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Long Term Visa

Long Term Appointment Scheduling

National Visa

Applicants can book an appointment for National Visa (Long Term) only through our Helpline number: 022-67866013 or writing an e-mail at infowest.germanin@vfshelpline.com

Applicants need to provide their personal email id and contact number at the time of their long stay appointment scheduling.

Applicants will have to appear for a personal interview directly at the German Consulate with all necessary documents. Please ensure that the appointment letter for the long stay interview bears the current valid passport details.

Important note: Applicants who are visiting the German Consulate for an interview should not carry a mobile phone or a bag as that is not allowed. Please only carry your required documents in hand when you are visiting the German Consulate.

Please note that all visa appointments are handled by VFS ONLY and at NO COST! We request you to not fall prey to the tactics of any person or agency claiming that they can organise a visa interview slot for you with the German Consulate Mumbai. THEY CAN'T!

Also, please refrain from giving out personal details such as passport number, place and date of birth, parents' names, etc to any third party.

Please share this message with your colleagues and co-students so that all may be aware and more vigilant in important matters such as these. Thank you.

All applicants wanting to book a long stay appointment slot under Student category need to complete the Student Questionnaire and attach the same while writing a mail to the VFS helpline id for booking of their respective student category slot.

If an applicant is unable to be present at the Consulate for the said interview, he/she is requested to cancel/re-schedule his/her appointment at least 48 hours (two working days) prior to the scheduled date of appointment.

*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.

Upon receipt of the approval letter from the Consulate, applicants may submit their passport along with the approval letter for the visa issuance at VFS Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune and Goa Centre. A logistic fee of INR 959/- will be charged per passport for this service.

Applicants from jurisdiction which fall under The German Consulate General in Mumbai (residents of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Daman and Diu) are restricted to book their appointment online, they need to apply for their appointment only through the Call Centre.

Applicants who book their appointment via other VFS websites stand cancelled as per discretion of The German Consulate General in Mumbai and VFS Mumbai.

The New Logistic Fee is effective from –08 March 2018 for Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa and 09 March 2018 for Mumbai.

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

Effective from 07 May 2018 certain applicants within the jurisdiction of the German Embassy in New Delhi or the German Consulate General in Mumbai can submit their application for a German National Visa directly at VFS Global New Delhi and Mumbai. If you hail from the jurisdiction of the German Embassy in New Delhi or the German Consulate General in Mumbai, and you

  • are a post-graduate, post-doctorate, or a Master Student with 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 submit your application via VFS. Please schedule an appointment via our Helpline for the submission of your visa application and submit it at the Visa Application Centre in Mumbai for those within the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Germany, Mumbai.

Note: Applications will nevertheless be processed at the German Mission itself. An interview at the Mission might still be necessary in case of further questions or unclear documentation.

VFS will neither be able to provide any information on the status of your application nor will VFS be able to provide a success forecast.