Visa requirements

In General, Filipino citizens need a visa to enter Germany.

The visa section would like to stress that during the regular processing time of a Schengenvisa (approximately one week) no inquiries regarding the status of the application can be answered.

Notice to all Crewing/Manning Agencies

Please be informed that the German Embassy Manila has suspended the accreditation of crewing agencies.

Seafarers can now apply for visas at the German Embassy, even if their respective crewing agency is not accredited.

List of states whose citizens require visas to enter Germany

Here you can find a list of states whose citizens require visas to enter Germany  

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Visa procedure and forms

Here is where you can find information about visa requirements, the application procedure and all forms you need for your application.

Visa section - opening hours, contact numbers

Visa applications can be submitted only after making an appointment.

For instructions on how to set a Visa-appointment, please click on the link "Appointment system" below. Please do not call the Visa Section for Visa-appointments.

Monday to Thursday from 8:00 to 13:00 hours
Friday from
8:00 to 11:30 hours.

Entrance hours to e.g. collect a submitted passport or to submit additional documents are
Monday to Thursday from
11.00 to 12.00 hours
Friday from
10.00 to 11.00 hours.

The visa section would like to point out that questions about visa matters that are already explained on the website cannot be answered again.

Contact data of the visa section:
(0063 2) 702 3001
Fax no.:
(0063 2) 702 3045

For inquiries about visa matters that are not explained on the website you may call the Visa Section:

Monday to Friday 9.00 to 11.00 am as well as
Monday to Thursday from
14:00 to 15:00 hours.

Due to data protection reasons the Embassy cannot give information on the progress of a visa on the telephone, as the identity of the caller cannot be confirmed by the visa section.The visa section kindly asks you to write your questions into the first column of your e-mail or letter.

Visa requirements

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Time and weather in Germany

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Delays in Schengen-Visa processing


German Embassies and Consulates worldwide are currently experiencing significant delays occurring with the processing of Schengen-Visa applications. These delays vary from application to application. They can take up to 12 calendar days or longer, and are caused by extended data processing times.

Implementation of the Visa Information System (VIS) in the Republic of the Philippines

VIS - Visa Information System

The Visa Information System (VIS) of the Schengen-States has been in operation since the 11th of October 2011. The visa sections of the Schengen-States are gradually being connected to the VIS. Applicants must first apply for a visa in person, so that biometric data can be collected by recording ten fingerprints and a photograph of the applicant.