Due to the existing closure of the International Airport Colombo for incoming passenger planes, the German Embassy Colombo does currently not accept applications for Schengen visa as there is no regular possibility for Sri Lankan nationals and residents to return to Sri Lanka. An exception is made only in exceptional cases (e.g. medical emergencies). Therefore the VFS visa application centres remains closed until further notice. The Embassy will inform on this website, if there are any changes.
The visa application centre in Malé will remain closed until further notice. If you have an important reason for traveling (e.g. spouses/ children of German/EU citizens for short-term family visits, travel due to urgent family reasons, business travelers for urgent business trips that cannot be postponed) please contact the visa office of the Embassy by mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and submit appropriate documents to prove this.
General information Sri Lankan and Maldivian citizens as well certain third country nationals residing in these countries need a visa to travel to Germany. The purpose of your intended travel and…
Visits up to 90 days
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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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