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Security Regulations

Security Notice for Applicants visiting Germany Visa Application Centre (GVAC)

For security reasons the following items will not be permitted inside the Application Centre or stored in the premises.

  • All battery operated or electronic gadgets such as cameras, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3's, floppies, laptops, or portable music players flash drive.
  • All bags such as travel bags, back packs, briefcases, suitcases, leather, jute or cloth bags and zip folders. Only a plastic bag containing your application related papers would be permitted.
  • Sealed envelopes or packages.
  • Any inflammable item such as matchboxes/ lighters/ fuel etc.
  • Any sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail filers.
  • Weapon or weapon like objects or explosive material of any kind.

The list provided above is not finite. Other items may be prohibited based on security staff discretion.

As an option, you may temporarily keep your baggage and gadgets at our cloaking facility (available at a minimal cost of Php. 75.00). You may ask our security personnel and receptionist regarding the cloaking facility. The cloaking facility cannot be used to keep prohibited items.

VFS will not be responsible for any theft of, or loss or damage to any of your personal belongings. Applicants shall be solely responsible for the same and should ensure that he/she has taken back all the personal belongings before leaving the visa application center.

Due to security concerns, we do not permit interested parties such as friends, relatives or business contacts to accompany visa applicants. However, interpreters are allowed to accompany hearing-impaired / physically challenged applicants and Senior Citizens

Please Note: There is no facility at the Visa Application Centre to store prohibited items. Applicants are requested to make alternate arrangements to keep the same before entry into the centre.