Welcome to the German Missions in India! (2023)

Namaskar Mumbai !

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The jurisdiction of the German Consulate General Mumbai includes Maharashtra, the Union States of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

All customers are requested to pay the visa fees at the time of submission at VFS. Only the visa officersat the Consulate can decide whether an exemption of visa fees applies. For cases where an exemption of visa fees applies,an applicable refund will be credited to the applicant at a later date. Weask for your cooperation in this matter..

For National Visas:
Please note that the current visa fee for a national visa application of an adult amounts to 6,000 INR.
The fee for a national visa application of a minor (0-17 years)amounts to 3,000 INR.

The visa section does not accept cash.
Kindly bring a demand draft with the correct amount.
The demand draft needs to be issued in favour of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Mumbai.

The fee of 45.000 INR for verification of documents in case of certain types of national visas will be asked for laterduring the procedure andNOT at thetime of application. Only applicants for job seeker visas and speciality cook visaswillneed to present the demand draft of 45.000 INR at the time of application.

In order to reduce waiting times, we have altered our appointment handling system:

1. Beginning Monday, April 11, spouses and minor children of holders of national visas or residence permits under the following categories will be eligible to submit their applications for a family reunion visa at VFS together with the reference:
EU Blue Card Holders
• Holders of ICT Cards
• Internal Staff Exchange
• Researchers
• Guest scientists and academics from universities and other publicly funded institutions
• Scholars - only for EU or German public-funding scholarships; (private scholarships or reduced admission fees are not considered scholarships).

There is no need for an additional appointment anymore if your family members join you on the date of your appointment.

2. The visa section has introduced new sub-categories for family reunion visas. We have teamed up with our partner, VFS, to offer appointments not only at the Consulate but, for selected categories, also at VFS. Therefore, it is essential tobookan appointment in the correct sub-category to obtain the earliest possible appointment.

Here is how to do it:
In general, itdepends on the residence permit or type of visathat yourpartner holds. Therefore, please check your partner’s permit or visa sticker for the correct paragraph, and accordingly, choosethe correct sub-category for your registration.
Please see how and from where to obtain an appintment.
For moreinformation,vsiitthe VFS Website.

Customers who wish to submit their documents for attestation in Mumbai can schedule an appointment for the submission here: https://t1p.de/w2io2

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Dueto asharp increase in demand for Schengen visas,longer waiting times for appointments and longer visa processing times may apply.
If you are planning to travel to Germany in the near future, please make an appointment with our external service Provider, VFS, in time.
Thank you for your understanding.

All applicants who have their appointment at the visa section at the Consulate General in Mumbai need to wear a mask at all times.

From March 02, 2022, all applicants submitting their visa applications at the German Consulate General in Mumbai are requested to complete their courier assurance booking formalities by paying a fee of INR 870 to VFS before their interview date in order to facilitate the easy return of documents. This will also help reduce the visa processing time as your passport will be retained by the Consulate and returned back to you by courier once a decision on your visa application has been made. Please note that this service is not mandatory but offers you the mentioned advantages. You will be contacted by the VFS team for this payment the day before your appointment. We thank you for your cooperation on this matter.

Also: So that the visa section may process your application quickly, we request that you provide a valid health insurance policy starting no later than your tentative travel date at the time of submission of your application at the counter.

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Submission of visa applications ispossibleONLY with an appointment! – Either at the visa section directly or at our external service provider VFS.

While booking a visa appointment, please note:

  • Only correctly booked appointments are valid.
  • Please book your appointmentunder the correct visa category.
  • Theappointment bookings are only valid for the person mentioned on the confirmation, the assigned visa category and the assigned appointment date and time. However, minor children (for whom a family reunion/dependant visa is sought) do not need a seperate appointment and may apply along with their parent(s) (seeking visa under the same category).
  • If you fail to provide complete and correct Information, while registering for an appointment, your appointment booking will be consideredinvalid, and will not enable you to submityour application.
  • Werecommend all applicants to book their visaappointmentsthemselves.
  • Assigning a visa agency will not result in an earlier appointment anderrors madeby the visa agencies/agents when booking the appointment will be at your own Risk.

    Check out our Visa Services page for more information.

Mr. Achim Fabig, Consul General

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India and Germany are growing closer together at breath-taking speed. While we are working on a range of important issues such asclimate change, we will also focus on connecting people and businesses and tryto provide you withuseful information.

Mr. Achim Fabig, Consul General

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Address and Office Hours


German Consulate General Mumbai


Mr. Achim Fabig, General Consul


+91 22 22 83 24 22, +91 22 22 83 26 61


+91 22 22 02 54 93

Postal address

Hoechst House, 10th Floor, 193 Backbay Reclamation, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021

Opening hours

Monday - Friday:9 a.m. to 12 noon

Administrative / consular district

The jurisdiction of the German Consulate General Mumbai includes Maharashta, the Union States of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.


Visa and Consular Departments
Tel.: 022-22839834-35, 022-22807365, 022-22807385

Compliance & Prevention of Corruption Officer: Ms. Marja-Sirkka Einig



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Admission to the Visa and Consular Sections:
Visitors to the Visa Section or Consular Section at the German Missions in India are not allowed to carry:

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i) any form of electronic device (e.g. mobile phones, cameras, tabs)
ii) dangerous objects (in particular knives or weapons)
iii) bags and luggage, umbrellas
iv) any other dangerous items.
- All visitors may carry ONLY the documents that have been asked for and required by the German Mission.
- Please note that the German Missions are not in a position to keep in deposit the above-mentioned objects that are not allowed inside the premises.
- Safeguarding personal belongings outside the premises is the sole responsibility of each applicant.

In case of emergencies for German citizens within our consular district: Post office hours, our emergency phone number +91 97 69 48 54 78 can be reached from Monday to Friday from 3.30. p.m. to 10 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Please note that visa inquiries DO NOT qualify as emergencies andcannot be answered.

Kindly keep in mind the time difference between Germany and India.
All opening hours and times are stated in local time.


Honorary Consul in Goa


Dean Menezes, Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany


+91 832 6747700-02, +91 832 6747708

Mobile phone number

Mr. Girish Raikar: +91 98221 21191 / 94201 89641 (Please Note - No visa queries will be addressed by Mr. Raikar. Mr. Raikar is in charge of only consular matters. All visa queries must be routed through the contact form on the website.)

Postal address

Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, CMM Arena Complex,2nd Floor, Vaddy, Merces, Goa - 403 005

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.




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What are the chances of German student visa rejection? Ans. Despite having a 92% selection rate, German immigration officers might reject your visa based on the above-mentioned pointers. So ensure to avoid them regardless and not become a part of the Germany visa rejection rate percentage (8%.)

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If a visa application is rejected, the applicant has one month to appeal in writing ("remonstrate") to the mission abroad. The mission abroad will then reconsider the application.

How do I know if my visa is rejected? ›

Upon visa refusal, you will get a letter from the consulate stating the reason for refusal. This will help you reapply after a specific period of time by rectifying the mistake. Also, some of the consulate websites provide the visa status with the reason for rejection, if any.

Which country rejected visa most? ›

According to Schengen Visa Statistic 2021, the 4 countries with the highest rejection rates were: Sweden, Norway, France, and Denmark.

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What are the reasons behind the delay? The sudden rise in visa applications is the main reason for a longer wait period. Apart from that shortage of staff at embassies, and stricter rules for issuing visas are also leading to the delay.


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