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    24 May 2017

    Change in Fees:

    Effective 26 May 2017 in Pune, Ahmedabad, Goa &Mumbai, Visa and Logistic Fees have been revised. The revised fees are as follows:

    • Visa Fee (Adult) : 4400
    • Visa Fee (Child between 6 – 12 years of age) : 2600
    • D visa Logistic Fee : 844
    • VFS Logistic Fee: 1455
    • VFS Logistic Fee (if fingerprints have been given within the last 59 months) : 1310
    • Courier : 279
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    21 April 2017

    VFS Germany closed on Wednesday 26 April 2017:

    Please note that as the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mumbai is closed on Wednesday 26 April 2017 due to some unforeseen situation, the VFS center for Germany in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa will also remain closed on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

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    22 March 2017

    Change in Fees:

    Effective 23 March 2017 in Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa and 24 March 2017 in Mumbai, Visa and Logistic Fees have been revised. The revised fees are as follows:

    • Visa Fee (Adult) : 4300
    • Visa Fee (Child between 6 – 12 years of age) : 2500
    • D visa Logistic Fee : 818
    • VFS Logistic Fee: 1410
    • VFS Logistic Fee (if fingerprints have been given within the last 59 months) : 1269
    • Courier : 270
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    16 March 2017

    Centralisation cases for Bangalore Consulate:

    Short stay visa applications for Bangalore Consulate cannot be submitted at any other Germany VFS center other than Bangalore/Trivandrum/Cochin VFS until further notice. Therefore, applicants who wish to apply for their visa applications with the Consulate General of Germany, Bangalore, need to submit their applications only at the above mentioned VFS centers. This is being followed as per instructions received from the Consulate General of Germany, Bangalore.

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    28 February 2017

    Notification for Peak Season:

    Visa applicants are hereby informed that duly completed applications may be submitted three months onward prior to the confirmed travel date. As applications peak during the months of April through July, it is advisable to apply well in advance. This will help towards the smooth organization of your trip to Germany/ Schengen Countries.

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    02 February 2017

    Change in VFS Logistic Fees:

    Effective 02 February 2017 in Pune, Ahmedabad, Goa and Mumbai, VFS Logistic Fee has been revised. The revised fee is as follows:

    • VFS Logistic Fee: INR 1455/-
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    23 January 2017

    Change in VFS Logistic Fees:

    Effective 24 January 2017 in Pune, Ahmedabad, Goa and Mumbai, VFS Logistic Fees have been revised. The revised fees are as follows:

    • VFS Logistic Fee: INR 1601/-
    • VFS Logistic Fee: INR 1310/- (if fingerprints have been given within the last 59 months)
    • D Visa Logistic: INR 844/-
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    07 December 2016

    Change in visa and VFS logistic fees

    Effective 08 December 2016 in Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa and 09 December 2016 in Mumbai Visa Fees and Logistic Fees have been revised. The revised fees are as follows.

    • Adult: 4400
    • Child between 6 – 12 years of age: 2600
    • D-Visa Logistic: 830
    • VFS Logistic Fee : 1346
    • VFS Logistic Fee ( if fingerprints have been given within the last 59 months): 1201
    • Courier: 279
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    11 November 2016

    Early Closure : 22 November 2016

    Please note that on 22 November 2016, the VFS center for Germany in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa will be operational for application acceptance and return of passports only up to 12:00.

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    19 October 2016

    Revision in Premium Lounge fee:

    With effective from 01 November 2016 , the Premium Lounge fee for applications accepted in the Premium Lounge have been revised from INR 1255/- to INR 2000/-.

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    09 September 2016

    Early Closure: 15 September 2016

    Please note that on 15 September 2016 , the VFS center for Germany in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad & Goa will be operational only up to 1200 hours on occasion of Ganesh Visarjan. Applicants can submit their visa applications after taking prior appointments from 0800 to 1200 hours and there will be no passport collection on that particular day.

