Please be informed that with immediate effect, German Embassy , Consulates and VFS Centre’s ( In India) will not accept new passports issued by Indian Government, which has the passport number perforated/punched at the top of all the pages, for visa processing until further notice.
German Embassy & Consulate are still waiting for the official notification from Indian Government on Perforation of passport number on new passport.
However, Current Indian Passports ,Which has perforation from the middle of the page will be accepted by the German missions in India.
w.e.f. 22.01.2018, VFS is shifting to the following address:
VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
As per the latest update, please note that with effect from 02nd November 2015, Biometric (fingerprints & digital photo) has become a mandatory requirement for All Schengen Country Visas. Which means that all travelers applying for a Schengen visa will now have to come personally to the respective Embassy/VFS centre for biometric and application submission.
This biometric data will be valid for 5 years and the travelers, who have already given their biometric once, will not need to come personally for biometric/submission for next 5 years.
How the system will work, will be inform us later. Like we have to submit first and the VFS will give us the appointment or we have to take appointment from their web site
There are certain exemptions as follows:
w.e.f. 10-09-14, German Consulate will accept covering letter with Company Seal in original on it.
With Immediate Effect from 16/07/2014, application submitted by agent, applicant or representative, collection will come by courier. Otherwise passenger have to come personally for the collection.
W.e.f 10th Mar 2014, Schengen countries will not accept Insurance policy of ICICI LOMBARD.
W.e.f 25th Feb 2014, Overseas medical policy of National Insurance Company Ltd. will be not accepted by any Schengen consulate.
W.e.f 13th Jan 2014, German consulate will accept visa fee in cash. Demand draft will be not excepted from 13th Jan.
W.e.f 16th Dec 2013, German consulate started outsourcing VFS.
As per All the Scghengen consulates in Mumbai, henceforth no handwritten passport will be accepted for visa submission.
W.E.F. 03rd Dec 2012, The consulate will Only accept Online Visa Application form, Hand written visa application will not be accepted anymore by the travel agents or applicant coming personally !!! Pls note you can fill the visa application form online directly from the German consulate Mumbai website www.mumbai.diplo.de
All application need to submit their old passport while submitting the visa application at the consulate , if the pax is coming for personal interview Or personal submission still the pax need to carry his old passport along with with him !!!
With Immediate Effect Passports which are issued more than 10 years ago, cannot be accepted any more, the pax will have to take a fresh passport.
Business Visa :
Valid passport for 3 months
from the date of return,
Medical Form and Declaration Form must be submitted along with Application Forms.
Tourist Visa :
Valid passport for 3 months from
the date of return,
W.E.F. : 2nd November 2014, all applicants have to come personal for submission & biometrics at VFS with prior appointment. Pls note we will take the appointment for submission & assist the applicant at VFS.