Visa requirements - new online appointment system
New online appointment system
Appointments for visa will from now on only be available through an online-based application system. Bookings via e-mail or telephone will no longer be possible. Only book an appointment once you made sure that you will be able to keep it.
Please fill in the form with the utmost attention to detail. Even minor deviations in the passport number or the spelling of your name can lead to you being denied access to the visa section. Exceptions will not be made in order to prevent misuse.
Attention: Misuse (for example double bookings or fake appointment confirmations) could lead to an exclusion from the appointment system and entry into a blacklist in order to shorten waiting periods and protect honest clients.
Do not let third parties book the appointment for you. You will be held responsible for any resulting errors and / or misuse.
Tips for the application process:
Apply in time! - Plan ahead for waiting periods!
Due to huge demand and the limited human ressources of the visa section waiting times for an appointment can reach several weeks especially during the main travel season from May to October. The processing time for the visa adds another three to four workdays. We therefore urge you to plan your trip well ahead of your travel date.
The application must be complete with all required documents!
Please make sure to only submit a completed application including all required supporting documentation in order to allow for a smooth and successful handling of your case. Missing papers could lead to a rejection of the application.
Attention: Subsequent filing of missing documents is not possible. You will be required to make a new appointment (waiting time!).
Please check the embassy´s information flyers before applying. They contain detailed information on the application process. Please be aware that the requirements stated are subject to change. Please check the website regularly to inform yourself about recent or upcoming changes.