It could be your love for timeless classical music, rich cultural history or drive for futuristic innovation that pulls you towards the nation that Beethoven called home. Yes, alluring Germany attracts people from far and wide year after year and it’s no surprise why!
Are you planning on visiting Germany? Are you applying for an appointment for Germany Schengen visa from London? In 2017, the British consulate issued close to 25,000 visas. So getting your Germany Schengen visa appointment in London can be cumbersome and entail a lot of waiting.
Here’s what we can do for you! In this article, we will explain what to do to get a Germany Schengen visa appointment and what you should do, if you don’t get an appointment. If you want, we can help you get an appointment by just filling our Schengen appointment form.
Once you have successfully got an appointment, you will have to get all the required documents in order.
How to get Germany Schengen Visa appointment from London – The Basics
Here’s how to book a Germany Schengen Visa appointment from London:
The German Consulate in London can get your visa application done through VF Services (UK) Limited
When going through VFSGlobal, the appointment will be scheduled online. For this, please visit the VFSGlobal homepage.
You will be redirected to the following page:
You now have to register as a new user. For this, click on ‘New User‘.
Fill in the necessary details and gain access to the online appointment booking portal. Depending on your convenience, select an available date and time slot.
The appointment at VFSGlobal is subject to availability and is usually tricky to get, although VFSGlobal is known to support at least 30 applicants on any given day. For this service, VFSGlobal will charge $25 or above, as the handling charge.
What to do when there is no appointment date available for a Germany Schengen visa?
Here are a few steps you can follow when you are unable to get a Germany Schengen visa appointment:
Look for another jurisdiction
Has the wait for your Germany Schengen visa appointment at the nearest jurisdiction stretched too long? Have you looked for another jurisdiction? We advise you to look far and wide. This, however, does not guarantee success at getting an appointment, as most of the consulates are usually booked well in advance.
Change your main Schengen consulate
You are applying for Germany Schengen visa appointment from London. But it has been observed that the main Schengen countries like Germany, France, Italy may be all booked for a couple of months. In such cases, you can try your luck with any other consulate. Try Slovakia or Malta for instance, as these consulates are not observed to have the large influx of applicants that the other major countries have.
You have to show a tentative travel plan with this country by using temporary flight and hotel bookings. We can help you there! We can provide them for you in the aforementioned link.
That’s it! Once your visa is approved, you can travel within any Schengen country. For instance, you can land in Slovakia, transit for a day and take the earliest available flight to the destination of your choice in Europe.
Wait for a Germany Schengen visa appointment cancellation
We realise that this option is risky and might have you waiting indefinitely. But when all else has failed, 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, we suggest you keep multiple tabs open for all the consulates in your city and watch intently. Do not forget to refresh the tabs at regular intervals.
We suggest you do not discard this option as there have been many scenarios where our customers have got an appointment just by waiting for a cancellation. In fact, we have a team dedicated to watching for any Schengen visa appointments opening up and booking it on your behalf.
If you are interested in this service, please fill the Schengen visa appointment form and we will be happy to 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 adding several countries to this list, every month.
This service is provided by us to corporate employees and business professionals. These customers residing in the above countries, usually require a visa within a short span of time. So we arrange their visas within 7-15 days. Find out how you can get a Germany Schengen visa in 7 days here.
We must remind you that this option is subject to the availability of slots in the preferred consulate. In the case of high demand, we will also try in all the nearest consulates.
The price for the appointment is not fixed by us, as the quote for Schengen visa appointment varies depending on the region of operation. A fee of $35 is chargeable on top of the quote for our service.
Firstly, you will need to fill the form below and pay a nominal fee of $10. The balance amount may be paid only once we have your appointment ready for you.
Click here for a Schengen visa appointment form.
For the initial payment, fill the above form. The payment can be done via Paypal, Western Union, or through direct bank transfer.
Within 8 hours of the initial payment, you will receive an email regarding the availability of a slot and the consulate it is available at.
Once we receive confirmation, we will send you the appointment details and reference number to verify.
Go ahead and pack up! 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 an appointment for my whole family?
No, you will have 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 the dates might vary for each of the 5 appointments as they may not be available on a single day.
Can you make an appointment on my behalf?
Yes! We can surely assist you in getting a Germany Schengen visa appointment. We can handle the appointment request for your whole family as well. Just fill the below form:
Can I take a Schengen visa appointment for multiple applicants?
Getting an appointment for multiple persons is difficult on the same day. In the case of more than 3 or 4 applicants, we can provide them appointments on different dates or in a different consulate.
Where can I verify my appointment?
You may have your appointment verified on the government or the VFSGlobal website.
What amount is to be paid to get an appointment?
The amount payable varies from one consulate to another. We charge $35 as the service fee. The appointment date also determines the price for an appointment. The earlier you request for an appointment, the higher you pay for the same.
Can I pay a higher fee and get the appointment?
We operate strictly on a first come first serve basis. You will have to wait for your turn to come up.
Is the appointment fee refundable?
It is fully refundable in the case that you cancel before we get you an appointment or if we are unable to get you one. But once we get you an appointment, it is non-refundable.
Could my Germany Schengen visa application get rejected?
Yes, the consulate could reject your application for a number of reasons. Common reasons are:
Travel insurance invalidity
No evidence of travel itinerary
What details are required in order to book the appointment?
Details such as your name, passport number, expiry date passport issue date are needed. The information needed varies from one country to the other. For additional information, we will get in touch with you by email.
Do I need to have travel insurance for Germany Schengen visa?
You will have to provide proof of travel insurance for Germany Schengen visa that covers emergency medical expenses up to a minimum of 30,000 Euros.
How long will it take for you to get Schengen visa appointment on my behalf?
We usually take around 8-10 hours, since we need to check with all the consulates for the availability of an appointment slot.
Within how much time do I have to complete the payment?
We make close to 250 appointments a day. If the demand is high, you will have less than an hour to complete the payment and 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 make a direct bank transfer to complete the payment. You can also make the payment via PayPal 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.
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