Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office —
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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.
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.
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 make an appointment in this category only if you wish to apply for your own passport or your own identification card. Should you wish to apply for a passport and an identification card simultaneously, please book two successive appointments.
Before your appointment we strongly recommend to visit our website at www.los-angeles.diplo.de for further information on required documents and download of application forms.