Appointment booking at the Consulate General in Edinburgh

Appointments for Schengen Visas

Please try to apply as early as possible, especially during the summer months and before public holidays. You may apply for a visa up to 12 weeks before you start your trip. ONLY applications from residents in the UK can be accepted.

For Schengen Visa appointments at the Consulate click here: Book an appointment for a Schengen Visa

Appointments for Residence Permits (eg. student visas, family reunion, work permits)

If you wish to apply for a residence permit, please contact us via e-mail to request an appointment.

You will find information on necessary documents on our website. If you have any questions about residence permits please call us on 0131 337 23 23 (Monday - Thursday 14.00 - 15.00).

Postal Applications

The Schengen countries are now required to take fingerprints from every visa applicant. The fingerprint data will be kept on the central Schengen Visa Information System for 5 years.

Postal applications can only be accepted if you have already provided your fingerprints at any foreign mission which is part of the Schengen area for a previous Schengen Visa application and you fall into one of the following categories:

  • you are the spouse of an EU national or
  • you have been issued with at least two Schengen Visas during the last 24 months or
  • you have been issued with a Schengen Visa with a validity of at least one year during the last 24 months or
  • you have been issued with a Schengen Visa from the German Consulate in Edinburgh during the last 12 months
  • you are a student from China

Please be advised that we can only accept completed application forms including all the required documents and a pre-paid special delivery envelope (Max weight 500g !). The fee of 60.00 Euros is payable in British Pounds. Please send us the amount of 55.00 GBP in cash or postal order payable to the German Consulate General in Edinburgh. Any overpayment will be reimbursed.

Please remember to sign the application form on page 4/7 (section 37) as well as on page 5/7 and page 6/7

and send it to the following address:

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
16 Eglinton Crescent
EH12 5DG

Incomplete applications will be returned to the sender without being processed!

If you prefer to drop off your documents for postal application in person you can come to the consulate on Monday or Wednesday at 11.30 am.

Visa enquiries at the Consulate General in Edinburgh

General information concerning passport and visa matters can be found on our website. Telephone consultations are only for complex and specific queries, where no answer could be found online. Enquiries by phone can be made by calling 0131 337 23 23 Mondays to Thursdays: 2pm-3pm, Fridays: 8am-9am.

Emergency Visa Service in Edinburgh

In cases of extreme urgency ONLY, please send your emergency request via our contact form at the top of this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.