Step 4: Make an Appointment
New, Easier, Cheaper Nonimmigrant Visa Appointment System coming in December 2013!
Beginning in mid-December 2013, consular sections in Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich will introduce a new nonimmigrant visa appointment system which will make applying for a visa quicker, easier and cheaper. In anticipation of this change, we are temporarily limiting the availability of appointments in January and thereafter. Once the new system is up and running, we will open our full schedule of appointments. Until then, please be patient. And watch this space!
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.
Everyone applying for a visa 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|
Applicants for nonimmigrant visas may make appointments and obtain information from a live operator at 09131-772-2270. There is a €15 charge for this service, payable by credit card. If you do not own a credit card, you may (with permission) use one belonging to a relative or friend.
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/
Before requesting an emergency appointment, check the appointment availability at all three visa issuing posts in Germany (Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt). Emergency appointments are only scheduled if no appointments are available at any of the posts.
Only request an emergency appointment if you are in possession of all required 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.
Only 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.