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Visa Information

Please note we have changed visa service provider. The Embassy commenced visa service colaboration with VisaMetric on 17 January 2019.

Detailed information on how to apply can be found here.

If you reside in Scotland or certain parts of northern England you can file your visa application at the VisaMetric Visa Application Centre in Edinburgh from 17 January 2019. Click here for more information.

Please check the consular district map, if you are not sure whether you have to apply in London or Edinburgh.

Changes to visa conditions in case the UK leaves the EU without an agreement (“no-deal exit“)

Unfortunately the possibility cannot be ruled out that the United Kingdom may leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 without a withdrawal agreement. In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement in place, UK citizens will from 30 March 2019 no longer have the right to freedom of movement. For this reason, visas based on the right to free movement which are issued to family members of Britons entitled to free movement can from now on be valid only up to 29 March 2019.

Affected persons planning to travel beyond 29 March 2019 can apply for a visa independently of EU freedom of movement under the general conditions of the Schengen Visa Code/German Residence Act.

A visa issued with indefinite validity will not necessarily entitle the holder to enter Germany after 29 March 2019. In the event of a no-deal exit, valid visas issued on the basis of a UK citizen’s right to free movement can also no longer be used.

Data Protection

Please note:

1. The Embassy and the Consulate General operate a baggage search scheme. To avoid delays you are asked to refrain from bringing any baggage, briefcases, laptops etc. with you.

2. Mobile phones and any other electronic equipment must be switched off before entry and remain so during your stay.

3. Photography on the premises is strictly forbidden.

4. Entry is at the discretion of the Embassy or Consulte General security staff. Please look after your personal belongings as the Embassy and the Consulat General cannot accept liability for loss or theft.

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