Consular Service & Visa Information
Office hours of the Consular & Visa Section
The Visa Section will accept applications from Sunday to Thursday from 8.30 am to 11.30 am and 1.30 pm to 2.00 pm. For applications, you are kindly requested to
make an appointment ONLINE
with the German Embassy in Dhaka.
- Please note that appointments cannot be made through email, telephone or fax.
- Regarding Visa queries, please send us an email or call from 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm (Sunday - Wednesday).
Online appointment system for visa applications
The German Embassy Dhaka has introduced an online appointment system for visa applicants. All visa applicants are required to book their appointments online:
visa appointment system Dhaka
This rule applies to applications for:
- Schengen visas = short term stays (for visits, tourism, business trips and all other stays not longer than 90 days within the Schengen area)
- German national visas = long term stays (e.g. higher education, family reunion, employment).
As before, frequent travelers, applicants with Notes Verbales and applicants for a German passport do not require appointments.
Note: Please make sure you booked your appointment in the correct category. If you chose the wrong one, please cancel your appointment and rebook in the correct category.
Visa fees are payable in BDT only.
The fees are fixed in Euro - therefore the equivalent in Bangladeshi currency may vary according to the exchange rate. The complete fee has to be paid upon application and will not be refunded even if the visa application is rejected.
Please click below for details:
Visa Fees [pdf, 264.57k]
Schengen visa (Short-term visa for business trips, visits of family or friends and tourist purposes)
If you are a national of Bangladesh and want to travel to Germany for business trips, visits of family or friends and tourist purposes, you need a short term Schengen visa. For applications, you are kindly requested to make an appointment at the German Embassy in Dhaka. If all your documents are correct and complete, a decision on your visa application can usually be made within seven days after the appointment. For further information about the requirements for Schengen visa and the application process, please see the leaflet and the application form.
Online Schengen visa application form (Videx): Please note that if you fill up the online Schengen visa application form, your time at the counter will be much shorter since the visa officer does not need to input all the data to the computer. However, in case you have problems with Videx, you can always download the pdf version, fill it up (by hand is also acceptable) and then submit it with all the other documents.
A new version of the Videx-form is also available for live operation at
New languages have been added and improvements in the field of date validation have been added. Under https://videx.diplo.de the parallel use of the old version is possible until 28.02.2018. Thereafter, the old version will be switched off, and then only the new version can be reached under
Application form for Schengen Visa (business, tour, visit etc., i.e. short-term visit upto 90 days) [pdf, 60.33k]
Schengen visa requirements & procedure [pdf, 408.22k]
Visits to / Accompanying EU / EEA Citizens [pdf, 267.7k]
Transit visa information [pdf, 388.12k]
Health Insurance Providers approved by the Schengen States [pdf, 284.7k]
Information for Seamen/Sailors. [pdf, 189.74k]
Information for frequent travellers. [pdf, 217.44k]
Family reunion, Students' visas etc. (Long-term visas, to stay in Germany for more than 90 days)
There are special regulations for family reunion and student visas. Please see the respective leaflet.
Please note that the regulations have changed a little and are already updated in the new leaflets.
Application form for long-term visas (student, family-reunion, employment etc., i.e. visa for more than 90 days) [pdf, 125.22k]
Students' visa requirements & procedure [pdf, 339.93k]
Opening of a bank account/blocked account for foreign students [pdf, 347.12k]
Family reunion visa requirements & procedure [pdf, 344.52k]
Family reunion with an EU / EEA citizen [pdf, 214.84k]
Proof of German proficiency for family reunion applicants [pdf, 211.14k]
Information on unmarried and birth certificates [pdf, 188.48k]
If you need further information about visa regulations, or if you are a national of a different country and would like to know about the specific visa requirements concerning you, please see the information on the website of the Federal Foreign Office: