For applications submission at the visa application centers in Colombo and Jaffna, please read below section.
All applicants are required book an appointment online to submit their visa application at the Joint Schengen visa application center.
Important: As part of the visa application procedure, from 2 November 2015 applicants will need to provide Biometric fingerprint data along with a digital photograph. If you have temporary injuries on your fingers, applicants are advised to wait until the injuries have healed before you book your appointment. Henna on fingertips may also mean we are unable to get a clear scanned image and should be removed or allowed to fade before your appointment date.
Before you make an appointment you should carefully read the visa application process available on the website to submit your visa application and supporting documents at the visa application center.
If you have missed your appointment on the scheduled day, the system will not allow you to reschedule or cancel and you will require to book a new appointment after 24 hours.
Please make sure you arrive at the visa application center 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Applicants are not allowed to be accompanied inside the visa application center. The only exceptions to this are those accompanying children under 18 years-of-age or applicants who need special assistance for health reasons or disability.
If you are part of a family or group, each member of the family or group must make an individual appointment. For example, if you are a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children you must make 4 individual appointments.
VFS appointment system is compatible with most popular browsers. VFS will soon introduce appointment scheduling through call Centre for the ease of applicants.
Please Note :
The appointment allows you to submit your Visa Application, however you will be served as per the token provided to you at the Visa Application Centre.
Please be available at the Visa Application Centre , not more than 10 minutes before the appointed time.
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Please continue with “Sri Lanka” under “Residing Country” selection if you are a Maldivian who wishes to obtain an appointment.
Please continue with "German” under "Visiting Country" selection if you wish to apply for visa to Austria, Hungary and Latvia in order to continue with the appointment booking process.
Please note that the applicants who wish to submit their applications to the German Visa Application Center in Jaffna, do not required an appointment.