Visa Information

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. 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.


The rights of British citizens and their family members to freedom of movement within the European Union will no longer apply once the United Kingdom leaves the Union or after a possible transition phase has come to an end. This will also affect family members of German nationals residing in the UK under freedom of movement rules.

Until that time non-EU family members of UK nationals continue to benefit from the rights in the Free Movement Directive and its visa facilitations. They have the right to obtain a visa free of charge and as soon as possible on the basis of an accelerated procedure.

As of the withdrawal date or the end date of any eventual transition phase provided for by a withdrawal agreement, the above facilitations based on freedom of movement rules will no longer apply to non-EU family members of UK or German nationals, neither for the issuance of visas, nor for border controls.

After the withdrawal or the end of a transition phase travellers holding a visa issued to a non-EU family member of a UK or a German national under Freedom of Movement rules should be prepared to provide evidence at the point of entry into the European Union that that they fulfil all Schengen entry requirements, e.g. possession of a valid travel document (validity of no more than ten years and valid for three months after the intended departure from the Union, proof of accommodation, employment, sufficient means of subsistence, invitation letter or return ticket, documents proving the family member’s economic situation in the country of residence or the genuine intention to leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry of the visa.

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 Consulate General security staff. Please look after your personal belongings as the Embassy and the Consulate General cannot accept liability for loss or theft.

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