at the Service Provider VFS Global, thus skipping the wait time for an interview appointment at the German Mission.

If you hail from the jurisdiction of the German Embassy in New Delhi or the German Consulate General in Mumbai, and you

want to pursue doctoral, post-doctorate or Master studies and have a binding, unconditional admission letter from a German University or
have been awarded a full scholarship by an official German Institution for higher studies in Germany or
have a binding contract for a highly qualified employment in Germany and a binding approval letter issued by the competent German labor Authorities -“ZAV-Zustimmung”- (applicants and dependants from the New Delhi Embassy jurisdiction only)

you can schedule an appointment for the submission of your visa application and submit it at the Visa Application Centre in New Delhi or in Mumbai.

Note: Applications will still be processed by the German Mission itself! An interview at the Mission might still be necessary in case of further questions or unclear documentation. The Service Provider (VFS) will neither be able to provide status updates or a success forecast for the applications.

If you do not meet the above criteria, for example if you want to pursue Bachelor studies, or are applying for preparatory classes (also language classes) with the intent of entering a German University later, you have to submit your application directly at the competent German Mission. Please note that any applicant who does not meet the above mentioned criteria and schedules an appointment at one of the mentioned Application Centres will not be attended, losing valuable time and means.

2. For Students

Due to very high appointment demand in the student category the Embassy has established some subcategories.

Please choose the relevant option. Please note that the Embassy will not accept your application if you book an appointment under a wrong category. In case you book an appointment under a wrong category, you will have to apply for a new appointment.

3. National Visa Submission in Thimphu, Bhutan

The applicants from Bhutan can now submit their National Visa Application at the application Centre in Thimphu, Bhutan. This facility shall be limited to the following categories of visa applicants:

Students who are recipients of a full scholarship paid by an official German academic institution
Doctorate and post-doctorate students holding a binding and unconditional admission letter (“unbeschränkte Zulassung”) from a German university.
Master students holding a binding and unconditional admission letter ("unbeschränkte Zulassung") from a German university

Note: Applications will still be processed by the German Mission itself! An interview at the Mission might still be necessary in case of further questions or unclear documentation. The Service Provider (VFS) will neither be able to provide status updates or a success forecast for the applications.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

1. You may receive a call and subsequent email from VFS Global to confirm your appointment. Request your co-operation for the same. Please be aware that continued unresponsiveness to such calls and e-mails may lead to cancellation of your appointment.

2. You are requested to ensure that correct passport number while scheduling the appointment. If the passport number on the appointment letter doesn’t match with the actual passport number, you will not be allowed to enter the Embassy.

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