Appointments for Schengen visas
Please note visa applications have been outsourced to VisaMetric, an external service provider. If you wish to apply for a Schengen visa you will have to schedule an appointment with VisaMetric and apply in person at the Visa Application Centre.
To book an appointment, click here:
The Visa Application Centres are located at:
London VisaMetric Application Centre
30-40 Underwood Street
Manchester VisaMetric Application Centre
Clippers House, Clippers Quay
Please read all the information provided on the VisaMetric website regarding necessary documents and procedures.
Please note that appointments by phone are no longer available. Please book online only.
Important: each applicant must book a separate appointment. This also applies to applicants using the online application form.
Please apply well in advance, particularly ahead of peak demand times like Easter, summer and Christmas holiday periods and public holidays. You may apply for a visa up to six weeks before you start your trip. ONLY applications from UK residents can be accepted.
Diplomatic passport holders accredited in the UK must email to to set up an appointment. Every applicant must apply in person
Holders of Official, Special or Service passports as well as holders of diplomatic passports not accredited to the UK need to file their application with the external service Provider.
Appointment for residence permit (eg. student visa, family reunion, work permit, working holiday visa, jobseeker, Van-der-Elst visa, research)
Applications for residence permits are processed at the Embassy.
If you wish to apply for a residence permit please book an appointment online. Click here to book appointment for residence permit only:
Please find information on required documents on our website. If you have any questions about residence permits please call us on 0207 824 1466, Monday to Thursday 1.30pm–3.30pm
For security reasons it is not allowed to bring mobile phones, laptops, tablets or similar electronic devices onto the premises of the German Embassy. Visitors carrying unauthorised objects will not be granted entry.