Welcome to the German Missions in India! (2023)

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The jurisdiction of the German Consulate General Mumbai includes Maharashtra, the Union States of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

All customers are requested to pay the visa fees at the time of submission at VFS. Only the visa officersat the Consulate can decide whether an exemption of visa fees applies. For cases where an exemption of visa fees applies,an applicable refund will be credited to the applicant at a later date. Weask for your cooperation in this matter..

For National Visas:
Please note that the current visa fee for a national visa application of an adult amounts to 6,000 INR.
The fee for a national visa application of a minor (0-17 years)amounts to 3,000 INR.

The visa section does not accept cash.
Kindly bring a demand draft with the correct amount.
The demand draft needs to be issued in favour of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Mumbai.

The fee of 45.000 INR for verification of documents in case of certain types of national visas will be asked for laterduring the procedure andNOT at thetime of application. Only applicants for job seeker visas and speciality cook visaswillneed to present the demand draft of 45.000 INR at the time of application.

In order to reduce waiting times, we have altered our appointment handling system:

1. Beginning Monday, April 11, spouses and minor children of holders of national visas or residence permits under the following categories will be eligible to submit their applications for a family reunion visa at VFS together with the reference:
EU Blue Card Holders
• Holders of ICT Cards
• Internal Staff Exchange
• Researchers
• Guest scientists and academics from universities and other publicly funded institutions
• Scholars - only for EU or German public-funding scholarships; (private scholarships or reduced admission fees are not considered scholarships).

There is no need for an additional appointment anymore if your family members join you on the date of your appointment.

2. The visa section has introduced new sub-categories for family reunion visas. We have teamed up with our partner, VFS, to offer appointments not only at the Consulate but, for selected categories, also at VFS. Therefore, it is essential tobookan appointment in the correct sub-category to obtain the earliest possible appointment.

Here is how to do it:
In general, itdepends on the residence permit or type of visathat yourpartner holds. Therefore, please check your partner’s permit or visa sticker for the correct paragraph, and accordingly, choosethe correct sub-category for your registration.
Please see how and from where to obtain an appintment.
For moreinformation,vsiitthe VFS Website.

Customers who wish to submit their documents for attestation in Mumbai can schedule an appointment for the submission here: https://t1p.de/w2io2

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Dueto asharp increase in demand for Schengen visas,longer waiting times for appointments and longer visa processing times may apply.
If you are planning to travel to Germany in the near future, please make an appointment with our external service Provider, VFS, in time.
Thank you for your understanding.

All applicants who have their appointment at the visa section at the Consulate General in Mumbai need to wear a mask at all times.

From March 02, 2022, all applicants submitting their visa applications at the German Consulate General in Mumbai are requested to complete their courier assurance booking formalities by paying a fee of INR 870 to VFS before their interview date in order to facilitate the easy return of documents. This will also help reduce the visa processing time as your passport will be retained by the Consulate and returned back to you by courier once a decision on your visa application has been made. Please note that this service is not mandatory but offers you the mentioned advantages. You will be contacted by the VFS team for this payment the day before your appointment. We thank you for your cooperation on this matter.

Also: So that the visa section may process your application quickly, we request that you provide a valid health insurance policy starting no later than your tentative travel date at the time of submission of your application at the counter.

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Submission of visa applications ispossibleONLY with an appointment! – Either at the visa section directly or at our external service provider VFS.

While booking a visa appointment, please note:

  • Only correctly booked appointments are valid.
  • Please book your appointmentunder the correct visa category.
  • Theappointment bookings are only valid for the person mentioned on the confirmation, the assigned visa category and the assigned appointment date and time. However, minor children (for whom a family reunion/dependant visa is sought) do not need a seperate appointment and may apply along with their parent(s) (seeking visa under the same category).
  • If you fail to provide complete and correct Information, while registering for an appointment, your appointment booking will be consideredinvalid, and will not enable you to submityour application.
  • Werecommend all applicants to book their visaappointmentsthemselves.
  • Assigning a visa agency will not result in an earlier appointment anderrors madeby the visa agencies/agents when booking the appointment will be at your own Risk.

    Check out our Visa Services page for more information.

Mr. Achim Fabig, Consul General

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India and Germany are growing closer together at breath-taking speed. While we are working on a range of important issues such asclimate change, we will also focus on connecting people and businesses and tryto provide you withuseful information.

Mr. Achim Fabig, Consul General

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Address and Office Hours


German Consulate General Mumbai


Mr. Achim Fabig, General Consul


+91 22 22 83 24 22, +91 22 22 83 26 61


+91 22 22 02 54 93

Postal address

Hoechst House, 10th Floor, 193 Backbay Reclamation, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021

Opening hours

Monday - Friday:9 a.m. to 12 noon

Administrative / consular district

The jurisdiction of the German Consulate General Mumbai includes Maharashta, the Union States of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.


