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Guidelines for Applying for Consular and Visa Services

Guidelines for Applying for Consular and Visa Services (20 March 2021)

Updated guidelines for consular and visa services in view of the Covid-19 pandemic and instructions of the German Federal Government are placed below:

  • Public dealing in the Consular Wing of the Embassy continues to be suspended.
  • Applicants for consular, visa and OCI Misc services, who are residing in the consular jurisdiction of the Embassy of India, Berlin comprising Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt and Thüringen may send their applications for the required service by post to the Embassy. Documentary requirements and fee (payable through bank transfer) for the various services may be checked on the website of the Embassy at https://indianembassyberlin.gov.in/. 
  • Indian nationals who intend to have their signature attested on Power of Attorney may seek prior appointment for visiting the Embassy in person by writing at cons.berlin@mea.gov.in. They may also provide their telephone number for the Consular staff to contact them.
  • Applicants for fresh OCI cards are requested to wait until resumption of public dealing. They may apply for visa for urgent visits to India.
  • As regards visa services, the categories allowed for travel to India may be seen at the link: https://boi.gov.in/content/advisory-travel-and-visa-restrictions-related-covid-19-1. Applicants may note that visas are being issued for essential travel only. They may fill in applications online for  visa at the link https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html and post hard copies of the application, photo, passport, supporting documents, receipt of payment of visa fee and self addressed stamped envelope to Consular Wing, Embassy of India, Tiergartenstrasse 17, 10785, Berlin.

Payment for visa and consular services is to be made at the Embassy bank account no:

IBAN: DE59100100100631068104
BIC: PBNKDEFF
Bank: Postbank Berlin
Account No. 631068104
BLZ: 10010010

Consular and visa queries may be sent by email to cons.berlin@mea.gov.in.
Telephone numbers may also be provided in the emails.

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