Visa sections of German Embassy Islamabad and of German Consulate General Karachi remain closed until provisionally 31 August 2020

29.07.2020 - Article

Important information

In line with EU decisions, Germany introduced travel restrictions for entries from outside the Schengen area on 17 March 2020.  All corresponding entries from non-EU-citizens and citizens of non-Schengen states by plane or ship will be affected. Entry will be possible for German citizens and other nationals with a German residence permit. While restrictions for some countries have been eased on July 1st, they remain in place for now for travellers from Pakistan.

Consistent with these persisting entry restrictions and bearing in mind the current COVID-19 developments in Pakistan, the visa sections of the German Embassy Islamabad and of the German Consulate General Karachi remain closed until (provisionally) 31 August 2020 and are not accepting any new visa applications. Exceptions may be made if the applicant can demonstrate the existence of compelling reasons that justify entry under the current rules. In these cases please contact: visainfo@isla.diplo.de (Islamabad) or visa@kara.diplo.de (Karachi)

You will be informed immediately on this website when this situation changes.

If you have received an earlier appointment confirmation, the Embassy will provide an alternate day as soon as visa operations will return to normal.

For German passport applications please contact: konsularreferat@isla.diplo.de (Islamabad) or konsularreferat@kara.diplo.de (Karachi)

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