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.


Frequent traveler procedure

Frequent business travelers are encouraged to submit their business visa application through the frequent traveler procedure and enjoy a reduced document list. For more information about the criteria and document list please click here.

Please kindly note the following points:

  • Compared with the normal procedure, participants of the frequent traveler procedure enjoy a reduced document list. The issuance of a visa, however, cannot be guaranteed. The frequent traveler procedure is exclusive for business travelers.
  • Participants of the frequent traveler procedure are encouraged by the German missions in China to apply for a Schengen visa with multiple entries and longer validity.
  • Please note that the date of submission of your application to the German visa application centre is the reference date to decide if you are eligible to submit your visa application through the frequent traveler procedure.
  • If you are not sure if you qualify for the frequent traveler procedure, we suggest to prepare your documents according to normal procedure.