Step 4: Make an Appointment
Appointments can be made online or over the telephone. Please follow the instructions below on how to make an appointment.
View the current appointment wait times.
Until the end of February: Should you require a Farsi speaking officer, please schedule your appointment on a Tuesday or Wednesday.
Everyone applying for a visa, including applicants renewing visas, is required to schedule an appointment for a visa interview and appear in person except for the following persons who may mail their applications to the nearest Consulate/Embassy:
- Children under 14 years of age
- Persons over 79 years of age
- Diplomats on official business
- Certain visa renewals – check list of conditions
|Make Appointment Online|
Our online appointment system is provided by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
|Make Appointment through our Call Center|
If you would rather speak with a live operator to learn how to apply for a visa and make your appointment, please use one of the following methods.
Call Center Hours of Operation:
Certain visa classifications require special appointments.
Emergency appointments are allocated only in the case of genuine emergencies, requiring applicants to travel in the near future. If you simply require an earlier appointment than your originally scheduled one, we suggest, before requesting an emergency appointment, you contact the Visa Information Service about scheduling a priority appointment. This can only be done by phone: http://germany.usembassy.gov/visa/infoservice/
In order to request an emergency appointment, you must first schedule a regular appointment. We will need this appointment information in order to schedule an emergency appointment.
Only request an emergency appointment if you are in possession of all necessary documents!
Emergency appointment are scheduled for the next available appointment at one of the three visa-issuing posts in Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich). The appointment may not necessarily be at the post desired. It is not possible to choose the location or time of the appointment.
Emergency appointments may only be granted for serious emergencies.
If you have already scheduled a regular appointment, you may request an emergency appointment using our:
A lack of planning to obtain the proper visa in advance does not constitute an emergency. The risk of missing a booked flight or other travel arrangements is no reason for an emergency case.