Appointment booking at the Embassy in London

Appointments for Schengen visas

Please note visa services 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
N1 7JQ

Manchester VisaMetric Application Centre

Clippers House, Clippers Quay
Salford Quays
M50 3NW

Please read all the information provided on the VFS website regarding the 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, specifically during peak times like Easter, summer and Christmas holiday periods and public holidays. You may apply for a visa up to 12 weeks before you start your trip. ONLY applications from UK residents can be accepted.

Diplomatic passport holders in the UK may lodge their application without prior appointment. They can file their application Monday - Friday, 8.15am - 10.30am at the Embassy directly. Every applicant must apply in person.

Holders of Official, Special or Service passports do need to book an appointment using this link:


Please note that there is an additional option to book an appointment for a Schengen visa application at the Embassy directly. However, there are only a limited number of appointments available each day that are usually booked well in advance. For an earlier appointment and faster service we recommend to book via VisaMetric services.

For VisaMetric appointments click here

For appointments at the Embassy click here

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 still 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:

Appointment booking for resident permit

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 - Thursday 1.30pm–3.30pm

Important notice

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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.

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