A must visit travel destination to both business professionals and tourists, Germany always manages to leave people visiting it dumbstruck. If you haven’t visited yet you should visit Germany soon! You will need a German Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi if you do. The German consulate issued around 40,000 visas in the year 2017 alone. With so many visa applications to process, you can expect delays and disappointments.
In this article, you will learn more about the steps involved in getting a Schengen visa appointment and what to do if you don’t get an appointment. If you want our help in booking your Germany Schengen visa appointment please fill our Schengen visa appointment form.
After you have secured the appointment, gather the following required documents.
How to get a Germany Schengen Visa appointment in New Delhi – The Basics
Given below is how you can book a Germany Schengen Visa appointment from New Delhi:
All Germany Schengen visa applications have to be sent through VFS Global.
All Germany Schengen visa applications based in New Delhi are collected and examined by the German consulate once they’ve gone through the VFSGlobal appointment and tracking systems.
After you have finished filling the visa application form, it will redirect you to the VFS Global official website.
Scroll down to “Schedule an Appointment“.
Shown below is an image of the page you will be redirected to:
To proceed further you will have to register as a new user. For this, click on “New User“.
Once you fill in 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.
Even when going through VFSGlobal which has the bandwidth to support at least 30 applications a day, appointments are usually hard to get. VFSGlobal charges around $25 for their services. Based on the immediacy of appointment slot 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 New Delhi, we recommend applying at another jurisdiction. You could try the VFS Global offices present in other parts of the country.
Change the main Schengen consulate
Schengen states such as Germany are almost always swamped with bookings months in advance. If this happens, we ask that you try applying to a different consulate.
Countries like Slovakia, Malta or Luxembourg do not have a large number of applicants waiting for a visa. So it becomes easier to secure an appointment in their consulates.
If you plan on visiting multiple Schengen countries the country you visit first will be your main Schengen consulate and you will apply to that consulate for a visa. If you wish, we can help get the temporary flight and hotel bookings which you can be used at the consulate when you apply for your visa.
Read our article on how to book an appointment when no appointment slot is available to know more.
Wait for someone to cancel their Germany Schengen visa appointment
A considerably riskier option as there are absolutely no guarantees of securing a visa. In this option, you’ll have to wait for someone to cancel their Germany Schengen visa appointment and book the appointment slot as soon as it opens up. Keep multiple tabs open in your browser for all consulates around you. Keep refreshing the tabs at regular intervals to make sure that no opportunities pass you by.
Many patient customers have secured their Schengen visa appointments by waiting for someone to cancel their appointment. So, we would strongly recommend you do not think of this option as a lost cause.
Here at TravelVisaBookings, we have set up a team that only watches for Schengen visa appointment cancellations and helps secure an appointment as soon as the slot opens up. 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 help residents of the following countries get their Germany Schengen visa appointments:
Corporate employees often require a visa at short notice say around 2 weeks. We have been helping such people arrange Germany Schengen visas for the last few years.
Even then this option subject to availability of slots in your preferred consulate. We will also look for appointments in all nearest consulates.
For more information read our article on getting a Germany Schengen visa in 7 days.
The appointment fee is not set by us, we usually get in touch agents who give a price quote for the appointment. So, the appointment fee depends on the demand and date of the appointment.
Click on the link for our Schengen visa appointment form.
Fill in the form shown above. We do not ask for any payment to be done initially. We will get in touch with our agents after you have filled the form.
Once you have submitted the form we will get in touch with you within 8 hours regarding the availability of an open slot and the consulate it is available at.
After you send in your confirmation, we’ll send the appointment details and reference number.
There you go! You can now attend your Germany Schengen visa appointment and travel at your earliest convenience.
FAQs on Schengen visa appointments
If you still have any queries read this section for answers.
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.
Could you please book the appointment for me?
Of Course! We can help you get a Germany Schengen visa appointment. If you want we will also 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 for Germany Schengen visa?
The fee involved in booking an appointment varies from consulate to consulate. We charge a fee of INR 1000 over the quote specified as our service fee.
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 such as:
Travel insurance invalidity
No evidence of travel itinerary
When can I apply for Germany Schengen visa?
You can only apply for a Schengen visa 90 days prior to the date of travel. We usually recommend applying 3-4 weeks prior to the date of your travels.
Can I apply for a Schengen visa if my passport is more than 10 years old?
When applying for a Schengen visa it is advisable that the applicants renew their passport before filling in their visa application.
What details required to book the Schengen visa appointment?
We would need your name, passport number, expiry date, and passport issue date to book the appointment.
Is travel insurance a must have for Germany Schengen visa?
Yes, according to the EU charter, you are required to have travel insurance that covers medical emergencies and costs of repatriation to a minimum of 30,000 Euros.
How long you take to get me my Germany Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi?
On an average, it takes us around 8 to 10 hours find the open appointment slot.
How much time do I have to complete the payment?
You will have 1 hour to pay us once we get the appointment slot. If your confirmation isn’t sent through within the hour, our source may put the appointment up for auction.
What modes of payment do you accept?
We accept direct bank transfer, PayuMoney, or Western Union.
Which countries do your services for booking a Schengen visa appointment cover?
We currently operate in India, UK, and the USA. We will be adding more countries shortly.
VFS Global, Delhi Contact Information
VFS Global Chennai Address:
Shivaji Stadium Metro Station,
Baba Kharak Singh Road,
022 6786 6048
Embassy of the Federal Republic of German Contact Information
6/50G, Shanti Path,
011 4419 9199
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