Information on visa applications

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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.

As soon as travel is possible again, a new national visa can therefore be issued as part of the simplified procedure upon application. This fast‑track procedure will be available if your date of travel has changed, but the purpose of your stay and destination remain unaltered.

An informal application for the issue of a new visa under a simplified procedure must be submitted to the German Embassy Islamabad or General Consulate Karachi not later than 31 December 2020. To this end, please send your application to visainfo@isla.diplo.de (Embassy Islamabad) or to visa@kara.diplo.de (General Consulate Karachi). It is possible that up‑to‑date documents proving that the applicant still fulfils the requirements for a visa will have to be submitted. Another interview or appointment booking is not necessary.

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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