Virginia, US

Jun 08 2018

Mumbai Consulate Experiencing Delays


The situation

There are significant delays at the Mumbai German consulate.

A closer look

In addition to delays at the Bangalore German Consulate, there are currently no visa appointments available at the Mumbai German Consulate until at least August. Exceptional appointments are not granted upon request.


Since foreign nationals seeking a German visa must file their application with the respective German consulate depending on their place of permanent residence, there are currently no workarounds and travel may be impacted by the delays.

Looking ahead

Although short-term improvements at these consulates should not be expected, German authorities are seeking to revise the appointment system in the long-term, which may bring enhancements in the future.

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