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Updated June 2024

Are you envisioning an adventure in Germany, immersing yourself in its diverse heritage, historical significance, and remarkable landscape? If you are from Dubai or the UAE, you can make your dream come true with a Schengen or National visa. Therefore, it is necessary to book an appointment at the nearest visa application center to make the process easier for you.

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Germany visa appointment from Dubai & UAE

Please note that the Dubai Consulate is currently the only German mission in the UAE providing all types of consular services. However, applying for a visa is a straightforward process. Simply schedule an appointment with VFS Global in either Abu Dhabi or Dubai. VFS Global is the exclusive external service provider that works in collaboration with the Consulate of Germany. They will assist you with your application and forward it to the visa section of the German Consulate in Dubai.

For visa applications in the UAE, the German Consulate General in Dubai handles all requests. However, applicants must visit the designated visa application center based on their place of residence:

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Germany visa appointment from Dubai & UAE process

To book an appointment for a German visa at the VFS Global Center in either Dubai or Abu Dhabi, follow these simple steps:

  • visit the VFS Global website
  • click on “Book now” under the “Book an appointment” section
  • sign up for an account or log in if you already have one
  • enter your personal details
  • select the visa category that is applicable to your travel purpose
  • choose a convenient date and time slot for your appointment
  • confirm your appointment details and proceed to pay the service fee online using a credit card
  • after payment, you will receive a visa appointment letter and a receipt, which you must print out

After booking your appointment, please make sure to arrive 15 minutes before. It is important to attend the appointment in person, not through a representative. Only applicants, caregivers, and individuals with children under 18 are permitted inside the Visa Application Centre.

These guidelines should be followed during your visit to ensure a smooth process:

  • pass all the required documents
  • if you haven’t paid your visa fee online, you can pay your fees once you get to the centre
  • you will need to submit your biometric information
    • your photo must be taken with full face and without sunglasses or tinted spectacles, or head covering unless it is worn for religious or medical reasons
    • ensure your fingertips are free from any forms of decoration, such as mehndi, cuts, abrasions, or other markings

If you are applying for a child under 12 years old, the child must also attend the appointment. However, they are not required to provide their fingerprint information.

Germany visa appointment from Dubai & UAE required documents

Once you have successfully booked an appointment, please ensure that you bring the following documents with you on the day of your visit to the visa application centre:

  • the printed email confirming the details of your appointment
  • a valid passport/travel document
  • a printed and completed visa application form
  • all supporting documents required for your specific visa type
  • if you have purchased any additional services online, please bring the printed receipt as proof of purchase.

Additionally, under the supporting documents, here’s the general paperwork that you may need to bring:

  • declaration form
  • 2 passport photos
  • copies of your previous visa
  • round-trip flight itinerary
  • proof of accommodation
  • proof of financial fund
  • cover letter
  • proof of civil status
  • Germany travel health insurance

Germany visa appointment from Dubai & UAE fees

The fees for a German visa are dependent on your nationality and the type of visa you are applying for. When applying for a visa at the VFS Global Centre in Dubai, you must pay both the visa fee and the service fee. Details are as follows:

  • visa fees for adults range from EUR 35 (AED 140) to EUR 90 (AED 356)
  • visa fees for children between 6 and 11 years old range from EUR 35 (AED 139) to EUR 45 (AED 178)
  • the service fee is USD 21 (AED 83.72) per application


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