Our cooperation with the German Embassy and Consulates in China has ended.

Since February 20, 2019 TLScontact is no longer accepting visa applications on behalf of the German missions in China.

Applicants whose applications are still processed by the German missions should contact the German missions regarding their application status.

The website and locations of the new service provider for visa applications are published through the website of the Embassy of Germany.


Place of application submission

Visa applications for Germany are now received by TLScontact, except for some categories that are still received by the Embassy or Consulate of Germany in China directly, see Document and Visa Types.

You are required to submit your visa application at the TLScontact Application Centre or the Embassy/Consulate close to where you are currently living.

  • If you intend to visit only one Schengen country, you must apply at the Embassy or Consulate of this country.
  • If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, you must apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country of your longest stay.
  • If the visits in different Schengen countries are of equal length, the first destination shall be the determining factor.