How to Book Early Appointment for German visa?

How to book appointment in German embassy Islamabad and consulate general Karachi?

Appointment is necessary to submit visa application in German embassy Islamabad or consulate Karachi. Embassy or consulate not entertain applicants in any case without appointment.

Please note that online appointment system at the German Consulate General Karachi is only for visa applicants. For passport and attestation no appointment required. One can visit from Monday to Thursday after 1:30 pm and on Friday at 12:00pm for attestation.


If you are going to apply short term schengen visa or long term visa. Then better to read all the official information and instructions before going for appointment. For general information you can go to ‘Service’ and than short term and long term visa option.

Students, work visa applicants, job seeking visa applicants and family reunion visa applicants go to long term visa section for general information. Long term visa type is for those people who want to stay in Germany more than 90 days

Once you read all the instructions than go to ‘Visa: General Information’ section for visa appointments.

In the middle section of the page you will find appointments links. Choose Islamabad embassy or Karachi consulate according to your residence restrictions. Residents of Punjab, Islamabad, KPK, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir are required to book appointment in German embassy Islamabad. Residents of Sindh and Balochistan are advised to book their appointments in German consulate general in Karachi.

German embassy Islamabad changed appointment system from July 2018. Now students cannot book direct appointments for study and work visa as students van book in Karachi consulate. Instead, they have to fill a form for appointment and Islamabad embassy will later inform you about available appointment timings via email. Appointment confirmation time can be between 7-8 months. So, try to apply for appointment as early as possible.

Procedure to Book Appointment in German Embassy Islamabad:

Click on previously mentioned appointment link and choose ‘visa (Long and short term) option to book appointment for study, work or family reunion visa.

Students further select third option that is ‘Registration to apply for a study visa’ and continue with ‘New Appointment’ option.

After that fill the form with personal information and submit. You will get an initial confirmation and later appointment email with appointment details.

First email will include your reference number. Then later, second email (appointment email) will contain further details about the date and time of your allocated appointment. Just take a print of this email and bring with you on the day of appointment.

Procedure to Book Appointment in Consulate General Karachi:

Similarly as mentioned above, students click on option of ‘online appointment consulate general Karachi’.

Then choose ‘National Visa’ option to book appointment for consulate general Karachi and continue.

On next page select your desired appointment date and then available time and continue with green arrow button.

After that fill all the required fields with personal information and Submit. You will get an appointment email in your inbox.

Tip: To save time try to book appointment as early as possible.

Note following points to keep yourself out of trouble:

  • All information must enter in Latin letters.
  • Enter all your data correctly and without any mistake, especially name and passport number.
  • Make sure to enter your email-address correctly.
FAQs about appointment:

How to Cancel Appointment for German Embassy Islamabad or Karachi Consulate?

If you want to cancel already confirmed appointment. Then simply open appointment email in your inbox. Go to the bottom of the email and find appointment cancellation link. Simply click on the link and cancel the appointment.How to Cancel Appointment in German Embassy/Karachi Consulate?

What are the contact details of German Embassy Islamabad?

Address: Isfahani Rd, Ramna 5 Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Phone: +92 51 2279430

What are the contact details of German Embassy Islamabad visa section?

Telephone: +92 51 2279430-35
Fax: +92 51 227 8917
E-Mail: visainfo@isla.diplo.de


What are the contact details of German Consulate General Karachi?

Address: 92/A، Block 5 Clifton, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 75600, Pakistan.
Phone: +92 21 35873782

What are the contact details German Consulate General Karachi visa section?

Telephone: +92 21 3587 3782
Fax: +92 21 3582 1597

Can I get Germany visa appointment in Lahore?

No, visa appointment is only possible in Islamabad and Karachi.

What are German Embassy Islamabad student visa requirements?

Check complete student visa requirements for both German Embassy Islamabad and Karachi consulate here.

Can I check status of a specific visa application via phone?

No, telephone numbers are only for general inquiries.

How quick I can get appointment for German embassy Islamabad?

Daad and Phd students can get appointment confirmation approximately in 2 weeks. Master students can get appointment confirmation approximately in 7 months and other students approximately in 8 months. So try to apply for appointment as early as possible.

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