Colourful Berlin, historical Munich, white mountains of Fussen, and the Black Forest. The bare beauty of Germany beckons. These gorgeous landscapes pull millions of people from around the world every year. In 2017, more than 2 million people visited Germany from around the globe, and out of this, Mumbai consulate received more than 48,000 visa applications. Getting a Germany Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai, in this case, can be very difficult.
With numbers so high, consulates can get booked for up to 6 months in advance. Sometimes, many slots can go unfilled. But don’t get disheartened if you are unable to find a Germany Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai. This article will take you through your other options.
If you want help getting your Germany Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai, you can just fill in the Schengen visa appointment form and our team will help you out. Once you have an appointment, you can collect all the documents required for your visa application.
The basics of getting a Germany Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai
To start getting your Germany Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai, you will need to head over to the VFS Global website. VFS Global is a third-party agency that handles the appointment booking process for Germany in India.
The link will take you to a website that looks like the image above. Click on “German Consulate General, Mumbai“.
A new tab opens a website like in the image above.
Scroll down to get the “Schedule an appointment” option and click on “Click here” under it.
The new web page shows you a set of instructions to book your Germany Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai. Click on the orange hyperlink given at the bottom of the page.
Click on “New User?” to start a new registration on the login page.
Fill in all of your details in this form and click on “Submit” and you can find the appointment slot of your choice.
If you need help applying for your Germany Schengen visa, visit the consulate website if Germany in India.
I can’t find a Germany Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai. What do I do?
Don’t get disheartened if you’re unable to find a Germany Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai. There are ways you can tackle this problem.
Try a different jurisdiction
If you are unable to find an appointment at the nearest consulate, then try booking an appointment with the second-most closest consulate. For eg., if you can’t find an appointment in Mumbai, try getting one in Bengaluru or Chennai.
Change your main destination
When visiting multiple Schengen countries, the country you will spend most of your time in will count as your main destination. Popular countries like Germany, France, Italy, etc. sometimes get booked out 6 months in advance. To miss out on getting your visa, we suggest that you change your main destination, but only for your visa interview.
You will be free to visit any of the 26 countries as you like once your Schengen visa is approved. However, you will need proof of flight and hotel bookings to get your visa approved. To work around this, you can make a tentative travel plan.
If you want a temporary travel plan, we can help you get one. Check out our prices and get your tentative travel plan.
If you need more information on what to do if you can’t find an appointment, take a look at our article on the same topic.
Wait until you find a free appointment
This a slightly risky way to get an appointment, because you might end up waiting indefinitely. A lot of people have, however, still found appointments with this method. So don’t completely disregard this option.
You will need to keep multiple tabs and windows open and keep refreshing to see if you can finally get an appointment, which can be extremely tedious. But if you want to find Germany Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai with this method, we have an entire team dedicated to it.
Just fill in the Schengen visa appointment form and our team will help you out.
Do you want Travel Visa Bookings to get you your appointment?
We currently make Schengen visa appointment bookings in the following countries,
We have corporate customers in these countries that need appointments within the next 15 days. Along with this, we have addressed many other issues faced by international travellers around the world.
We don’t fix the total fee for booking an appointment. This is done by the agent that books your slot. We charge a flat fee of Rs. 1000 above this quote. You can start by filling in the Schengen visa appointment form.
Fill in the form. You need not make any initial payments. We will contact the agents in the German consulates to see if there are any available appointments.
Within the next 8-10 hours, our team will notify you of the appointment booked and the fee charged.
Once you make the payment, you will be given an appointment reference number that you can use to attend your appointment.
If you need help applying for your visa, take a look at our article on getting a Germany Schengen visa in 7 days.
Frequently Asked Questions on Germany Schengen visa appointments
If you have questions regarding getting your Germany Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai, take a look at the questions below to see if they have been answered.
What is the right time to get a Schengen visa appointment?
You are not allowed to apply for your Schengen visa more than 90 days prior to your travel. But you need to keep in mind that it takes the consulate at least 7 to 15 days to approve your visa. We suggest that you apply for your visa at least 30 days in advance to ensure that you have enough time to get your visa approved.
Can my family attend the interview with one appointment?
Unfortunately, each traveller will need to have their own appointment to get their visa approved. So, please ensure that each family member gets their own Schengen visa appointment.
Will a 6-month old baby need an appointment as well?
Even babies need to have their own passport. This is to avoid child trafficking. And if they have a passport, they will need a visa too. Make sure that you have a separate appointment for your baby. You can attend the interview with your baby.
My parent is extremely old, can I accompany them for the interview?
Most times, the person attending the interview is to enter the interview premises alone. But in exceptional cases where there is a minor or an aged (more than 80) person or a disabled person travelling with you, you can attend the interview with them to help them out.
Can you book my Germany Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai?
Yes, we definitely can. Just fill in the Schengen visa appointment form and we will reach out to you. Ensure that you also provide your name, passport number, and its issue and expiry dates. If there is any additional information required, our team will contact you.
Can you book appointments for multiple travellers at a time?
Yes, but they will need to fill out their own individual forms. And since appointments are subject to availability, it is possible that we might be unable to get appointments on the same day or even in the same consulate.
Can I verify the appointment booked by you?
Yes. Once your appointment is booked, you will be given an appointment reference number. Use this number to see if your appointment has been booked.
How do I need to make the payment for my Schengen visa appointment?
You can either pay through direct bank transfer or pay us through PayuMoney or Western Union.
Will you take more money to book my Germany Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai on priority?
Unfortunately, no. We work purely on the first-come-first-serve basis. You will need to wait your turn.
When will I get my appointment?
Once you raise a request, we will respond back to you in the next 8-10 hours with your appointment availability and the fee charged.
Can I get a refund if I don’t want my appointment?
As long as the appointment hasn’t already booked for you, you will get a complete refund of your money.
Can my visa application get rejected?
It is possible that your visa application will get rejected if you don’t have some of the important documents in place. Some of these documents include,
Proof of occupation, etc.
Keep all the documents in place before the interview. This will help you get your visa approved without issues.
Can I apply again if my visa application gets rejected?
As there is no such rule, you can apply for your Schengen visa again. If you want us to book one for you, please follow the regular procedure of raising a request.
I don’t have a travel insurance
Don’t worry, we can help you get a travel insurance for your trip. Just take a look at our article on travel insurance to get more information.
How long do I have to make the payment?
Our team makes more than 250 visa applications in a day. Which is why you will have one hour to make the payment for your appointment. The appointment will otherwise be placed on auction and made available to someone else.
VFS Global office in Mumbai
3rd Floor, Urmi Axis Building,
Behind Famous Studio, Mahalaxmi (West),
Mumbai – 400 011.
German consulate in Mumbai
1st Floor, Hoechst House,
Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021
Tel: +91 22 22 83 98 34, +91 22 22 83 98 35
Fax: +91 22 22 84 21 84