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Re-opening of the visa sections of the German Embassy Islamabad and the German Consulate General Karachi on 7 September 2020 for national visa applications

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31.08.2020 - Article

Important information

National Visas

The visa sections of the German Embassy Islamabad and the German Consulate General Karachi will re-open on 7 September 2020 for handling of national visas only (D-visas for stays of more than 90 days).

 

Schengen Visas

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 are affected. Entry is possible for German citizens and other nationals with a German residence permit. While restrictions for some countries have been eased on 1 July 2020, they remain in place for travellers from Pakistan for the time being.

Consistent with the persisting entry restrictions for non-EU-citizens and citizens of non-Schengen states, the visa sections of the German Embassy Islamabad and of the German Consulate General Karachi remain closed for Schengen visas (C-visas for stays up to 90 days) until further notice.

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)

Any changes will be communicated on this website.

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