A popular destination among both business professionals and tourists, Germany always leaves a lasting impression! it is absolutely true when they say that you can never have enough of Germany! Are you going to visit Germany soon? Are you planning on getting a Schengen visa from Chennai? In 2017, the German consulate issued just above 19000 visas and needless to say, getting yourself an appointment slot can get tough.
Here’s we can help you! You can read this article to learn more about the steps to get a Schengen visa appointment and what to do if you don’t get an appointment. We can help you book your Germany Schengen visa appointment. Just fill our Schengen visa appointment form.
Once you have secured an appointment, you must gather all the following required documents.
How to get a Germany Schengen Visa appointment in Chennai- The Basics
Given below is how you can book a Germany Schengen Visa appointment from Chennai:
All Germany Schengen visa applications have to be sent through VFS Global.
All Germany Schengen visa applications from Chennai are collected and examined by the German consulate, only after they go through the VFSGlobal appointment and tracking systems.
Once you have filled the visa application form, you will be redirected to the VFS Global official website.
Scroll down and click on “Schedule an Appointment“.
Below is the page you will be redirected to:
Once you click on that you will have to register as a new user. For this, click on “New User“.
Once the relevant details have been filled you can gain access to the online portal. You can select an available date and time based on your convenience.
These appointments are usually hard to get but VFSGlobal has the bandwidth to support at least 30 applications a day. VFSGlobal charges a handling fee of around $25 for their services. Based on when the appointment slot is to be booked, this fee could vary.
What should I do when there are no appointment slots available for Germany Schengen visa?
Are you having trouble getting a Germany Schengen visa appointment date? If yes, you could try one of these options:
Apply in a different jurisdiction
If you are unable to get a Germany Schengen visa appointment in Chennai, we would ask you to try and apply at another jurisdiction. You could try the VFS Global offices present in Kochi and Pondicherry.
Change the main Schengen consulate
The consulates of bigger Schengen states such as Germany, France, and Spain are often swamped with bookings well in advance. In this case, we will ask you to try applying to a different consulate.
Countries like Slovakia, Malta or Luxembourg do not have a large incursion of applicants. This makes it easier to secure an appointment with these consulates.
Do you plan on visiting multiple Schengen countries? The country you visit first will be the main Schengen consulate you will apply to for a visa. We can help you get temporary flight and hotel bookings which you can use 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 Germany Schengen visa appointment
This is a slightly riskier option as there are no guarantees of securing a visa. You will have to wait for a cancellation of a Germany Schengen visa appointment and swoop in to book the appointment slot as soon as it becomes available. Keep multiple browser tabs open for all the consulates in the nearest cities. Remember that you have to keep refreshing the tabs at regular intervals.
Many of our customers have secured Schengen visa appointments by patiently waiting for someone to cancel their appointment. So, we would strongly recommend that you do not discard this option.
We have a team that watches for any Schengen visa appointment cancellations and helps you secure a booking as soon as a slot becomes available. If you are interested in this service, please fill out our Schengen visa appointment form.
Want us to get you your Germany Schengen visa appointment?
We can assist you in getting your Germany Schengen visa in the following countries:
Corporate employees and business professionals residing in the countries mentioned above, often require a visa at short notice. We can help arrange Germany Schengen visas for people who require them within a short period of 7-15 days.
This option is subject to availability of slots in your preferred consulate. We will also try to get you an appointment in all the nearest consulates.
For more information read our article about getting Germany Schengen visa in 7 days.
The fee for the appointment is not fixed by us, as we usually get in touch with the travel agents to get a price quote from them for the appointment. So the fee depends on the demand for the appointment and when you book it.
Click here for our Schengen visa appointment form.
Fill the above form to make the payment. No payment will have to be done initially. We will get in touch with our agents for an appointment for you.
Within 8 hours you will receive an email regarding the availability of an open slot and the consulate it is available at.
After we have received your confirmation, we will send you the appointment details and reference number for verification.
There you go! You can now attend your Germany Schengen visa appointment and travel at your earliest convenience.
FAQs on Schengen visa appointments
Read this section for answers to any queries that you might 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. We would like you to 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?
Yes! We can surely help you in getting a Germany 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 my appointment verified?
You can get your appointment verified on the government or the VFSGlobal website.
What is the appointment fee?
The appointment fee varies from consulate to consulate. We charge a fee of INR 1000 over the quote specified by the agents as our service fee. The date of the appointment also determines how much you will pay. The earlier you need the appointment, the higher the price will be.
Can I pay a higher fee to get the appointment earlier?
We only operate on a first come first serve basis. You will have to wait for your turn to come up.
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 Germany Schengen visa application be rejected?
Yes, your Germany Schengen visa application could be rejected for a number of reasons. The most common reasons include:
- Travel insurance invalidity
- No evidence of travel itinerary
Applicants can only apply 90 days prior to the date of travel. We recommend that you apply 3-4 weeks prior to the date you will be travelling on.
What are the details required to book the appointment?
Your name, passport number, expiry date, and passport issue date are among details needed. If any additional information is required, we will be happy to correspond with you via email.
Is travel insurance mandatory for Germany Schengen visa?
Yes, you are required to show proof of travel insurance that covers medical emergencies and costs of repatriation of up to a minimum of 30,000 Euros.
How long you take to get me my Germany Schengen visa appointment in Chennai?
Usually, it takes us around 8 to 10 hours get an appointment slot that is available at the earliest.
How much time do I have to complete the payment?
We book around 250 appointments a day. You will have 1 hour to complete the payment once we get you an appointment slot. If you do not confirm within the hour, our source may put the appointment up for auction to other customers in need.
What mode of payment is accepted?
You may 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 are currently in operation in India, UK and USA. We are adding more countries regularly.
VFS Global, Chennai Contact Information
VFS Global Chennai Address:
ISPAHANI Center, No 123, 124,
Nungambakkam High Road, 1st Floor,
Thousand Lights, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu 600034
+91 44 4264 9143
German Consulate General Chennai Contact Information
No. 9 Boat Club Road,
R.A. Puram, Chennai 600028,
+91 44 24 30 16 00
+91 44 24 34 92 93
+91 44 24 34 94 95