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.
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.
Requirements and procedure
General information on visa regulations by the German Federal Foreign Office
Information for Applicants for Schengen Visas [pdf, 47.9k]
Information on application for a student visa
Information on Opening a Blocked Account [pdf, 41.58k]
Information on Training / Internship Visa [pdf, 40.68k]
Information on EU Blue Card Entry Visa [pdf, 49.32k]
Information for applicants for family reunion [pdf, 136.7k]
Visa information for au-pairs [pdf, 42.87k]
Information for visa applicants on biometric photographs [pdf, 236.89k]
Information for Visa Applicants with an intention to work as a CHEF specialised in Nepalese Cooking in Germany [pdf, 138.94k]
Information on fees for visa applicants [pdf, 32.24k]
Information for rejected applicants [pdf, 108.45k]
*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 3.30pm (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.
Initial contact to the German Embassy Kathmandu