Visa: Short-term / Schengen


Visa for stays up to 90 days

We want to make your arrival in Germany as easy as possible. Here you can find all the information and requirements you need while applying for a visa, along with application forms to download as a pdf-file.

Pakistani citizens have to obtain a visa before entering the so-called “Schengen states”.

“Schengen visas” are short-term visas for stays up to 90 days within a period of 180 days. Although visas issued by one of the above mentioned states are valid for all other Schengen states, you need to apply at the embassy or consulate of the country which is your main destination.

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

We kindly ask you to use the online application form in order to make your personal appearance in the Embassy as efficient and convenient as possible. The print-out of the online application form includes a barcode on the last page, which you should bring along. The barcode can be used to automatically enter your application details in the Embassy's computer system and will therefore significantly speed up the application process at the counter. The online application form can be found by clicking on this link: https://videx.diplo.de/

Visa applications procedure

Visa applications can only be submitted in person.

At the Embassy in Islamabad visa appointments are given online only. We ask for your understanding that appointment requests by phone or e-mail will remain unanswered.

---Your complaint – our plea to show more fairness!

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.---

Please note that from 11 September 2017 Online Appointments_Sindh_Balochistan has been implemented at the Consulate General in Karachi. No application will be accepted without an online appointment.

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

Requirements for a Schengen Visa

Visa Requirements - Schengen

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

The processing time for short-term visa applications will take about fourteen days after the appointment. Especially during summer, there might be a considerable waiting period of more than four weeks for an appointment. Therefore, please book an appointment as soon as you know when you want to travel and compile the necessary documents until your interview.

Visa-related inquiries for individual cases at the Embassy Islamabad can only be submitted in writing and need to be signed by the applicant or his/her legal representative. Therefore, such enquiries cannot be made by e-mail and if made by e-mail will not be answered.

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

Embassy Islamabad - Visa Section

Tel: (0092-51) 2279430-35

Fax: (0092-51) 227 8917

E-Mail: visainfo @ isla. diplo. de

Opening hours visa section

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

Collection of passports

Tuesday to Thursday: 08:00 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

Important note !

Application forms are also available at the visa section - free of charge. Persons outside the visa section offering their services for the visa procedure neither work for nor work with the consent of the visa section. In case these persons do promise any favour regarding the issuance of a visa, please report to the visa officer at the counter.


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

Additional content

Applicants from Sindh and Balochistan book their appointment via this link.

Online Appointments for the Consulate General in Karachi

Top of page