Short-term / Schengen visas
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We want to make your arrival in Germany as easy as possible. Here you can find all the information and requirements you need while applying for a visa, along with application forms to download as a pdf-file.
Pakistani citizens have to obtain a visa before entering the so-called "Schengen states":
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
(Please note: Although Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland and the UK belong to the EU, they are presently not member of the Schengen Agreement).
"Schengen visas" are short-term visas for stays up to 90 days within a period of 180 days. Although visas issued by one of the above mentioned states are valid for all other Schengen states, you need to apply at the embassy or consulate of the country which is your main destination.
Residents of Sindh and Balouchistan need to apply at the Consulate General Karachi.
Residents of the other provinces and areas in Pakistan should apply at the German Embassy Islamabad.
Visa applications procedure
Visa applications can only be submitted in person.
At the Embassy in Islamabad visa appointments are given online only. We ask for your understanding that appointment requests by phone or e-mail will remain unanswered.
---Your complaint – our plea to show more fairness!
Please cancel your visa appointment as soon as you know that you are not going to use it!
You will enable other applicants to use that slot.
No-shows will be monitored and if necessary registered.---
Please note that the German Embassy Islamabad has changed the booking system for family reunion and fiancé visas starting 30.06.2017
Upon registration you will immediately receive a reference number and after about 30 minutes a confirmation email with further instructions for the appointment process. If you notice that you have made a mistake during registration, you are kindly asked to cancel the old registration and register again.
Several weeks after the first confirmation email you will receive a second message informing you about your exact appointment day and time at the German Embassy Islamabad. This email contains further information and you will be asked to confirm the appointment. Allocated appointments without confirmation will be cancelled automatically after 7 days. The new booking system will make appointment allocation much easier. You will receive a prompt confirmation upon registration and the Embassy will be able to allocate appointments strictly on the basis of the order of registration. Bookings through service providers/agents will neither be necessary nor beneficial. You can find further information through our
At the Consulate General in Karachi you can apply for a visa without appointment. Applicants will be entertained on first come-first served principle. A limited number of tokens will be given out every morning at 7:15am.
The visa sections can only be reached during official office hours !
Visa applications of minors need to include the written consent of their parents/custodians.
The processing time for short-term visa applications will take about fourteen days after the appointment. Especially during summer, there might be a considerable waiting period of more than four weeks for an appointment. Therefore, please book an appointment as soon as you know when you want to travel and compile the necessary documents until your interview.
Visa-related inquiries for individual cases at the Embassy Islamabad can only be submitted in writing and need to be signed by the applicant or his/her legal representative. Therefore, such enquiries cannot be made by e-mail and if made by e-mail will not be answered.
Please note that mobile phones and bags can unfortunately not be taken into the buildings of the German Missions.
Embassy Islamabad - Visa Section
Tel: (0092-51) 2279430-35
Fax: (0092-51) 227 8917
E-Mail: visainfo @ isla. diplo. de
Opening hours visa section
Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 12:00 hrs
Collection of passports
Tuesday to Thursday: 08:00 hrs
|General Inquiries via phone |
Monday-Thursday from 14:00 - 16:00 hrs
No inquiries regarding the status of a specific visa application, please!
|Submission of additional/missing documents only on demand of the Visa Section||Only on Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 - 10:00 hrs|
Consulate General Karachi - Visa Section
Tel.: (0092-21) 3587 3782
Fax: (0092-21) 3582 1597
Opening hours visa section
Monday to Friday: 8:30 - 11:00 hrs
(First come - first served principle ! )
Collection of passports
Monday to Thursday: 14:00 - 15:00
Friday 12:00 - 13:00 hrs
complying with the Schengen requirements.
Important note !
Application forms are also available at the visa section - free of charge. Persons outside the visa section offering their services for the visa procedure neither work for nor work with the consent of the visa section. In case these persons do promise any favour regarding the issuance of a visa, please report to the visa officer at the counter.
Obligation to declare cash in amounts of EUR 10,000 or more entering or leaving the EU
All travellers entering or leaving the European Union with €10,000 or more in cash must declare the sum to Customs from 15 June 2007. This initiative has been taken to assist the efforts being made at EU level to tackle crime and improve security by cracking down on money laundering, terrorism and criminality.
Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we can not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.