Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — Toronto

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German Passport/ID-card

If you require any of the following services, please book an appointment here:

- biometric passport
- children's passport
- identification card (currently only possible in case of exceptional circumstances)


Other consular services (not: passport, visa)

If you require any of the following services, please book an appointment here:

- birth registration, name declaration, registration of marriage
- application for naturalisation
- authentication of signature (z.B. Vollmacht, Genehmigungserklärung, Erbausschlagung)
- document pick-up (certificate to retain German citizenship)
- border crossing certificate

It is NOT possible to book visa and passport appointments under this category.




The Federal German Government has reintroduced entry restrictions for residents of Canada taking effect on Tuesday, October 27, 12:00 a.m. to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. From that date on, entry from Canada to Germany with or without a visa can only take place in case of an urgent need/ an essential reason. A list of such reasons that justify entry to Germany can be found here:

The decision on entry is made case by case and is at discretion of the German Federal Police. The Consulate General in Toronto has no authority in making decisions on entry to Germany.

Visa applications can therefore only be accepted in these exceptional cases (please read carefully the information provided on our website under the abovementioned link):

- Employment as qualified worker (no YMA or other visa without professional qualifications, i.e. internship) 

- Study

- Family reunion

- Au Pairs

- Transit

- unmarried couples if a Schengen Visa is needed

- essential business travel 

If your stay falls under the above mentioned exemptions for purposes of stay, you can book an appointment to submit your visa application here.

Please be prepared to provide on demand documentation about your travel purpose via e-Mail after your booking (following working day) to the Consulate General. Lack of providing documentation may result in cancelation of your appointment.

Please note that applications for any other reason of stay will not be accepted. If you nevertheless attend an appointment, your application will have to be refused.

Information about the visa process can be found on our website:

There is also information available if a visa is.necessary. Please read the information provided thoroughly before you book an appointment. 

If you are a Canadian citizen and intend to move to Germany for studying or family reunion, please be aware that you are still allowed to enter Germany visa free and apply for your residence permit at your place of residence. A visa process is not necessary, but you will have to carry documentation which proves that your entry to Germany is for an essential reason.

Please make yourself familiar with the quarantine regulations for Germany:

If you are not able to attend your appointment, please cancel it to allow other customers to submit their application. Once you cancelled your appointment, you will be able to book a new one.