News and Updates

  • 06 February 2018

    Mobile Biometric Clinic in Male, Maldives cancelled

    Please be informed that the scheduled German mobile biometric clinic in Male now stands canceled. Alternatively applicants are advised to lodge their application at the Joint Schengen Visa Application in Colombo Sri Lanka. VFS endeavors to contact all male clinic appointment holders individually and advise them of next steps forward.

  • 05 February 2018

    Mobile Biometric Clinic in Male, Maldives postponed

    Please be informed that due to the current security situation in Malé the planned German mobile biometric clinic stands postponed.

    The situation will be reassessed by Thursday, 8 February 2018, and, if the circumstances allow, the clinic will be held in Malé from 11-13 February 2018. Until such time applicants are encouraged to check the website regularly or call +94114541770 during regular working hours. VFS endeavors to contact all appointment holders individually and keep them apprised of the situation and options favorable.

  • 31 January 2018

    Mobile Biometric Clinic in Male, Maldives

    VFS Global is pleased to announce the launch of the Mobile Biometric Clinic in Male for applicants who wish to apply for Germany visas. The clinic will operate between 7 February 2018 to 13 February 2018 between 0900-1800 (except 9 February between 1400-1800) Maldives Time (MVT) from the below mentioned address.

    First Floor
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 
    Boduthakurufaanu Magu 
    Male', Republic of Maldives, 20077

    Applicants are to note that this is an optional service and by appointment only.

    Applicants are free to travel to the visa application centers in Sri Lanka to apply for their visas.

    For more information, click here.

  • 30 November 2017

    German visa application centre closure

    As instucted by german embassy in colombo from 22 december 2017 to 01 january 2018, german visa application centre will not be accepting any application due to special embassy holiday. Further applications which submit on 21 december 2017 will be process after 02 january 2018.

  • 17 July 2017

    With effect from 01 August 2017, the Germany Visa Application Centre in Colombo will accept applicants without appointments only between 8.00 to 11.00 (Monday-Friday except declared holidays).

    Applicants without appointments will not be accepted between 11.00 to 14.00 (Monday-Thursday except declared holidays) and between 11.00 to 12.00 on Friday.

    To book an appointment to submit visa application, please click here

  • 24 October 2015

    Important Notice: New application procedures from 02 November 2015

    All diplomatic and consular Schengen missions in India will introduce Visa Information System (VIS) on 02 November 2015. This System enables better data exchange between all Schengen member states. VIS eases application procedures and improves security. Since 2011 VIS is already established in most of 23 regions worldwide. By the end of 2015 all visa sections of Schengen countries worldwide will be equipped with VIS.

    Applicants applying from 02 November 2015 for a Schengen visa will need to appear in person in order to provide biometric data (fingerprints and photograph). This is a simple and discreet procedure…To Read More ‘Click Here

    Schengen Visa Information System (VIS) Launches in India on 02 November 2015

    1. Visa Information System
  • 13 August 2015

    Holiday Notice-17 August 2015

    The German visa application centers in Colombo and Jaffna will be closed on 17 August 2015 due to the Holiday declared by the German Embassy.