All visa applicants are required to book an appointment. Due to high demand, there may be a waiting time of up to 3 months. Do NOT book a flight before booking an appointment.
Please note visa services have been outsourced to VFS, an external service provider. If you wish to apply for a Schengen visa you will have to schedule an appointment with VFS and apply in person at the Visa Application Centre.
Appointments can only be booked online with the German Foreign Office. Please note that it is not possible to book appointments over the phone. Everyone wishing to apply for a visa to visit Germany must make an appointment. This also applies to applicants using the online application form.
In a situation of extreme urgency ONLY, please send your emergency request by fax to 020 7824 1449. Please make sure you also provide contact details (name and phone number) on your fax letter in order for us to get in touch with you. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Please understand that requests without contact telephone number will not be processed.
General information concerning passport and visa matters can be found on our website. Telephone consultations are only for complex and specific queries, where no answer could be found online. Enquiries by phone can be made by calling 0131 337 23 23 Mondays to Thursdays: 2pm-3pm, Fridays: 8am-9am. Please note that no information on visa application status or result can be given.
For further visa information not available on the website please contact the visa section.
In cases of extreme urgency ONLY, please send your emergency request via our contact form at the top of this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.