Visa, Passport, Legal

Please note that all passport and attestation appointments at the German Embassy Islamabad from 1 September 2014 onwards can only be booked online.


Please make sure you book the appointment in the right category. Wrongly booked appointments will NOT be honored!


In accordance with WHO guidelines and government of Pakistan regulations, persons asking for a visa at this Embassy and Consulate General have to present a *valid proof of vaccination against POLIO*. The vaccination needs to be older than four weeks and not older than one year. Proof has to be submitted in a valid International Certificate for Vaccination. Please download the declaration form here... Declaration Polio Vaccination [pdf, 3.85k]
No visa will be issued without proof of vaccination.


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.

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

Appointments for visa applications at the German Embassy can only be made online. We ask for your understanding that appointment requests by phone or e-mail will remain unanswered.

Antragsformular Schengenvisum

Short-term- / Schengen visas

Intending to go on a business trip, a privat visit or a tourist trip ? This website will guide you through the visa application process. It also allows you to download the relevant forms.


Long-term visas

Planning to settle for a longer period in Germany ? For study purposes, family reunion etc ? This website will guide you through the visa application process. It also allows you to download the relevant forms.


German travel documents are issued centrally by the Federal Printing Office (Bundesdruckerei) in Berlin and sent by Diplomatic pouch to the missions abroad. Hence, it takes a few weeks until your passport can be handed over to you. Therefore, we recommend to apply for the passport in due time.



Do you have to send a document to Germany which has to be notarized or you need a „Lebensbescheinigung“, a Life Certificate, for your pension paid for by a German authority ?

notarielle Beurkundung

You want to study in Germany and need attested copies of your documents?

If you want to apply at a German university and need attested copies of your school / university certificates, please book an appointment:

German Embassy Islamabad: appointments can only be booked online
German Consulate General Karachi (for residents of Sindh & Balochistan): call 021 3582 1596 

Please submit your original certificates along with corresponding copies (no cross attestation by the HEC Pakistan required) and your passport.

In order to obtain one set of certified documents for free, please establish proof of your intention to study in Germany, e.g. by submitting a copy of an e-mail of the German university.

If you reside in or close to Lahore, please contact our Honorary Consul Mr. Rehman for an attestation of your certificates.

Visa, Passport, Legal


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VISA - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have questions about the visa procedure? Take a moment to have a look at our FAQs before you call. You might find the answer to your question right

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.