Lose yourself in the timeless grandeur of German castles, or marvel at the efficiency of German automation. Germany offers memories that you’ll cherish the rest of your life. Around 30,000 visas were issued from the Bangalore consulate in 2017. Getting a German Schengen visa appointment when there’s such a high number of applicants can be very time consuming and bothersome.
We’ve got you covered though. Continue reading this article to learn more about the steps involved in getting a Schengen visa appointment and what you can do if you don’t get an appointment. We can help you book your German Schengen visa appointment by filling the Schengen visa appointment form.
Once you have the appointment, you can gather all the required documents.
How to get a German Schengen Visa appointment in Bangalore- The Basics
Given below is how you can book a German Schengen Visa appointment from Bangalore:
All visa applications have to be sent through VFS Global.
All German visa applications from Bangalore are collected and examined by the German Consulate only after they go through the VFS Global appointment and tracking systems.
Once you fill in the visa application form, it will redirect you to the VFS Global official website.
Go to the section saying “Schedule an Appointment“.
You’ll be redirected to the following page:
Once you click on that you will have to register as a new user
Once the relevant details have been filled you can select an available date and time.
Though appointments are usually hard to get, VFSGlobal has the bandwidth to support 30 applications a day easily. VFSGlobal charges a handling fee or around $25 for their services. Based on the appointment slot this fee could increase.
What to do when there are no appointment slots available for German Schengen visa?
If you still have trouble getting a German Schengen visa appointment date, you can try one of these options:
Try applying in a different jurisdiction
If you are unable to get a German Schengen visa appointment in Bangalore you should try and apply at other jurisdiction. You should try the VFS Global offices present in Kochi, Pondicherry, and Chennai.
Change the main Schengen consulate of your visit
The consulates of bigger Schengen states such as Germany, France, and Spain are often booked out well in advance. If this is the case, you can try applying to a different consulate.
Countries like Slovakia or Luxembourg do not have a large influx of applicants which makes it easier to secure an appointment with these consulates.
When visiting multiple Schengen countries, the country you visit first is your main Schengen consulate. That it is the consulate be applying to. We can help you get temporary flight and hotel bookings which you can show at the consulate when applying for your visa appointment.
Check our article on how to book an appointment when no appointment slot is available to know more about jurisdictions.
Wait for someone to cancel their German Schengen visa appointment
A slightly riskier option as there are no guarantees of securing a visa, you will have to wait for someone to cancel their German Schengen visa appointment and swoop in to book the appointment slot as soon as it opens up. Keep multiple browser tabs open for all the consulates in your area. Remember to keep refreshing the tabs at regular intervals.
Many patient customers have secured appointments by patiently waiting for someone to cancel their appointment. So, we would recommend that you do not discard this option.
We have a dedicated team that watches for any Schengen visa appointment cancellations and can help you secure a booking as soon as a slot opens up. If you are interested in procuring our service, please fill out our Schengen visa appointment form.
Want us to get you your German Schengen visa appointment?
We can help you get your German Schengen visa in the following countries:
Corporate employees and business professionals living in the above-mentioned countries often require a visa at short notice. We can help arrange Schengen visas for people who require them within 7-15 days.
This option is subject to the availability of slots in the consulate of your choice. We will also try for appointments in all the nearest consulates.
The fee for the appointment is not fixed by us, we will get in touch with the travel agents to get a price quote from them for the appointment and so the fee depends on the demand for the appointment.
Click here for our Schengen visa appointment form.
Fill the above form shown above. No payment will have to be done initially. We will get in touch with our agents for an appointment for you.
Within 8 hours we will send you an email regarding the availability of an open slot and the consulate.
After we have received confirmation from you, we will send you the appointment details and reference number.
You can now attend your German Schengen visa appointment.
For more information read our article about getting Germany Schengen visa in 7 days.
FAQs on Schengen visa appointments
Continue reading this sections for answers to any doubts that you still have.
Can I book one appointment for the whole family?
No, you will have to make individual appointments for all members of your family. When booking an appointment through VFSGlobal, you can book five Schengen visa appointments using a single account. Take note that the dates for the 5 appointments might be different as all appointments may not be available on a single day.
Can you make the appointment for me on my behalf?
Yes! We can help you in getting a German Schengen visa appointment. We can handle the appointment request for your whole family too. Just fill our Schengen visa appointment form.
Where can I have the appointment verified?
You can get your appointment verified on the government or the VFSGlobal website.
What amount am I required to pay for the appointment?
The appointment fee varies from consulate to consulate. We charge INR 1000 over the quote specified by the agents as our service fee. The date of the appointment also determines the appointment fee. The earlier you need the appointment, the higher the price will be.
Can I pay a higher fee and get the appointment earlier?
We operate on a first come first serve basis. You will have to wait your turn.
Is the appointment fee refundable?
Once we receive confirmation from you and book the appointment, we will not be able to refund you.
Could my German Schengen visa application be rejected?
Yes, your German Schengen visa application could be rejected for a number of reasons. The most common reasons are:
Travel insurance invalidity
No evidence of travel itinerary
When can I apply for German Schengen visa?
Applicants can only apply 90 days prior to the date of travel. We recommend that you apply 3-4 weeks prior to the date of travel.
Can I apply for a Schengen visa if my passport is more than 10 years old?
Everyone applying for a visa must have a passport that is not more than 10 years old. Just to be sure all applicants should renew their passport before making their visa application.
What are the details required to book the appointment?
Your name, passport number, expiry date, and passport issue date are needed. If any additional information is required, we will correspond with you via email.
Is travel insurance mandatory for German Schengen visa?
Yes, you are required to show proof of travel insurance that covers medical emergencies up to a minimum of 30,000 Euros.
How long you take to get me my German Schengen visa appointment in Bangalore?
Usually, it takes us around 8 to 10 hours get an available appointment slot.
How much time do I have to complete the payment?
We book close to 250 appointments a day. You will have an hour to complete the payment once we get in touch with you with an appointment slot. If we do not hear from you within the hour, our source may put the appointment up for auction to other customers.
What mode of payment is accepted?
You can make a direct bank transfer to complete the payment. You can also make the payment via PayuMoney or Western Union.
In which countries do you provide the service for booking a Schengen visa appointment?
We currently operate in India, UK and USA. We are adding more countries regularly.
VFS Global, Bangalore Contact Information
VFS Global Bangalore Address:
No: 11, O’ Shaughnessy Road
Global Tech Park, First Floor
Langford Town, Bengaluru 560025
Karnataka – INDIA
Tel: (+91) 22 67866014
Unit No. 305 Prestige Atrium,
No. 1 Central Street,
Tel: 022 6786 6016
Bangalore German Embassy Contact Information
2nd & 3rd Floor,
“Cash Pharmacy Building”,
Corner St. Marks & Residency Road,
+91 80 45 30 01 00
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