Visa and Consular Departments
Tel.: 022-22839834-35, 022-22807365, 022-22807385

Compliance & Prevention of Corruption Officer: Ms. Marja-Sirkka Einig



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Admission to the Visa and Consular Sections:
Visitors to the Visa Section or Consular Section at the German Missions in India are not allowed to carry:

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i) any form of electronic device (e.g. mobile phones, cameras, tabs)
ii) dangerous objects (in particular knives or weapons)
iii) bags and luggage, umbrellas
iv) any other dangerous items.
- All visitors may carry ONLY the documents that have been asked for and required by the German Mission.
- Please note that the German Missions are not in a position to keep in deposit the above-mentioned objects that are not allowed inside the premises.
- Safeguarding personal belongings outside the premises is the sole responsibility of each applicant.

In case of emergencies for German citizens within our consular district: Post office hours, our emergency phone number +91 97 69 48 54 78 can be reached from Monday to Friday from 3.30. p.m. to 10 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Please note that visa inquiries DO NOT qualify as emergencies andcannot be answered.

Kindly keep in mind the time difference between Germany and India.
All opening hours and times are stated in local time.


Honorary Consul in Goa


Dean Menezes, Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany


+91 832 6747700-02, +91 832 6747708

Mobile phone number

Mr. Girish Raikar: +91 98221 21191 / 94201 89641 (Please Note - No visa queries will be addressed by Mr. Raikar. Mr. Raikar is in charge of only consular matters. All visa queries must be routed through the contact form on the website.)

Postal address

Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, CMM Arena Complex,2nd Floor, Vaddy, Merces, Goa - 403 005

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.




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How long does it take to get German visa appointment? ›

The processing time for visa applications (short stay) takes up to 15 days. If long-term residence permits or visa for employment in Germany are applied for, the processing time will be up to several months.

Who is the current German ambassador of India? ›

Dr Philipp Ackermann, German Ambassador to India and Bhutan.

Is Germany giving visa now? ›

A residence visa is required if you intend to stay in Germany for more than 90 days for work or study or if you intend to move to Germany permanently.

How many German consulates are there in India? ›

In India, there is one German Embassy in the country's capital and four consulates spread across the country, as follows.

How much bank balance is required for Germany visa? ›

As of 2022, as a foreigner in Germany you need a minimum of €934 euros per month for living expenses. So, you are required to have a total of €11,208 in your bank account before you apply for a German internship visa.

How much is Germany visa fee? ›

The visa fee for a German Schengen visa is around €60. Also, there is a processing fee involved in your application. That can vary from USD $37.49 to USD $111.99 depending on how fast you need the application reviewed by experts. You can start the application process online and then go for your interview later.

Who appointed the German ambassador of India 2022? ›

Back in Delhi after twelve years!

Which is best consultancy for Germany in India? ›

Videsh consultancy is the best German Education Consultancy firm for Best Consultancy in India for Foreign Education Admission especially for the Study in Germany.

When did Germany come to India? ›

The first Germans to arrive in India were missionaries. Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg, sent by Frederick IV of Denmark, came to eastern India for the propagation of the Gospel in the early 1700s.

Is Germany open for Indians? ›

From Saturday, 11 June 2022, 12pm/0.00h CET, all COVID-19-related restrictions for entry into Germany will preliminarily be lifted. From that date, travel from India to Germany will be permitted for all travel purposes (including tourism and visits).

Is German visa open for Indians? ›

Yes, Indian passport holders need a Schengen visa for Germany. With this, you can visit 25 other countries in the Schengen area as well. After getting the visa, Indian nationals are allowed to stay for a maximum period of 90 days only.

How can I get German visa fast? ›

How to Apply for a German Short-Stay Visa?
  1. Find out what kind of German visa you need.
  2. Check where you need to apply.
  3. Fulfil the German short-stay visa application form.
  4. Collect the statutory Germany visa requirements. ...
  5. Schedule a visa interview.
  6. Attend the interview at the appropriate German Embassy/Consulate/VAC.

How many Indians are in Germany? ›

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CitizenshipTotalBorn in Germany
Australia and Oceania17,050500
Stateless, unknown or not specified, across continents123,61034,705
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How many Indian citizens live in Germany? ›

As of the end of 2021, there were about 172,000 Indians living in Germany, according to official statistics.

How long can a German stay in India? ›

e-Tourist Visa: e-Tourist visa can be availed for maximum one year with multiple entry. Continuous stay of a foreigner on e-Visa should not exceed 90 days.

