Important Information regarding the use of the web based visa application form (Schengen visas)

Please read the following instructions completely in order to avoid that your visa application will be delayed for formal reasons.

The following web-based application form is only valid for applications for Schengen visas for stays of up to 90 days.

After following the link below, you will be prompted to choose a language version for the web-based visa application.

Please note that the German Embassy and the Consulate General only accepts visa applications in German or English language. No other language versions and no manually corrected forms will be processed.

Next you can choose the icon for “new application” or upload personal data saved on your computer earlier into a blank form.

Please fill in the application form completely and thoroughly.
Kindly note that the application form is used worldwide and therefore cannot be adapted to certain countries´specific needs.

When you have finished to fill in the form, click “save and print” directly from the form (do not use your browser application´s print option!’).

Now you will find different options for processing the application. By clicking the pdf-icon, the application form will be checked for consistency and missing mandatory information. As long as information is missing or not correctly entered, you will be prompted and returned to the form.
Once the application form is correctly filled in, the file may be opened or saved (recommended) on your computer.

When the print menu opens, please choose “advanced” and then enable the field “print as picture” in the Advanced Print Setup tab.

This will ensure that a correctly sized and readable barcode will be generated for further processing your application by the German Embassy and the Consulate General.
You will have to present the printed application form with barcode together with all supporting documents when you appear at the Embassy's or the Consulate's visa counter.

Visa application form (VIDEX)

Please Note: Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we cannot accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.

VIDEX - General User Guidelines

We want to make VIDEX as easy as possible. You will find all the relevant information on how to use VIDEX and how to submit your application at the link below. Please read the following information carefully before starting to enter your data in VIDEX.

visa application form (Schengen visas)

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Because of a German holiday the German Embassy Tokyo and the German Consulate General Osaka-Kobe are  closed on Tuesday October 31st 2017 .

Appointment required / German Embassy

With the new service, you are now requested to book a time slot to meet the visa officers at the Embassy.

Appointment system

For visa and passport applications at the Consulate General Osaka-Kobe starting 1st October 2015 an appointment is required.

The Visa Information System – VIS

VIS - Visa Information System

The Visa Information System (VIS) is an IT system that allows Schengen States to exchange visa data. The main purpose of the VIS is to simplify the visa issuance process, facilitate checks at external borders and to enhance security for everyone involved, including applicants.