Information on visa applications

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27.12.2020 - Article

You can find information on visa applications and visa renewal below.

1. Processing of visa applications

The visa section of the German Embassy in Kabul remains closed until further notice.  As a result it is not possible to submit a visa application in Kabul.

Applications for national visa (long stay) can be submitted in Islamabad or New Delhi. Click here for more information

Applications for Schengen Visa (short stay) can be submitted at the German Embassies in Islamabad, New-Delhi, Dubai and Istanbul. Please check the information below for further Details. Click here for more information

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 within a period of 180 days) under the simplified procedure.

Laws on entry requirements

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