How much cash is allowed in Germany? ›

Cash sums totalling 10,000 or more euros on trips to and from Germany must be declared to the customs authorities. This applies to both cash and equivalent means of payment.

Which jobs are needed in Germany? ›

According to deutschland.de, these are the most highly demanded jobs in Germany in 2022:
  • Software developers, architects, and programmers.
  • Electronics engineers, electricians, and electrical fitters.
  • Nurses.
  • IT consultants and analysts.
  • Economists and business management experts.
  • Customer advisors and account managers.
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How much students earn in Germany? ›

The classic among the part-time jobs is the minijob. You may earn up to 450 euros per month. With a minimum wage of 9.50 euros per hour (as of Jan. 2021), you have to work a maximum of around eleven hours per week or around 47 hours per month for this amount.

Is Germany visa easy to get? ›

Is a German visa easy to get? Applying for a Schengen Visa to travel to Germany is a relatively simple process. For longer stays for work, there is a more complex national process as you must meet more criteria to gain the right to be employed in the country.

Can I enter Germany without a visa? ›

Non- EU nationals

Generally speaking, all other foreigners require a visa for stays in Germany. A visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days in an 180‑day period for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement.

How long can I stay in Germany without a visa? ›

A residence visa is required if you intend to stay in Germany for more than 90 days for work or study or if you intend to move to Germany permanently.

Who is the current German ambassador? ›

Ambassador Daniel Krull - Federal Foreign Office.

Who was recently appointed as the ambassador of India in US 2022? ›

Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu is one of the most experienced Indian diplomats on US affairs, having served in the Indian Mission in Washington DC twice earlier.

Is ielts required for Germany student visa? ›

Is IELTS required for a German student visa? Ans. Yes, one of your Germany study visa requirements is to prove your English proficiency. The minimum IELTS requirement for Germany Student Visa is 5.5-6.0 band score.

Can I directly get a job in Germany from India? ›

Germany has an acute shortage of skilled workers, and there are several jobs that foreigners can apply for. People from any non-European Union country that includes India are considered qualified to work in Germany now.

How much an Indian can earn in Germany? ›

The average salary a person makes in Germany is EUR 45,720 (INR 38.9 Lakh) per year. Keep in mind that this number is from a huge sample size, and salaries vary drastically according to your career field.
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Can I get a permanent job in Germany from India? ›

There are many benefits of going in on a Germany Job Seeker visa. The processing time for getting this visa is less than 6 months. After getting a job, one can apply for Blue Card, from within the country. On an employment resident permit, on completion of 5 years, you can apply for permanent residency.

Who landed first in India from Europe? ›

Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama becomes the first European to reach India via the Atlantic Ocean when he arrives at Calicut on the Malabar Coast. Da Gama sailed from Lisbon, Portugal, in July 1497, rounded the Cape of Good Hope, and anchored at Malindi on the east coast of Africa.

Who came to Germany first? ›

The Indo-Europeans had, via mass-migration, arrived into the heartland of Europe around 4,500 years ago.

Who came first India to Europe? ›

The Portuguese were the first Europeans to arrive in India and the last to leave. In c. 1498 CE, Vasco da Gama of Portugal discovered a new sea route from Europe to India. He sailed around Africa via the Cape of Good Hope and reached Calicut.

Is Germany good for Indian? ›

So, right now, if you want to come to Germany for your studies, then you will have excellent opportunities! Be it a job, internship or, part-time jobs, when you are a student, you will have excellent opportunities to settle down here.

Is Germany good for Indian to work? ›

For example, there are no differences for Germans and Indians with regard to minimum wages, working hours and protection against dismissal due to the legal requirements in Germany. Applicants must have a professional degree or university studies AND speak German at least at level B1.

Does India support Germany? ›

Today, Germany is amongst India's most important partners both bilaterally and in the global context. The course of the bilateral relationship was set by the two visits of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to Germany in 1956 and 1960. There are regular bilateral exchanges, including at the highest level.

How many days take for German visa from India? ›

Please note that it can take up to two weeks to process your Schengen visa, and even longer in individual cases.

How much does Germany visa cost in India? ›

Visa Fees
Visa CategoryVisa Fee in INRVisa Fee in Euro
Schengen Visa (Adult)640080
Schengen Visa (Child between 06-12 years of age) Please note that no visa fee is charged for the child below 06 years of age.320040

How can I get PR in Germany? ›

Permanent EU residence permit
  1. You have legally lived in Germany for at least five years;
  2. you can financially support yourself and your family members;
  3. you have a sufficient command of German and basic knowledge of the legal and social system and way of life in Germany;

How should I dress for a German visa interview? ›

Make sure you wear outfits that are comfortable but not exaggerated. You can wear a dress or a shirt and pants that give you a formal and confidential look.

