General Information and Procedure for obtaining Indian Visa Consular Services

General Information and Procedure for obtaining Indian Visa

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Only applicants residing within the Consular jurisdiction of Consulate (Hamburg, Bremen, Lower Saxony and Schleswig Holstein) can apply their visa with the Consulate General of India, Hamburg at its premises at Kohlhöfen 21 20355 on any working day i.e. Monday to Friday from 1000 to 1130 hrs.

  1. With effect from January 1, 2023, the Indo German Consultancy Services will no longer be accepting visa applications or provide any consular services on behalf of the Consulate General of India, Hamburg. 

  2. Your passport must have a minimum validity of six months and two blank pages at the time of submission of visa application.

  3. Visa is valid from the date of issue. Acceptance of visa application and payment of visa fee does not automatically guarantee grant of a visa. Visa process may involve requisition of additional documentation/personal Interview. Visa can be rejected or validity curtailed without assigning any reason. In case of rejection of visa or restriction of validity or modification, visa fees will not be refunded.

  4. Visa applications can be submitted in person or by the authorised representative. Visa applications may be sent by Post; however, a self-addressed envelope for returning the passport with Indian visa is required to be attached with the documents. Stamp of Euro 4.50 may be affixed on the envelope. Please ensure that visa application is signed by the applicant, the photo pasted and the copies of necessary documents enclosed before submission. The Visa fees can be deposited in cash or through Bank transfer. Please refer to ‘Visa Fee’ under Visa Services. 
  1. Fee should be deposited only after ascertaining the correct type and period of visa applicable to the purpose of travel. The duration and number of entries granted to the applicant will be solely at the discretion of Consulate. No claims and correspondences shall be entertained in this regard.

  2. Applications are to be submitted along with a recent passport-size colour photograph (size 2" x 2", white background) and requisite documentation. Please also ensure that photograph is also uploaded while filling up the application online. A copy of the passport and national ausweis are also submitted alongwith the visa application and all other relevant documents.

  3. Applicants holding passports, other than German, must have a valid stay permit for at least two years in Germany for grant of Business and Employment visas. For all other visas (except Business and Employment visas), stay permit of at least one year will be required.

  4. All applicants should ensure the correct details in their visas immediately on delivery/collection, and in case of discrepancies, the same should be brought to the attention of the issuing authority without delay. Failing to do so, Consulate bears no responsibility for any consequences faced later on.

  5. Applicants have to fill an online application on web page: only after carefully going through the instructions listed on the web page.

NOTE: Consulate General of India, Hamburg does not deal with e-Visa. E-Visa is a centralised process coordinated by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. For further information, please visit

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