Visa requirements for short term visits

18.01.2018 - Article

Visits up to 90 days

Warning Message

To avoid being duped, applicants should bear in mind that there is no need to use an agent to apply for a German visa.

Visa applicants who wish to visit Germany, Austria, Estonia, Hungary or Latvia on a short term visit (only up to 90 days!) are kindly requested to submit all necessary travel documents to one of these two applications centers:

VFS Schengen Visa Application Centre, 61, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 1 or

VFS Visa Application Centre, 89 Brown Street, JAFFNA


Tel. +94(11)2350630



All applications require to book an appointment!

Interviews will also be carried out at the German Embassy in Colombo, but we strongly recommend to make use of the services offered by the VFS German Application Centre. It offers: comprehensive information, competent counselling, transparency of appointment scheduling, flexible accessibility, reduced waiting hours, expedition of visa processing time, fast-track visa process for frequent travellers.

If you wish to submit your application at the Embassy please not that an appointment system is in effect.



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The German Embassy and the VFS German Visa Application Centre in Colombo handle visa requests from citizens of Sri Lanka and other third country nationals residing in Sri Lanka wishing to travel…

Who needs a visa?

Interview Scheduling & Submitting of Visa Application.

Submission & Interview

Overview of all kind of fees and charges.

Fees & Charges

Visa processing time Applicants are advised to plan their travel and visa application well in advance and start the visa application as early as possible. A Schengen Visa can be applied for up…

Processing time

Kindly note that the Tamil and Sinhala forms also need to be filled in in German or English language.

Application Forms for short stay of up to three months (Schengen Visa)

For inquiries in visa matters you can call the Embassy on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm. Kindly note that for data protection reasons the Embassy cannot give information regarding the…

Telephone Hours of the Visa Section

Check if your question about Schengen visa is answered here!

Frequently asked questions about Schengen visa

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