Visa procedure and forms


The Embassy endeavours to regularly adapt all its information leaflets and offer you the valid information for your individual case on this website. We do advise you, however, to familiarize yourself with the most current information nearer the time you plan to submit your visa application.

Kindly understand that questions about visa matters, that are already explained on the website, cannot be answered again individually. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions that go beyond the information offered on this website.


Visa applications can be accepted in the Visa Section only if an appointment for the submission of the application was scheduled, and only during the following times:

Monday to Thursday between 8.00 am and 1.00 pm

You can find detailed information regarding the visa appointment system here: 

Appointment system [pdf, 337.3k]

Attention! Introduction of our new appointment system starting August 1st, 2015 !! ->

New Visa appointment system [pdf, 260.46k]

In order to optimize our appointment system, we are using the services of a local external provider (Call Center), which is not part of the Embassy. When you set an appointment via the Call Center, you are asked to state all the data that is required for the visa processing. The data is stored by the Call Center only for a short while: it is sent to the Visa Section for processing, and is then deleted. This helps reduce the processing time in the Visa Section and means we can accept more visa applications so you have a shorter waiting time for your visa appointment.

The fees are charged by the Call Center, the Embassy receives no part of these. In order to keep the telephone fees low, you are urgently advised to keep at hand all required documents for the visa application as well as your valid passport when you make the call to set your appointment.

When you visit the Embassy to submit your visa application, kindly ensure the following:

1. Arrive in time for your appointment in the Visa Section.

2. Bring all the required documents based on the checklist in the information leaflet below that applies to the type of visa you require; an incomplete application will be turned away at the visa counter and you will be requested to set a new appointment for the visa interview.

3. Carefully check the data in your application form before submitting it at the Visa counter, and make corrections in writing in the form where required (the application form alone is legally binding; visas are issued according to the data given by the applicant in the application form).


Schengen Visa

For a short stay in Germany/ the Schengen-Area of up to 90 days (e.g. for the purpose of visiting, business, tourism), citizens of the Philippines, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau require a Schengen-Visa.

The Schengen-Visa is valid for 26 countries.
Please note that the processing of a Schengen-Visa application takes one week. It is not possible to expedite the visa processing.
Detailed requirements for the application for a Schengen-Visa can be obtained from the applicable information leaflet as given below:


Family Reunion Visa

You can find here the requirements for the application for a visa for family reunion (to a spouse, to parents, of a parent with custody to a German child (minor)) to stay permanently in Germany.

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Seafarer's visa

Seafarers, who are to join their ship in a German harbour (e.g. Hamburg, Bremerhaven), require a Schengen-Visa for the entry into the Schengen-Area (e.g. through airport in Frankfurt). The visa is generally issued as a transit visa.

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Employment Visa

Applicants, who want to work in Germany, require a residence permit, which must be obtained from the German Embassy in the form of a national visa.

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General information on the job placement procedures for qualified nurses to Germany

Since July 2013, qualified Filipino nurses may be employed in Germany. Below are more information about the job placement procedures and the visa application process for qualified nurses:

Au-Pair Visa

In the following information leaflets you can find the requirements for the application of a visa to stay in Germany as an Au-Pair.

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Student Visa and visa for a long term language courses in Germany

In the following information leaflets you can find the requirements for the application of a visa to take up studies or a long term language course in Germany.

Visa procedure and forms

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Appointment system

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You can find detailed information regarding the appointment system of the Visa Section in the following information leaflet:

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the visa processing

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