Visa: General Information

09.04.2019 - Article

Important information for all applicants:

Applications will not be accepted without complete documents and the required copies. The applicant will forfeit the slotted appointment. No copy services will be offered on embassy premises. All copies listed as required on the embassy homepage must be provided by the applicant at the time of application.

Please note that all visa, passport and attestation appointments at the German Embassy Islamabad can only be booked online. Requests for special appointments will be screened and answered in justified emergencies within five working days.

Applicants from Sindh and Balochistan are adivsed to book their appointments via the link given below at the German Consulate General in Karachi. No visa application will be accepted without an online appointment. Please note that online appointment system at the German Consulate General in Karachi is only for visa applicants. For passport and attestation no appointment is required, you can come from Monday to Thursday after 1:30 pm and on Friday at 12:00pm.

Applicants from Afghanistan Need to book their appointment on a different Webpage. Further information: Visa: Afghan Applicants

Please make sure that you book an appointment in the correct category as wrongly booked appointments will not be honored. The same applies to appointments if names or passport numbers are spelled incorrectly.

Please note that the German Diplomatic Missions in Pakistan have not outsourced visa application services to any private service provider/travel agent. Offers by agents shall be critically examined as there is no such requirement.

Online Appointments Embassy Islamabad

Online Appointments Consulate General Karachi

Please note that all visa, passport and attestation appointments at the German Embassy Islamabad can only be booked online. Requests for special appointments will be screened and answered in justified emergencies within five working days.

The outcome of the Brexit negotiations might have an effect on some visa applications. For current informations please have a look at the following link: Brexit

Visa applications for family reunion with a person with subsidiary protection Status

As of 1 August 2018, close family members (spouses,  unmarried minor children and parents of minor children) of a person eligible for subsidiary protection in Germany will be able to apply for a visa for the purpose of family reunion. Eligible family members may already use the following link to register for an appointment to submit their visa application:


Visa Fees

For applications at the Embassy Islamabad, please note that at the time of application an amount of 500,- PKR is due for returning the passports through a courier service.
While submitting the application, you will be given a pay slip. Please take this slip to the Standard Chartered Bank, Diplomatic Enclave Branch only, and pay the visa fee. The bank will report your payment to the Embassy. A fee of 700,- PKR will be levied by the bank.
If your appointment falls on an official banking holiday, the payment of fees cannot be settled the same day.

For applications at the Consulate General Karachi, please note that the visa fee (equivalent in PKR) has to be paid in CASH at time of submission.

Schengen visa / Short-term visa (cat. “C”)

60€ (in Rupees)

Airport transit (cat. “A”)

60€ (in Rupees)

National German visa (e.g. study family reunion, etc. - Long-term visa)
(cat. “D”)

75€ (in Rupees)

Children aged 0-17 for family reunion
37,50€ (in Rupees)

Spouses/children of citizens of the EU

exempted from visa fees

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.

When visiting the consular/visa section of the German Embassy, Islamabad, you must take the Diplomatic Shuttle. The shuttle stop is located at Third Avenue near Quaid-e-Azam University Road, G-5 Islamabad. The Diplomatic Shuttle will transport you from the Diplomatic Shuttle Service Center to the consular/visa section for a 500 Rupee fee.

Please note that mobile phones and bags can unfortunately not be taken into the buildings of the German Missions.

ATTENTION: The German Embassy learnt about a scam at the entrance of the Diplomatic Enclave where so called agents near the shuttle bus service ask applicants to check their documents. They tell the applicants that their documents are incomplete, that copies of documents are missing or that the application forms are not filled out properly. The agents will ask applicants to pay horrendous prices to provide the missing copies or to complete the applicant form. DO NOT TRUST THESE AGENTS! The German Embassy is not related to these agents in any way. You are advised to ignore the agents and to go to the German Embassy directly. The staff at the premises of the German Embassy will inform you if your documents are complete or not.

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

Obligation to declare cash in amounts of EUR 10,000 or more entering or leaving the EU

All travellers entering or leaving the European Union with €10,000 or more in cash must declare the sum to Customs from 15 June 2007. This initiative has been taken to assist the efforts being made at EU level to tackle crime and improve security by cracking down on money laundering, terrorism and criminality.


Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we can not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.

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