Visa: Long-term


Stays of more than 90 days

If your stay exceeds 90 days, you need to apply for a long-term visa, which is not a Schengen visa, but a national German visa (category “D”). As of 05 April 2010, this visa entitles to travel to the other Schengen countries as well.

Residents of Sindh and Balouchistan have to apply at the Consulate General Karachi.
Residents of the other provinces and areas in Pakistan should apply at the German Embassy Islamabad.

Please check the following links for the exact requirements of the different types of long-term visas:

Visa: family reunion

Visa: study & pathway program

Visa: language course

Visa: work

Visa: jobseeker

Visa applications procedure

Visa applications can only be submitted in person.

In order to apply for a visa for Germany you need an appointment. Visa appointments are given online only. The online appointment systems of the Embassy in Islamabad and the Consulate General in Karachi offer you a convenient way to book a suitable appointment for you and ensure that the process of applying for a visa will be as easy as possible. Further information: Visa: General Information

We ask for your understanding that appointment requests by phone or e-mail will remain unanswered.

Please cancel your visa appointment as soon as you know that you are not going to use it!

You will enable other applicants to use that slot.

No-shows will be monitored and if necessary registered.

The visa sections can only be reached during official office hours.

Visa applications of minors need to include the written consent of their parents/custodians.

Embassy Islamabad - Visa Section

Tel: (0092-51) 2279440

Fax: (0092-51) 227 8917

E-Mail: visainfo@isla.diplo.de

Opening hours visa section

Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 12:00 hrs

General Inquiries via phone

Monday-Thursday from 14:00 - 16:00 hrs

No inquiries regarding the status of a specific visa application, please!

Submission of additional/missing documents only on demand of the Visa Section
Only on Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 - 10:00 hrs

Consulate General Karachi - Visa Section

Tel.: (0092-21) 3587 3782

Fax: (0092-21) 3582 1597

Opening hours visa section

Monday to Friday: 8:30 - 11:00 hrs

Collection of passports

Monday to Thursday: 15:00 - 16:00

Friday 12:00 - 13:00 hrs


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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