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HOW TO APPLY

Schengen visa applications for the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany can be submitted, by scheduling an appointment and solely by personal appearance of the applicant, to the VFS Visa Application Centre for Germany, Monday to Friday, from 07:00 to 14:00 .

Step 1 :

Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process the application, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Embassy.

Step 2:

Book an appointment to visit Visa Application Centre (Mandatory): To avoid waiting time due to high volume of applicants applying at the same time, we strongly recommend that you book an appointment before visiting the Visa Application Centre. Booking and appointment is FREE OF CHARGE and is subject to availability. To book an appointment, please click here.

Step 3 :

Please complete the Application Form in full, ensure it is signed, print a copy and bring it with you when attending for your visa appointment. Application Form, Checklist and required documents should be in A4 size bond paper.

Step 4 :

Check the payable fees and required documents. The details hereof can be found in the respective visa categories under the section “Short stay visa”.

Step 5 :

Ensure photos strictly comply with specifications of the Embassy.

Step 6:

Ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre.

Step 7 :

Submit your application along with the passport and required documents at our Germany VAC in Manila or Cebu.

On arriving at the visa application centre, you will be required to present your appointment letter, take a token at the entrance and be seated in the waiting area. You will then next be called to our submission counter, where your application and supporting documents will be scrutinized, your photograph and passport will be checked for validity, and your biometrics information taken (where applicable). Finally, you will be issued a receipt for the fees and service charges paid as an acknowledgement of your application.

Please note that only applicants and carers/assistants will be permitted to enter the visa application centre.

Step 8 :

Track your application online

Step 9 :

Collect your passport from the Visa Application Centre or wait for courier delivery.

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