Visa requirements

VIS - Visa Information System

New online appointment system for visa applications

Please be informed that the visa section introduced an online appointment system for visa applicants in order to facilitate the visa process and avoid long waiting times for our applicants. All visa applicants have to set an appointment online under: visa appointment system Kathmandu

This rule applies to applications for a Schengen visa (for a visit, tourism, business trip, short stay not longer than 90 days in the Schengen area) and also to applications for a German national visa (for studying, family reunion, au-pairs, for work, for any stay over 90 days in Germany).

The visa section provides a small number of slots per day for Schengen visa applicants without appointment between 11.30 am and 12 noon on written request. Please use our contact form.

Please understand that beyond this capacity no application can be accepted without an appointment.

VIS - Visa Information System

Visa Processing Time

The minimum time to process a Schengen visa application is 3 (three) working days. Please note that in some cases more time may be needed. Applicants who do not reside in Nepal and who apply at this Embassy can expect a longer processing period.
Please note that the minimum time for processing family reunion and student visas (category D visa or residence permits respectively) is eight weeks or longer.

*Attention* : Information on visa

With effect from 1st October 2011, we have introduced special visa phone hours. Henceforth, visa related calls can only be answered from Monday to Thursday between 2.00pm and 4.00pm and on Fridays between 2.00pm and 3.00pm (local time Kathmandu). This will help us to serve our visa clients at the counters in our visa section without interruptions and provide better and speeedier service to all.