No. 9 Boat Club Road
P.O. Box 3110
Chennai 600 028
Chennai 600 028
Telefax Visa Section:
Applications for Schengen Tourist Visa
thank you very much for your interest in visiting the Federal Republic of Germany as a tourist. The following information is
meant to explain the process for the appropriate visa application.
A Schengen Visa entitles the holder to an accumulated stay of up to 90 days within a period of six months for business and
tourism purposes and is valid for Germany, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,
Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland (Schengen Area). The implementation of the Schengen Convention
constitutes a major progress towards the free movement of persons. Travellers and residents of the member states have access
to the Schengen Area with a single visa or residence permit. The abolition of the internal borders of the Schengen States,
however, warrants strict control at the external borders of the Schengen Area.
Please submit your application for a Schengen Visa to the Embassy/Consulate of the country which - considering the length of
your intended stay - is your main destination among the countries listed above. If no such main destination can be
ascertained, please contact the Embassy/Consulate of the country of your first entry into the Schengen Area.
If your main destination is Germany and you are residing in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu or Pondicherry,
you have to submit your visa application to the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chennai. Please
note that the place of issue of your passport is of no relevance in this regard.
The German Consulate Gene