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    13 July 2016

    Change in Visa & Logistic Fees:

    With effect from 14 July 2016 in Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa & 15 July 2016 in Mumbai, Visa and Logistic Fees have been revised. The revised fees are as follows:-

    • Adult: 4500
    • D-Visa Logistic: 848
    • VFS Logistic Fee (with bio-metric): 1377
    • VFS Logistic Fee (without bio-metric): 1228
    • Courier: 285
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    20 June 2016

    Change in Logistic Fees:

    With effect from 21 June 2016 in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa, the Logistic fees have been revised . The revised fees are as follows:

    • D- Visa Logistic : 871
    • VFS Logistic Fee (with bio-metric) : 1414
    • VFS Logistic Fee (without bio-metric) : 1261
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    11 February 2016

    Change in Visa & Logistic Fees:

    With effect from11 February 2016 in Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa & 12 February 2016 in Mumbai, Visa & Logistic fees have been revised. The revised fees are as follows:-

    • Adult: 4600
    • Child: 2700
    • D-Visa Logistic: 863
    • VFS Logistic Fee (with bio-metric): 1407
    • VFS Logistic Fee (without bio-metric): 1253
    • Courier: 292
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    04 January 2016

    Change in Premium Lounge Fee:

    Effective 04 January 2016 the Premium Lounge Fee has been revised. The revised amount is 1255/-

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    30 December 2015

    Change in Logistic Fees:

    Effective 04 January 2016 for Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad & Goa the Logistic fees have been revised. The revised fees are as follows:

    • D-visa Logistic: 798
    • VFS Logistic fee (with biometric): 1300
    • VFS Logistic fee (without biometric): 1159

     

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    10 December 2015

    Now Pre Book Additional Services

    This is to notify that with effect from 14 December 2015 additional services can be pre booked on IVR before visiting the visa application center for convenience and comfort.

    For more information call : 022-67866028

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    26 November 2015

    Change in visa and logistic fees

    Effective 26 November 2015 in Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa and 27 November 2015 in Mumbai Visa Fees and Logistic Fees have been revised. The revised fees are as follows.

    • Adult: 4300
    • Child: 2500
    • D-Visa Logistic: 791
    • VFS Logistic Fee (with bio-metric): 1293
    • VFS Logistic Fee (without bio-metric): 1081
    • Courier: 271
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    07 November 2015

    All applicants are required book an appointment online to submit their visa application and Biometric information at the Schengen visa application centre.

    As part of the visa application procedure, from 2 November 2015 applicants will need to provide Biometric fingerprint data along with a digital photograph. If you have temporary injuries on your fingers, applicants are advised to wait until the injuries have healed before you book your appointment. Henna on fingertips may also mean we are unable to get a clear scanned image and should be removed or allowed to fade before your appointment date.

    Before you make an appointment you should carefully read the visa application process available on the website to submit your visa application and supporting documents at the visa application centre.

    If you have missed your appointment on the scheduled day, the system will not allow you to reschedule or cancel and you will require to book a new appointment after 24 hours.

    Please make sure you arrive at the visa application centre 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Applicants are not allowed to be accompanied inside the visa application centre. The only exceptions to this are those accompanying children under 18 years-of-age or applicants who need special assistance for health reasons or disability.

    If you are part of a family or group, each member of the family or group must make an individual appointment. For example, if you are a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children you must make 4 individual appointments.

    VFS Global appointment system is compatible with most popular browsers. VFS Global will soon introduce appointment scheduling through call Centre for the ease of applicants.

    How to book an appointment


    Please click here to book an appointment online.

