Appointments for Schengen visas
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.
To book an appointment, click here:
The Visa Application Centres are located at:
London Visa Application Centre
66, Wilson Street
London, EC2A 2JX
Manchester Visa Application Centre
50 Devonshire Street North
M12 6JH Manchester
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 VFS services.
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:
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
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.