COVID-19 GERMANY VISA APPLICATION CENTRE RE-OPENING UPDATES

Find out when your nearest Germany visa application centre is reopening

[last updated 10 June 2020 at 10:18]

Germany visa application centres are still closed for new applications due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

The German government stopped processing visas on 19 March but is now starting to resume activities in some locations.

A small number of visa application centre locations are operating limited passport return services.

You can find out the latest Germany visa application centre reopening information below.

Current Germany visa application centre status

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Detailed Germany visa application centre re-opening information

Germany uses a number of commercial partners around the world who operate visa application centres. The largest two commercial partners are TLScontact VFS Global.

All commercial partners are working with the German government to determine where and when it’s safe to resume operations. Visa application centres will therefore open in a phased manner – which will be subject to change if circumstances require – and not all visa application centres within a given country will open all at once.

Africa

South Africa

  • 3 June: visa application centres in Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Centurion and Port Elizabeth are open for passport collection only

Americas

There is currently no announcement on when Germany visa application centres in the Americas will re-open.

Asia

Philippines

  • 9 June: visa application centres in Manila are open for seafarers applications only

Vietnam

  • 9 June: visa application centres in Danang, Hanoi and Ho Chih Minh City are open for limited long-stay applications for healthcare professionals and ‘exceptional’ short-stay applications
  • 2 June: visa application centres in Hanoi and Ho Chih Minh City are open for long-stay visa applications only

Australasia

There is currently no announcement on when Germany visa application centres in Australasia will re-open.

Europe

There is currently no announcement on when Germany visa application centres in Europe will re-open.

India Subcontinent

There is currently no announcement on when Germany visa application centres in India Subcontinent will re-open.

Middle East

Lebanon

  • 2 June: visa application centres in Beirut only for legalisation services only

Saudi Arabia

  • 7 June: visa application centres in Al Khobar, Jeddah and Riyadh open

Russia and Central Asia

There is currently no announcement on when Germany visa application centres in Russia and Central Asia will re-open.

Germany international travel restrictions

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) publishes updates to COVID-19 travel restrictions by the hour. You should check this information before making travel plans and we’d strongly recommend you also check both your own government’s travel information.

Germany does have travel restrictions in place for non-German citizen and non-resident permit holders but is starting to re-open its borders. Nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and their family members returning via Germany to their country of residence are permitted to enter the country. Be sure to check what controls and restrictions are in place before to apply for a visa or book travel.

Information sources and disclaimer

Information on this page has been taken from officially published information by TLScontactVFS Global and other commercial partners. While we try hard to make this information as up-to-date and accurate as possible, due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 situation there may be inaccuracies. We’d suggest that if you want to the most up-to-date information, do consult the relevant party’s official COVID-19 information pages.

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