Information on visa applications, entry to Germany

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Visa application

You can only apply for a visa at the German Embassy in Manila if you are resident in the Philippines, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia or Palau. You can check here whether you as a national of another country need a visa to enter Germany.

Depending on the intended duration of your stay in Germany you can either apply for a Schengen visa (stay up to 90 days) or for a German national visa (stay over 90 days).

The waiting time for an appointment to submit your application is currently: Family reunion or marriage up to 1 month, Nurses up to 1 month, all other purposes up to 1 month.

Please note: Applications for Schengen visas, for River Cruise employees and for family reunion of minors to their parents have to be submitted at VFS in Manila or Cebu. For all other visa categories the applications must be submitted at the Embassy.

To find out how to apply for the visa and which documents you have to submit, please read the section below according to your visa type.

Schengen visa
German national long-time visa
Quick check in the Visa Navigator

Opening hours and contact numbers

Visa applications can be accepted in the Visa Section only after an appointment has been made for this purpose. You find the link to the appointment system in the information about the different visa categories .

Please read carefully the information regarding visas on this website and restrict your inquiries to specific questions concerning visa matters that are not answered by the information on the website.

Contact the Visa Section
Phone: (0063 2) 8702 3001

For general inquiries about visas you can call the Visa Section from Monday to Thursday from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm. If you have specific questions concerning your visa application, please send us an email.

NOTICE: We recommend enquiries via email rather than telephone calls.

Lifting of COVID‑19 entry restrictions to Germany from 11 June 2022

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