Disclaimer ( German VAC in Colombo, Srilanka)
VFS German Visa Application Centre is a service provided by VFS Lanka
VFS acts as the Service Provider with the responsibility to receive
the Visa applications from an applicant applying for an German Visa,
an applicant's passport, completed visa form, supporting documentation
and the applicable fees. VFS is also responsible for submitting an
application to the Embassy of Germany in Colombo on behalf of an applicant,
collect the passport and supporting documents from the Embassy and
return the passport back to an applicant by hand delivery/courier
to an address noted by the applicant on the visa form.
The Embassy of Germany reserves the right to ask for further documentation.
Note: There are circumstances where in, the Embassy of Germany
(Colombo) will handover the passport & the supporting documents
to the Applicants directly.
VFS is not liable for any delay in processing or rejection of the
visa application. Whilst every precaution is taken while handling
the passport of Applicants and important documents submitted in support
there of. If due to unforeseen events and circumstances, the passport
and documents may be lost in transit by accident, theft, natural calamities
(act of god) or any other reason, VFS will not be liable or responsible
in any manner to the Applicant for the same.
The Applicant accepts that the courier acceptance and delivery service
is operated by a third-party, and VFS does not assume any responsibility
or liability for any deficiency in service on part of the courier
company. In case a Passport is lost or damaged in transit, the liability
of VFS is restricted to reimbursement of fees charged by the Ministry
of External Affairs, Government of Srilanka, for replacement of lost
/ damaged passport through normal application procedure. VFS shall
not be responsible or liable for any consequential loss or damage
caused to the Applicant due to loss of his/her Passport and supporting
It is expressly understood that when the applicant or representative
of the applicant submits the passport, the visa form and the supporting
documentation along with the applicable fees, the applicant has understood
the terms, conditions and details here in. Application fees &
related charges once paid by the applicant are not refundable under
Demand Drafts are subject to realization.
Advertising material may accompany along the passport and supporting
documents back to the applicant. If the applicant does not wish to
receive any advertising material along with the passport and supporting
documents, the applicant must intimate VFS in advance. Please note
that no advertising material sent back with the passport and supporting
documents has the endorsement of the German Government.
No employee of VFS may change / amend / amplify the conditions mentioned
This shall be governed, construed and enforced in accordance with
Sri Lankan Law.For all claims, disputes of whatsoever nature, the
courts in Colombo shall alone have jurisdiction.
VFS Lanka Pvt. Ltd
2nd Floor, 367 R.A. De Mel Mawatha
Colombo 03, Srilanka