Please note that requests for information on the current state of affairs and general requests for information on the visa procedure, appointment allocation or waiting times will not be answered!
1. Processing of visa applications
Due to the development of the pandemic in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea and São Tomé and Príncipe, visa applications can currently only be accepted in urgent exceptional cases. As soon as this situation changes, an announcement will be made on the website of the German Embassy.
Visas can currently only be issued in the specific exceptional cases listed below:
- Re-entry visa for Germany
- Applications for family reunion
- Students - please read the Information on the appointment attribution carefully.
- Au-Pair applications
- Applications for a voluntary service
- Applications for Employment/professional training
For re-entry visa, please contact us through our contact form.
2. Simplified procedure for new visas
I. National visa (for long stays; D visa)
Issue of national visas under a simplified procedure is currently not possible.
II. Schengen visa (for short stays of up to 90 days; C visa)
It is not possible at present to issue a new Schengen visa (stays of up to 90 days) under the simplified procedure.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions are in place for entry into Germany from a large number of countries. Moreover, persons arriving from many countries are obliged to self-isolate for a period of 10 days. More details are available here.