In General, Filipino citizens need a visa to enter Germany.
To avoid difficulties, it is advisable to set the appointment (if possible) as early as 3 months before the planned date of departure.
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
List of states
Here is where you can find information about visa requirements, the application procedure and all forms you need for your application.
Visa procedure and forms
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:
Phone: (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.