Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — Los Angeles

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Schengen Visa (up to 90 days)

IMPORTANT: This appointment category will be closed on November 18, 2022. Starting Novmeber 21th, 2022 applications will have to be submitted through BLS International


Appointments are being released a maximum of two weeks in advance. If you do not see any available appointment, please check again the next day for an appointments in two weeks time.

Carefully read the following information and visit our website for the visa application form and lists of necessary documents.

 You should apply for a visitor visa (tourism, business trips) at least 2 weeks before, but no longer than 3 months before your planned trip. If the time between your appointment and your planned trip is less than two weeks, your visa might not be ready in time. 

Make sure to bring all necessary documents as listed in the visa requirements to avoid delays in the processing of your application.The German Consulate requieres O R I G I N A L Documents. Documents have to be hand signed.

If you want your passport to be shipped to you after your application has been processed, please provide a prepaid envelope of a courier service such as FedEx.

Only applications filled out online from the Consulate/Embassy website will be accepted. Please fill out the application with all personal data exactly as it appears on your passport.
After completion, please print the form including the Annex page containing the barcode (only visible at time of printing). It is crucial that the barcode is not torn, folded or otherwise damaged at time of submission. You may find the online application form here:

The German Consulate can o n l y accept applications if you are traveling to Germany as your main destination.

If you are traveling to more than one of the Schengen States, and the main destination is not Germany but another Schengen State (for example France, Italy, Spain), you have to apply at the Consulate of that State.




Please arrive on time. If you are late, we may not be able to process your application, in which case you may have to get a new appointment.

Booking an appointment at a specific time (e.g. 10 AM) does not guarantee that you will be able to come to the counter at exactly that time. Delays are possible and in some cases unavoidable. Please be patient and allow for some waiting time when you plan your visit.

Please do not call us to confirm your appointment.

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