If you reside in Scotland or certain parts of northern England you may have to apply at our Consulate-General in Edinburgh.
If you are not sure whether to apply in London or Edinburgh, please check the
Consular district map [pdf, 1,346.08k]
To apply in Edinburgh please visit their website:
The German Embassy in London has outsourced its visa services to the external service provider VFS. For more information please
Please note that all visa applicants have to make an appointment early in advance. Visa applicants are required to apply in person and bring the application form as well as relevant documents after making an appointment.
Important: Only passports that have been issued (not extended!) during the past ten years can be endorsed with a visa. If your passport was issued longer than 10 years ago, please apply for a new passport at your Embassy.
The common 'Schengen visa' is a visa for short stays (tourism, visit or business) for Germany and other 25 European countries within the Schengen area.
Please read the following information to find out whether or not you need a visa to travel to Germany.
All visa applicants are required to make an appointment. Due to a high demand please consider a waiting period for up to 3 months. Do NOT book a flight before booking an appointment.
Visa applicants must apply in person after making an appointment. You will need to bring your application form, passport and other documents that are required according to this website.
Please always bring the original plus one copy of all documents mentioned in this section. Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.
All types of visa: €60.00 payable in British £ only.
If you wish to do paid or self-employed work in Germany, this section provides information on work permits and visa requirements for EU and Non-EU nationals.
Pupils, students and scientific researchers will find useful information on visa requirements, relevant documents and the visa application process.