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25.11.2020 - Article

Important information


Processing of visa applications

Due to the development of the pandemic in Pakistan, applications for Schengen visa can currently only be accepted in urgent exceptional cases. Applications for national visas can be handed in. As soon as this situation changes, an announcement will be made on this website.

Simplified procedure for new visas

National visas (D-visas for stays of more than 90 days in Germany)

The entry restrictions and local lockdown measures may mean that you are not able to use a national visa issued by the German Embassy Islamabad or General Consulate Karachi prior to the entry into force of the entry restrictions on 17 March 2020 during its period of validity.


Schengen visas (C-visas for stays of up to 90 days)

It is not possible at present to issue a new Schengen visa (stays of up to 90 days within a period of 180 days) under the simplified procedure.

Additional content

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions are in place for entry into Germany from a large number of countries. Those entering Germany from risk areas must complete a digital entry registration form, be tested for coronavirus and, depending on the regulations of the Land in question, self-isolate.

Information on entry restrictions and quarantine regulations in Germany

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