Introduction
Welcome to the website for the German Visa Application Center appointed by The Federal Republic of Germany, Sri Lanka

This site provides information on the procedure applicable to all residents in Sri Lanka and the Maldives who wish to apply for a Schengen Visa (short term visa - up to three months) to Germany, Austria, Estonia, Hungary, and/or Latvia.
Applicants for long stay (more than three months) and resident permit may apply directly at the Embassy without prior appointment from Mondays to Thursdays 08.00 to 10.00 AM.

Diplomats and immediate family members of German Nationals, EU, and EEA citizens may call the German Embassy directly in order to schedule an appointment.
This site contains important information on the visa application process and related details. Please go through the contents carefully before making a visa application.
For information and latest updates on the German visa procedures. Please visit www.colombo.diplo.de
Visa Application Process
SHORT STAY APPLICATIONS

Step 1: Click “All about visas” before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Embassy.
Step 2: Complete your visa application form in black or blue in bold letters, sign the application form and questionnaire at the submission time. For minors under 16 year of age both parents have to sign on their behalf. You may download the form from this website.
Step 3: Check fees payable and documents required. All such details can be found in the respective visa categories under the section All about visas.
Step 4: Ensure photos are strictly as per specification.
Step 5: Attach all supporting documents required as per the checklist. Make sure your application is complete. Incomplete application cannot be accepted.
Step 6: Submit your application along with the passport and required documents at our JVAC centre in Colombo and Jaffna.
Step 7: Track your application online
Step 8: Collect your passport from the Visa Application Centre or wait for courier delivery.
Step 9: Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre.
Track Your Application
If you have already submitted an application for a visa at the Germany Visa Application Centre you can track your application. Click here

Useful Information
Frequently Asked Questions