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 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 8.15 am to 9.00 am and from 3.00 pm to 3.30 pm daily.
New online appointment system for visa applications
As of May 19, 2015, 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.
Please Note: Visa applications, including those for family reunions, can only be filed with the German mission in the country in which the applicant resides. In case he / she resides in Syria, the application must be filed with one of the missions in neighboring countries (i.e. Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan etc). In case an individual travels to Bangladesh for the purpose of applying for a visa, this application will be refused right away, in line with German legislation.Please note that Syrian nationals without a valid visa in their passport are currently not allowed entry into Bangladesh. When arriving at a Bangladeshi border, e.g. the airport in Dhaka, they are detained and deported the same day.
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:
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 students' visas. Please see the respective leaflet:
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: