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31 August 2015: Insurance issued by only some Indian insurance companies are will be accepted for visa procedures.

Please note with effect from 1 September 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
   
16 April 2015: Consular Section of the German Embassy, New Delhi will remain closed
Please be informed that Consular Section of the German Embassy, New Delhi will remain closed on 1 May 2015 You are requested to plan your travel and submission of documents accordingly.
   
12 March 2015: Consular Section of the German Embassy, New Delhi will remain closed

Please be informed that the Consular Section of the German Embassy, New Delhi will remain closed on 17 March 2015.
You are requested to plan your travel and submission of documents accordingly.
   
25 February 2015: Notice – Processing Time

As per Visa Code of the Schengen member states under Article 23:
1. Applications shall be decided on within 15 calendar days of the date of the lodging of an application (Article19).
2. That period may be extended up to a maximum of 30 calendar days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed or in cases of representation where the authorities of the represented Member State are consulted.
3. In case when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days.
   
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
   
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.
   
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:
https://videx.diplo.de/videx
   
 
  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