Strict entry restrictions currently apply to the issuance of visas: Visas can only be issued under one of the following conditions:
1. The applicant is fully vaccinated with a Covid-19 vaccine approved by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute (PEI), Germanys medical regulatory body and research institution for vaccines. You can find the list of approved vaccines here: Paul-Ehrlich Institut - list of approved vaccines Please note that the list is regularly updated. A minimum of 14 days after the second jab with the respective vaccine must have passed in order to be considered as fully vaccinated.
Only if you are fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines listed by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute, can you book an appointment with VFS to submit your application: VFS appointment.
2. The intended entry is absolutely necessary. Under which circumstances a compelling necessity for entry can be assumed is explained on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) in German Link BMI DEU and English Link BMI ENG.
If you have such a compelling reason for entry, please contact the visa office at the Embassy by mail email@example.com with the reference “Schengen”.
The visa office will carefully assess the reasons given and in the light of the legal requisites may confirm the existence of a compelling reason for entry. In this case the external service provider VFS will contact you to arrange an appointment to apply for the visa.
In cases where the visa office cannot confirm such a reason you will NOT be contacted and your mail not be answered. This is to keep the visa office operational and able to continue processing emergencies.
Please understand that cases personally perceived as very urgent may not meet the legal requirements and therefore cannot be considered under the existing laws.
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Visa questions and travelling in times of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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