Before applying:

  1. Put together the necessary documents for your application. Further information on the required documents can be found here.
  2. Transfer the service charge to create an appointment to apply for a Schengen visa.
  3. Book your appointment online. Please click here.
  4. To view or cancel your appointment, or to fill out the support form, click here.
  5. Come to the VisaMetric branch on your appointment day. Click here for information about the opening hours and addresses of the branches.

During the application process:

  1. The verification of the documents and the collection of the fingerprints take place in the VisaMetric branch. From there they are sent to the respective diplomatic mission. You can find out more about fingerprint capture here.
  2. Don't forget that you can take advantage of our additional services. Here you will find an overview of the additional services we offer in our branches.

After the application:

  1. To track your request via our website, please click here.
  2. After the processing is finished, you can pick up your passport again by presenting your identity card. If you would like your passport to be delivered to your address by courier service, you can click here.

The Schengen visa allows travel up to 90 days within the Schengen states. According to the visa regulations, you must apply for the visa in the country to which you are going to travel or spend a large part of your trip. If the main destination is another Schengen state than Germany, the application must be submitted to the Schengen representation responsible for this.