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15 January 2015: - Insurance issued by only some Indian insurance companies are will be accepted for visa procedures

Please note with effect from 15 January 2015, Visa applicants are informed that travel medical insurance issued by only some Indian insurance companies are will be accepted for visa procedures. However, visa applicants may seek to obtain insurance in any other country where claims against the insurance company would be recoverable in a Schengen state

List of approved Indian insurance companies

18 December 2014: - Change in Submission timings for Christmas and New year

Please be informed that Visa Application Centre will remain open as per the below schedule:
New Delhi - 24 December 2014 and 26 December 2014 for submission and collection of passport
Chandigarh and Jalandhar - 24 December 2014 for submission and collection
15 July 2014: The Embassy of The Federal Republic of Germany has implemented a change in arrangement for the collection of passport(s) from VFS Visa Application Centre. With effect from 16 July 2014, third party collection of the documents or passports will not be permitted, except in the following cases:

Immediate Family Member ( i.e. 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.

Please fill the attached Courier Form
4 April 2014:

German Visa Application Centre, New Delhi and Chandigarh will remain open on the date of elections that is 10 April 2014 from 09:00 – 12:00 for the submission and collection of applications/ passports.
German Visa Application Centre, Gurgaon will remain closed on the date of elections that is 10 April 2014.
9 January 2014:

Dear All,
We are glad to inform you that Germany Visa Application Centers in Gurgaon, Jaipur and Thimpu, Bhutan are now operational. Now you can visit your nearby Centre for the visa submission. We also offer the Premium Lounge Service in our Gurgaon and Jaipur Locations.
6 December 2013:

Germany Visa Application Centre to be opened shortly in Gurgaon, Jaipur and Thimpu, Bhutan
The Visa Application Centre in New Delhi, Chandigarh and Jalandhar will remain open on 26 December 2013 for the submission and collection of documents.
25 November 2013:

Dear All,
Kindly be informed that the German Embassy, New Delhi will remain closed on 24 December, 25 December and 26 December 2013 on account of Christmas and on 31 December 2013. You are requested to plan the submission of your documents accordingly to avoid any last minute delay.
07 June 2013: Dear Travel Agents/ Representatives,

You are requested to bring the authority Letter (Annexure A) for the submission and collection of the documents/passports.
Germany Visa Application Centre now in Jalandhar
07 June 2013: Please be informed that w.e.f 10 June 2013, Monday, the travel agents are requested to fill the online form and bring the bar code sheet with the documents. The URL is:
  Important notice in regard to admission to the Visa Section and Passport Section of the German Embassy New Delhi:
Visitors of the Visa Section or Passport Section are not allowed to carry the following devices Any form of electronic device (e.g. notebook, mobile phone, and camera), dangerous objects (in particular knives and weapons), bags and luggage. All visitors are only allowed to carry the documents which are asked for and required by the German Embassy.
Please note that the German Embassy is not in a position to deposit the above mentioned objects.
The safeguarding of personal belongings outside the Embassy lies in the sole responsibility of each applicant