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    07 November 2015

    Change in the visa application submission process - Introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS) on 02 November 2015

    Changes in Schengen visa application process – India

    Visa Information System

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    28 October 2015

    Change in logistic fees

    Effective 02 November 2015 in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad & Goa the VFS Logistic Fee has been revised. The revised amount is:

    • VFS Logistic Fee (with bio-metric): 1375
    • VFS Logistic Fee (without bio-metric): 1149
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    23 October 2015

    No Application Day

    Please be informed that the applications will not be accepted in VFS Visa Application Centers as per the following schedule:

    29 October 2015 – Ahmedabad, Pune and Goa

    30 October 2015 – Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune and Goa

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    12 October 2015

    Germany Visa Application Centre in Pune being operational again:

    The Germany Visa Application Centre in Pune is operational since 5 October 2015

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    28 September 2015

    Closure of Pune visa application centre

    The Germany Visa Application Centre in Pune will remain closed due to a fire outbreak on the 1st floor of Sohrab Hall, Pune. Our Germany visa application centre is located on the 5th floor in the same building and has not been damaged due to the fire. However, the building access has been completely restricted for all the visitors. Hence all submissions for visa applications will be done from Mumbai Application centres

    In case of any query please contact on 022-67866013

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    17 September 2015

    Change in visa and logistic fees:

    Effective 17 September 2015 in Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa and 18 September 2015 in Mumbai Visa Fees and Logistic Fees have been revised. The revised fees are as follows.

    Adult: 4600

    Child: 2700

    D-Visa Logistic: 841

    VFS Global Logistic: 1149

    Courier: 288

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    03 September 2015

    Premium Lounge Service:

    With effect from 07 September 2015 the Premium Lounge Service offered at Mumbai VFS will not be operational until further notice.

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    20 August 2015

    Change in visa and logistic fees:

    Effective 20 August 2015 in Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa and 21 August 2015 in Mumbai Visa Fees and Logistic Fees have been revised. The revised fees are as follows.

    Adult: 4400

    Child: 2600

    D-Visa Logistic: 809

    VFS Global Logistic: 1105

    Courier: 276

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    04 July 2015

    Change in Logistic Fees:

    Effective 03 July 2015 in Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa and 06 July 2015 in Mumbai Loogistic Fees have been revised. The revised fees are as follows.

    D-Visa Logistic: 797

    VFS Global Logistic: 1089

    Courier: 273

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    12 June 2015

    Travel Insurance Company List:

    Please be informed that with effect from 15 June 2015 in Mumbai and from 12 June 2015 in Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa the Travel Insurance mentioned in the updated list companies will be acceptable for Schengen Visa

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    10 June 2015

    Change in Service Charge:

    Effective 10 June 2015 in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa Service Charge has been revised to 14%.

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    10 June 2015

    Change in Logistic Fees:

    Effective 10 June 2015 in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa Loogistic Fees have been revised. The revised fees are as follows.

    D-Visa Logistic: 790

    VFS Global Logistic: 1089

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    06 May 2015

    Change in Visa and Logistic fees:.

    Effective 07 May 2015 in Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa and 08 May 2015 in Mumbai Visa Fees and Logistic Fees have been revised. The revised fees are as follows.

    Adult: 4300

    Child: 2500

    Courier: 270

    D-Visa Logistic: 776

    VFS Global Logistic: 1057

    Premium Lounge: 1250

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    29 April 2015

    Travel Insurance Company List:.

    Please be informed that with effect from 1 May 2015 in Mumbai and from 30 April 2015 in Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa the Travel Insurance mentioned in the updated list companies will be acceptable for Schengen Visa.

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    16 March 2015

    Additional Holiday.

    On 18 March 2015 the VFS Global centre in Goa will remain closed due to state elections.

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    11 March 2015

    Change in Visa and Logistic fees:

    Effective 12 March 2015 in Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa and 13 March 2015 in Mumbai Visa Fees and Logistic Fees have been revised. The revised fees are as follows.

