The Consular- & Visa Section of the Embassy will be closed from 25th December 2017 until 1st January 2018.
To avoid being duped, applicants should bear in mind that there is no need to use an agent to make a German visa application.
You need an appointment before appearing in the Embassy
Visa applicants have to make an appointment before appearing in the Embassy via
To submit an application for a German passport or for any other matter you have to book an
Telephone Hours of the Visa Section
For inquiries about visa matters you can call the Visa Section on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm. Kindly note that for data protection reasons the Embassy cannot give information regarding the progress of a visa application on the telephone.
Please read carefully the information regarding visas provided on this website and restrict your inquiries (by telephone and in writing) to specific questions concerning visa matters that are not answered by the information on the website. General questions regarding Schengen Visa can be answered by the Embassy's service provider VFS.
Information concerning visa requirements and processing
Visa applicants who wish to visit Germany, Austria, Estonia, Hungary or Latvia on a short term visit (only up to 90 days!) are kindly requested to submit all necessary travel documents to the:
VFS Schengen Visa Application Centre
61, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 1
VFS Visa Application Centre, 89 Brown Street, JAFFNA
Interviews, however, will be carried out at the German Embassy in Colombo.
We recommend to make use of the services offered by the VFS German Application Centre which clearly redound to your advantage: comprehensive information, competent counselling, transparency of appointment scheduling, flexible accessibility, reduced waiting hours, expedition of visa processing time, fast-track visa process for frequent travellers.
In order to reduce waiting times for our visa applicants who don’t submit their application via the service provider VFS, as well as for German passport applicants, the German Embassy will introduce an appointment system with immediate effect. All applicants are required to book an appointment
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The Embassy would like to inform about the introduction of the new Visa Information System (VIS).
The VIS contains biographic and biometric data of persons applying for a Schengen visa. Its main o...
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“Recognition in Germany” is the official online portal for the Federal Recognition Act. It provides migrants and foreign skilled workers with information on how and where they can submit an applicatio...
Recognition in Germany