Can I visit Germany without ielts? ›

Course in the German language: You can also seek admission to a German university without IELTS by taking admission to a German language program. However, to pursue this program you will need to submit a certification in the German language. A C1 to B1 level certificate will serve the purpose in this case.

What is the fastest visa to get? ›

The US student visa (F-1 visa) is one of the fastest visas to process. In fact, the study permit is often processed directly before your embassy interview.

How can I make my German visa appointment faster? ›

For submission of your Schengen visa application at your nearest Visa Application Centre, please schedule an appointment at VFS Global by telephone (022-67866013) or online.

Why no appointment slots are currently available VFS? ›

Appointments are made available for booking up to 90 days from current date. If message “No Slots Available” is displayed, you should try again in a few days' time. You can only book one appointment per person (no duplicate appointment allowed by the system).

How do I know when my German visa appointment is? ›

Scheduling a Germany National Visa Appointment in India

To schedule a German national visa appointment in New Delhi jurisdiction, contact the VFS on 022 67866013 or email them at germanin@vfshelpline.com. You can also schedule the appointment online through the website of the German Embassy in New Delhi.

How long does a visa appointment take? ›

You can expect to be at the Embassy or Consulate for approximately two to three hours. The interview with a consular officer is the last step in a two-step process and typically lasts just a few minutes. Prior to the interview staff will collect, data-enter and review your application.

What is the best time to look for visa appointment? ›

For nonimmigrant visa applicants, it is advised that they make a booking three months in advance of their intended travel date.

What is the easiest German visa to get? ›

If you are planning to visit Germany for a short stay trip (up to 90 days), then you have to apply for a Schengen short-stay visa to Germany, also known as a C-type visa, and if you plan to stay in Germany longer than 90 days, you will have to apply for a German long-stay visa, also known a D-type visa.

How should I dress for a German visa appointment? ›

Make sure you wear outfits that are comfortable but not exaggerated. You can wear a dress or a shirt and pants that give you a formal and confidential look.

How do I get a visa appointment urgently? ›

How to apply for Emergency US Visa Appointment in India?
  1. Requirements for Emergency US Visa Appointment.
  2. Step 1 – Complete DS-160.
  3. Step 2 – Register at USTravelDocs Website, Pay Fee.
  4. Step 3 – Schedule a Regular Visa Appointment.
  5. Step 4 – Create Emergency Request for Appointment.
  6. Step 5 – Emergency Request Approval, Email.

How many times we can check visa appointment slots? ›

How many times can I change my US Visa appointment? The number of times you can change or reschedule the US Visa appointment totally varies by country. Depending on the staff, and wait times of appointments, you can re-schedule the visa appointments in the online system anywhere from 2 to 6 times.

How can I check visa slots availability? ›

Step-by-Step Instructions:
  1. Install the chrome extension.
  2. Give your Access Code (received in the signup) in the extension.
  3. Log in to CGI portal from the browser you installed the extension.
  4. Navigate to schedule appointment on the visa portal.
  5. That's all. Screenshot is captured by the Chrome Extension.

How many months does it take to get German visa? ›

Upon submission of all required documents the application will be forwarded to the Aliens' Authority (Ausländerbehörde) competent for your intended place of residence in Germany. Applications take about 1-3 months to be processed.

How much time Germany work visa takes? ›

Applications take about 1-3 months to be processed. After the application has been approved by the Aliens' Authority and –if applicable- by the Work Office (Arbeitsagentur), the Embassy or Consulate General will issue a residence permit in the form of a visa, which will include the authorization to work in Germany.

Is Schengen visa open now for India 2022? ›

Yes, Indian passport holders are required to obtain a Schengen visa in order to enter any European country in the Schengen Zone. That means Indian travellers looking to apply for Austrian, France, or German tourist visa will generally only need to apply for Schengen Visa.

How should I dress for a visa interview? ›

Here are a few tips on what to wear for a visa interview. Choose formal clothing — Professional attire is the way to go with almost any interview, and the same applies to F-1 student visa interviews. Certain formal clothing options such as dress shirts, ties, suits, pantsuits, and jackets are always appropriate.

What questions are asked in visa interview? ›

Following are few of the common questions asked during the United States Visa interview:
  • What is the reason for your travel to the United States? ...
  • What is the duration of your stay in the United States? ...
  • Where will you be staying? ...
  • Where do you stay in India? ...
  • Who is going to cover your expenses during the travel?

What happens at visa interview? ›

A US visa interview will typically be conducted by a single consular official, who will ask you a wide range of questions about all aspects of your application and your proposed stay in the US. Certain general questions are asked of all applicants, regardless of the type of visa that you are applying for.


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