Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — Atlanta

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German Passports & Identity Cards

Welcome to the online appointment system of the German Consulate General in Atlanta.

 

You can find detailed information about how to apply for a German passport on our website. Please familiarize yourself with the procedures before making an appointment for your passport application.

 

 

Applicants from North and South Carolina have the possibility to apply for a biometric passport thru the German Honorary Consul in Charlotte, NC. Kindly set your appointment by emailing to charlotte@hk-diplo.de or calling 704-364-6969.

 

 

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Visa for Germany and the Schengen States

Welcome to the online appointment system of the German Consulate General in Atlanta.

Thank you for your interest in visiting Germany!

Please note that the date format for making an appointment is dd/mm/yyyy.

The German Consulate can o n l y accept applications if you are traveling to Germany as your main destination and live in our consular district.

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.

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.

Residence visa (study, employment, moving to Germany) have a processing time of 4 - 10 weeks.


Please go to our website for further information. The link is:

https://www.germany.info/us-en/service/05-VisaEinreise

Please ONLY use the application you find on our webside. Do NOT fill out just any application form you find through an internet search.

The link for the Schengen Visa application (for a stay of less than 90 days) is:

https://www.germany.info/us-en/service/05-VisaEinreise/visa-form-instructions/968992

The link for the National Visa application (for a stay of more than 90 days) is:

https://www.germany.info/blob/937348/f9342033f2933dc05da54151efe283db/application-form-residence-permit-data.pdf


Please note the following important regulations concerning your passport/travel document:

  • its validity has to extend beyond the duration of the visa you are applying for by at least 3 months
  • it has to contain at least two blank pages;
  • it must have been issued within the previous 10 years. If it was issued before that, your application can not be accepted. This rule also applies if the validity has been extended by the authorities of your home country.

If your passport/travel document does not meet  a l l  of these requirements, you will need to obtain a new passport before applying for a visa.

Please book only one time slot for your application. Each applicant needs one appointment. In case of multiple bookings, all of your reservation will be cancelled without giving notice!

Only applications with complete documentation will be accepted!

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