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, applicants with Notes Verbales including G.O. (Government Order), 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.
The Videx-form is available here:
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.
Important Information for students' visa applicants:
Student applications for March/beginning of April are no longer possible.
Dear students, due to the processing time we cannot accept any applications with enrollment deadlines or course beginnings in March/Beginning of April any more. If you’re course start/enrollment is after 15th of April, you may still apply for a visa. All other students are asked to refrain from their application.
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: