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All About Visas
VFS has been appointed as an outsourced partner by the German Embassy London, United Kingdom to facilitate visa applications to Germany and Schengen countries. Applications will be accepted by appointment at the below mentioned address:

Germany Visa Application Centre
Germany Visa Application Centre
66 Wilson Street, London EC2A 2BT

No Parking on site, unauthorized
parking will lead to clamping & fines.

There is a service charge of £16.10 (inclusive of VAT) per application over and above the visa fees payable by all applicants

You must apply in person at the German Visa Application Centre to lodge your application. If you are not a resident of the UK you should apply at the Embassy in your country of residence.

Please note that it is also possible to book an appointment for a Schengen visa directly at the Embassy. However, please note that there are only a very limited number of appointments available each day which are usually booked weeks in advance. For an earlier appointment and a faster service it is recommended to book via VFS.

For appointments at the Embassy please click here

For appointments at the VFS German Visa Application centre please click here


All applicants must comply fully with the documents required for the category of visa for which they are applying. Incomplete applications will not be accepted, and alternative documentation other than that which is stated on the website will also not be accepted.

In the event an application is considered unacceptable at the time of the appointment, if the applicant cannot provide the correct documentation on the day of their appointment, they will be required to return and take a new appointment from our website at a later date to submit the complete application.

Please note that if the applicant wishes to go ahead and submit an incomplete application, we will accept the application and send it to the embassy. However, please be advised that if the application is returned by the embassy requesting missing documents, the applicant must accept responsibility for any delay that may occur in processing the application in time for their date of travel. Please note that if we inform you that certain documents are missing and you proceed with the application, the embassy is likely to refuse the application

Transit Visa – if applying for Transit visa, please go to the section ‘all about your visas’ at top of page, select Tourist visa and apply under this category.

For more information regarding Transit visas, please visit the following link –


Processing time

The processing time for visa applications is a minimum of 5 working days.

Please be advised that due to the aforementioned minimum processing time, we are not able to guarantee the return of passports by specific dates for travel.

Please also check the following link to ascertain any dates that the consulate will be closed, as this will also affect the processing time of your visa application

Visa Fees

The Visa fees can be paid by Credit/Debit card (only at the Visa Application Centre) when submitting in person or Postal Orders in the name of German Visa Application Centre". Fees in Cash will also be accepted at the Centre.

More information regarding fees can be found Here.

Processed applications can also be returned by DX Securemail couriers at an additional cost of £14.80 per passport.


Scotland and the following counties in North England are part of the Consulate General's consular district:

All applicants staying in the below counties need to apply with the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Edinburgh / Scotland.
Cumbria, Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton on Tees, Tyne and Wear (Tyneside), as well as North Yorkshire with the exception of Selby and York.

Schengen visa

A Schengen visa has to be obtained from the Embassy of the country where the MAIN PURPOSE OF TRAVEL lies. Therefore, please check your travel plans before applying at the German Visa Application Centre in London

In case of travel to multiple Schengen countries; please apply to the Embassy of the country where you will be staying for the maximum number of days. If the number of days to be spent in multiple countries is the same, you must apply to the embassy of the country which will be your first point of entry.

Please note that all decisions regarding the issuance of, duration and number of entries regarding the visa are at the sole discretion of the German Embassy.

For more Information and to view list of countries whose citizens need a visa to enter Germany please go to Do I Need A visa

Please note that holders of Schengen visas are still subject to immigration control and are not guaranteed entry into any of the Schengen countries, even though they may hold a valid visa for these countries.

A Schengen visa is valid for
Austria Belgium Denmark
Finland France Germany
Greece Iceland Italy
Luxembourg Netherlands Norway
Portugal Spain Sweden
Switzerland Poland Slovak Republic
Hungary Slovenia Czech Republic
Malta Latvia Lithuania

Applicants requiring special physical assistance are requested to contact our helpline prior to visiting our centre so that appropriate support can be offered.

Coin -operated Photocopier and Photo Booth are available for your use at the centre should you require it.
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