Visa Needed?

Entry clearance requirements depend on the citizenship of the applicant. Nationals of the following countries are required to be in possession of an airport transit visa when passing through the international transit area of airports in Germany:

Airport Transit Country List [pdf, 250.57k]

Please note: Applicants with an expired US-Visa and Approval Notice are strongly advised to apply for an airport transit visa, as problems may arise during transit in Germany.

Where and how to apply?

German consular services are available through its Embassy in Washington and Consulates in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco.

All German Missions require that you schedule an appointment in order to apply for a visa. Appointments have to be booked via our free online appointment system. Except for rare instances, you have to submit your application in person.

Click below to find out where to submit your application and to learn about any specific application procedures. Due to local particularities handling and processing may vary slightly among the German missions involved.

Consulate Finder

Please Note: Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we can not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.

Consulate General Los Angeles Closed

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Due to construction work at the German Consulate General of Los Angeles, the passport and visa section will not be able to process any applications from March 20 until approximately the end of May 2017.

Consulate General Los Angeles Closed

Visa Appointment Requirements

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All German Missions require that you schedule an appointment in order to apply for a visa.

Please note that for the time being the Safari browser is incompatible with the appointment booking system!

Please check specific appointment requirements on the website of the mission that is responsible for you:

Atlanta

Boston

Chicago

Houston

Los Angeles

Miami

New York

San Francisco

Washington

You do not know which mission can assist you? Use our Consulate Finder:

Consulate Finder

Visa FAQ

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Did you have a look at our FAQs? You might find the answer to your question right there.

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