Home to one of Europe’s most vibrant and cultural capital cities, Germany is certainly a favourite among most tourist destinations. Germany has so much to offer, to both business professionals and tourists that, it always leaves one with an impression that lasts long after you have returned home! That’s why they say that you can never have enough of Germany!
Are you planning on visiting Germany? Are you applying for an appointment for Germany Schengen visa from Edinburgh, Scotland? In 2017, the Scottish consulate issued only close to 3500 visas. So getting your Germany Schengen visa appointment in Edinburgh, Scotland can take some time.
Here’s where we help you out! In this article, we will guide you on what to do to get a Germany Schengen visa appointment. We will also tell you what you can do if you don’t get an appointment.
How to get Germany Schengen Visa appointment in Edinburgh – The Basics
To book a Germany Schengen Visa appointment from Edinburgh you can:
The German Consulate in London can get your visa application done through VF Services (UK) Limited
When you go through VFSGlobal, the appointment has to scheduled online. For this, you can visit the VFSGlobal homepage.
Once you have clicked it, you will be redirected to the following page:
The next step is for you to register as a new user. Click on ‘New User‘.
Fill in the details to gain access to the online appointment booking portal. Select an available date and time slot depending on your convenience.
Although VFSGlobal has the bandwidth to support at least 30 applicants on any given day, the appointment is subject to availability and is usually tricky to get. For their service, you will be charged $25 or above as the handling charge.
What to do when there is no appointment date available for Schengen visa?
Just follow the steps below when you cannot find an appointment:
Have you tried with another jurisdiction?
Have you been waiting too long for your Germany Schengen visa appointment at the nearest jurisdiction? We advise you to look for another jurisdiction. Look far and wide. This may, however, work with varying success as most of the consulates are usually booked well in advance.
Have you tried changing your main Schengen consulate?
Statistics show that the main Schengen countries like Germany, France, Italy may be booked out for a couple of months. In such a case, you can try your luck with any other consulate. Try with countries like Slovakia or Malta. These consulates do not usually have the large influx of applicants that the other major countries are known to have.
You have to show a tentative travel plan with that country by using temporary flight and hotel bookings.
That’s it! Once your visa is approved, you can travel within the Schengen country. For instance, you can land in Malta, stay for a day and take the earliest available flight to your preferred destination in Europe.
You can wait for someone to cancel their Germany Schengen visa appointment
This option poses the risk that you may end up waiting indefinitely. Albeit risky, it is sure worth a try. You can wait for someone to cancel their Germany Schengen visa appointment and hope that you get the appointment. For this, you will have to keep multiple tabs open for all the consulates in your city and watch diligently. Do not forget to refresh the tabs regularly.
We advise you not to discard this option as there have been many cases where our customers have been able to get an appointment by waiting for a cancellation. In fact, we have a team dedicated to watching for any Schengen visa appointments opening up and booking it for you.
If you are interested in this service, please fill the Schengen visa appointment form and we will guide you through it.
Want us to get your Germany Schengen visa appointment?
We can help you get your Schengen visa in the following countries.
We are also adding several countries every month.
We provide this service for various corporate employees and business professionals. They are usually in need to travel to Schengen countries within a short notice, typically in 7 to 15 days. Click here to find out how you can get Germany Schengen visa in 7 days.
You must remember that this option is subject to availability of slots in the preferred consulate, but we will also try in all the nearest consulates.
We are not the authority in fixing the amount payable for an appointment. The quote for a Schengen visa appointment can vary depending on the region of operation.
We charge a fee of $35 on top of the quote for our service.
Just fill the form below and pay a nominal fee of $10. Pay the balance amount only once we have your appointment ready for you.
Click here to be taken to our Schengen visa appointment form.
Fill the above form, and make the initial payment. The payment can be done via Paypal, Western Union, or through direct bank transfer.
Within 8 hours of the initial payment, we will send you an email regarding the availability of an appointment slot and the available consulate.
Once we receive your confirmation, we will send you the appointment details and reference number to verify.
And there you have it! You can now attend the appointment and apply for your Germany Schengen visa.
FAQs on Schengen visa appointment
Read on to have your queries answered.
Can I take one appointment for my whole family?
No, you will be required to make individual appointments for each member of your family. If you are making an appointment through VFS global, then within a single account you can book five Schengen visa appointments. But we must remind you that, the dates might vary since 5 appointments may not be available on a single day.
Can you make the appointments for me?
Yes, surely! We can assist you in getting a Germany Schengen visa appointment. We can handle the request for your whole family as well. Just fill the below form:
Can I take Schengen visa appointment for multiple applicants?
Getting an appointment for multiple persons will be difficult on the same day. In the case that there are more than 3 or 4 applicants, we can provide them appointments on different dates or in different consulate.
Where can I verify my appointment?
You can verify your appointment on the government or the VFSGlobal website.
What is the amount chargeable to get an appointment?
The fee varies from one consulate to another. The appointment date also determines the price for an appointment. The earlier the request for an appointment, the higher the fees. We charge $35 as service fee.
Can I pay a higher fee and stand to get the appointment?
No, we operate strictly on a first come first serve basis. So you will have to wait for your turn to come up.
Is the appointment fee refundable?
It is fully refundable if you cancel before we get you an appointment or if we are unable to get you one. But if we get you an appointment, it is not refundable.
Could my Germany Schengen visa application get rejected?
Yes, the consulate could reject your application for a number of reasons. Common reasons why applications are rejected are:
No evidence of travel itinerary
Travel insurance invalidity
What details are required from me in order to book the appointment?
Details such as your name, passport number, expiry date passport issue date are needed. The information needed by the consulate varies from one country to the other. For additional information, we will get in touch with you.
Do I need to have a travel insurance for Germany Schengen visa?
The evidence of travel insurance for Germany Schengen visa must cover emergency medical expenses and costs of repatriation up to a minimum of 30,000 Euros.
How long will it take for you to get my Schengen visa appointment ?
We typically take around 8 to 10 hours since we need to check with all the consulates to find out if they have an appointment slot.
Within how much time do I have to make the payment?
We usually make around 250 appointments a day. If the demand is high, you will have less than an hour to make the payment and complete the appointment. Sometimes our reseller puts the appointment to auction and usually we always have takers for the appointment.
What mode of payment is accepted?
You can make payment via PayPal or Western Union.You can also make a direct bank transfer to complete the payment.
In which countries do you provide the service for booking a Schengen visa appointment?
We currently operate in India, UK and USA. We are also adding more countries.
Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Edinburgh Information
16 Eglinton Crescent
0131 337 2323
0131 346 1578
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