Visa, Passport, Legal

Please note that all visa, passport and attestation appointments at the German Embassy Islamabad (from 1 September 2014) can only be booked online

From 11 September 2017 online appointment system has also been implemented at the German Consulate General in Karachi. Applicants from Sindh and Balochistan are adivsed to book their appointments via the link given below. No visa application will be accepted without an online appointment. 

Please note that online appointment system at the German Consulate General in Karachi is only for visa applicants. For passport and attestation no appointment is required, you can come from Monday to Thursday after 1:30 pm and on Friday at 12:00pm.

Please make sure that you book an appointment in the correct category as wrongly booked appointments will not be honored. 

Appointments cannot be made via phone or e-mail.

Please note that the German Diplomatic Missions in Pakistan have not outsourced visa application services to any private service provider/travel agent.  Offers by agents shall be critically examined as there is no such requirement.

Online Appointment System (Only for Embassy in Islamabad)

Online Appointment System (For applicants from Sindh and Balochistan)


These pages present information on numerous consular services. Whether you need a visa for Germany or are looking for information on German citizenship, customs regulations, marriage in Germany, notarization of documents, or numerous other consular matters, this site is a good place to start.

When visiting the consular/visa section of the German Embassy, Islamabad, you must take the Diplomatic Shuttle. The shuttle stop is located at Third Avenue near Quaid-e-Azam University Road, G-5 Islamabad. The Diplomatic Shuttle will transport you from the Diplomatic Shuttle Service Center to the consular/visa section for a 500 Rupee fee. A detailed map to the location of the shuttle service can be found here

Please note: The visa sections can only be reached during offical office hours !

Information for Afghan applicants

Applicants for long-term visa applications (such as family reunion etc.) and Schengen visa applicants, who reside in Afghanistan and fall under the regional consular jurisdiction of the German Embassy Kabul, can file their visa applications at the German Embassy Islamabad starting 18th September 2017. The registration for an appointment is only possible via the website of the German Embassy Kabul. Registrations/ booking of appointments via the website of the German Embassy Islamabad cannot be accepted and will be cancelled. It is not possible to file a visa application without prior appointment. Further information regarding the application process (also regarding documents to be presented) can be found on the website of the German Embassy Kabul:   Visa applications from Afghan applicants are not accepted at the visa section of the German Embassy Islamabad, but at the neighbouring chancellery building of the Embassy. The access is located under the following address: Ramna S, Diplomatic Enclave – Islamabad, Pakistan (pls. see description below)

Antragsformular Schengenvisum

Short-term / Schengen visas

Short term visas (for stays up to 90 days)


Long-term visas

Long term visas (for stays for more than 90 days)


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Consular Information (in German)

Travel and security advice (in German)


The Federal Foreign Office's website provides information on a daily basis on the security situation in Pakistan (in German). However, for further information, please do not hesitate to contact the embassy directly.


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