German Visa Guidance

The Schengen Area is the area composed of 26 European states that have officially abolished passport and any other type of border control at their mutual borders. The area mostly functions as a single country for international travel purposes with a common visa policy. The area is named after the Schengen Agreement.
Twenty-two of the twenty-eight European Union (EU) member states, including Germany participate in the Schengen Area. Of the six EU members that are not part of the Schengen Area, four – Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, and Romania – are legally obliged and wish to join the area, while the other two – the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom – maintain opt-outs. Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, are not members of the EU, but have signed agreements on association with the Schengen Agreement.
Long term Visa

If you plan to live and work/study in Germany, you would need a German national visa. Please note that for German National Visas, a personal interview at your German Mission is mandatory. Please note that the German Missions can ONLY accept German language certificates issued by language institutes fulfilling ALTE-Standard, i.e. Goethe Institute (Max Mueller Bhavan) or Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch (ÖSD).

  • German Employment / Job-Seeker Visa
  • German Guest Scientist/ Research Visa
  • German Training Internship Visa
  • German Student Visa
  • German Au Pair Visa
  • German Speciality Cook Visa
  • German Family Reunion Visa(Spouse)
  • German Family Reunion Visa(Children)
  • German Family Reunion Visa(Parent)
  • German Mariage/ Establishment Visa
Short term Visa

A short-term Schengen visa entitles the holder to an accumulated stay of up to 90 days within a period of six months and is valid for Germany, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland (Schengen Area).

  • German Airport Transit Visa
  • German Business Visa
  • German Trade Fair Visa
  • German Guest Scientist Visa
  • German Training Visa
  • German Tourist Visa
  • German Visit Visa
  • German Medical Treatment Visa
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Germany Visa Application


Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ . We are here to assist and guide you through the entire visa application process be it Long Term Visa or Short Term Visa.
German Student Visa


Issue and renewal of a residence permit for the purpose of taking up or carrying out a study For the issue of a residence permit, either a matriculation or a conditional admission to the study must be available.A personal meeting is required .
German civil union visa


Civil partnership in Germany provides for many of the same rights as marriage as in matters of adoption, tenancy and inheritance rights. The law is also important for foreigners who wish to live in Germany as civil partnership can guarantee an unlimited residence permit and may help when arranging a work permit.
Deutsche Sprachprufung fur den Hochschulzugang


Germany - DSH - India DSH or "Deutsche Sprachprufung fur den Hochschulzugang auslandischer Studienbewerber” is a language examination, which tests the German language proficiency of the students who wish to apply at higher education institutions in Germany.
Schedule an appointment with German Embassy


The booking of appointments is determined by each office individually. Every day a new day is released at the end of this period. The number of appointments per day, in turn, is dependent on the location .
Visa interview German Embassy


The best is an interview 4 to 6 weeks before the visa or the previous residence permit expires. As a rule, the residence permit is attached to the passport as a label. Electronic residence permits can only be issued in exceptional cases.