    Adult: 4100

    Child: 2400

    Courier: 258

    D-Visa Logistic: 742

    VFS Global Logistic: 1011

    Premium Lounge: 1250

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    28 February 2015

    Travel insurance company list:

    • Please be informed that with effect from 1 March 2015 in Mumbai and from 27 February 2015 in Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa the Travel Insurance mentioned in the updated list companies will be acceptable for Schengen Visa
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    23 February 2015

    Processing time updates:

    As per the Visa Code of the Schengen member states under Article 23:

    Decision on the application

    1. Applications shall be decided on within 15 calendar days of the date of the lodging of an application which is admissible in accordance with Article 19.
    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. Exceptionally, when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days.
    4. Unless the application has been withdrawn, a decision shall be taken to:
      • issue a uniform visa in accordance with Article 24;
      • issue a visa with limited territorial validity in accordance with Article 25;
      • refuse a visa in accordance with Article 32; or
      • discontinue the examination of the application and transfer it to the relevant authorities of the represented Member State in accordance with Article 8(2).

    The fact that fingerprinting is physically impossible, in accordance with Article 13(7)(b), shall not influence the issuing or refusal of a visa.

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    22 January 2015

    Change in visa and logistic fees:

    Effective 22 january 2015 in pune, ahmedabad and goa and 23 January 2015 in mumbai, visa fees and logistic fees have been revised. The revised fees are as follows.

    Adult: 4300
    Child: 2600
    Courier: 274
    D-visa logistic: 786
    Vfs Global logistic: 1072
    Premium lounge: 1250

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    7 January 2015

    Additional holiday:

    On 13 February 2015 the consulate general of Germany, Mumbai along with VFS Global Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa will remain closed as directed by the consulate.

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    7 January 2015

    Change in Visa and Logistic fees:

    Effective 8 January 2015 in Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa and 9 January 2015 in Mumbai, visa fees and logistic fees have been revised. The revised fees are as follows

    Adult : 4600
    Child : 2700
    Courier : 290
    D-visa logistic : 833
    VFS Global logistic : 1136
    Premium lounge : 1250

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    6 November 2014

    Change in Visa and Logistic fees:

    Effective 6 November 2014 in Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa and 7 November 2014 in Mumbai, visa fees and logistic fees have been revised. The revised fees are as follows

    Adult : 4700
    Child : 2700
    Courier : 294
    D-visa logistic : 845
    VFS Global logistic : 1152
    Premium lounge : 1250

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    29 October 2014

    Applicants outside jurisdictions of Consulate General of Germany, Mumbai:

    Effective 1 October 2014, the VFS Global Germany Visa Application Centre in Mumbai shall accept visa application cases for other jurisdictions at an additional logistic fee of Rs 1000/- per application. Such applications accepted which are outside the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Germany, Mumbai shall be forwarded to the respective Consulates/Embassy for further processing.

    Applicants shall have three options to collect their passports :

    • counter collection from the visa application centre they applied from
    • counter collection from the visa application center where the visa shall be processed
    • courier at their doorstep
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    28 October 2014

    Travel Insurance companies list:

    Please be informed that with effect from 1 November 2014 in Mumbai and from 31 October 2014 in Pune, Ahmedabad and Goa the Travel Insurance mentioned in the updated list companies will be acceptable for Schengen Visa

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    28 October 2014

    Long term visa appointments on hold:

    From the 22 December 2014 until the 2 January 2015 no long term appointments will be accepted at German Consulate, Mumbai

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    02 September 2014

    Travel Agents appoitments:

    With effect 08 September 2014, agents with 10 applications or more need to submit cases between 08:00-10:00. Prior appointment needs to be taken by writing to us at  infowest.germanin@vfshelpline.com  with Subject line as Bulk Cases. Please mention the number of applications and travel dates.

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    18 July 2014

    Appointment Booking:

    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 Global websites stand cancelled as per discretion of The German Consulate General in Mumbai and VFS Global Mumbai.

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    10 May 2014

    Change in Passport collection process:

    The Embassy of The Federal Republic of Germany has implemented a change in arrangement for the collection of passport(s) from VFS Global 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 (that is 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.