Schengen Visa Procedure from Chennai

May 21, 2012

Thinking of getting a Schengen Visa. What is the procedure? what are the documents needed? How long does it take? Where is the center for processing in Chennai? Costs? Countries it covers?

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May 21, 2012

Schengen Visa Procedure

Hi there! I'd be happy to assist you with the procedure for obtaining a Schengen Visa from the Chennai Consulate. Read on to know further.

 (Source: Baigal)

1. List of Countries and documents required

Before I begin, here is the list of 25 countries that are Schengen visa members.

 (Source: Schengen Visa)

Before you apply for a visa make sure you have the following documents ready.



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2. Procedure

1. Fill in these 3 forms below. 

Schengen Visa Application Form

Declaration on True and Complete Information

Declaration on Travel Health Insurance

Take a print out and make sure the forms are signed and dated.

2. Contact the VFS Global services in Chennai for a preliminary check of your documents.


New No:3 Old No:2
Sadasivam Street

3. After the document check, you need to take an appointment for an interview which is mandatory. You need to visit the VFS center(above) to schedule an appointment

VFS charges a fee of INR 652 for to schedule the appointment

4. Visa fees are to be paid by Demand Draft only

Germany Visa (Source: Germany Visa)

Some important information before making the Demand Draft:

Germany Visa (Source: Germany Visa)

5. Once the appointment is scheduled, you need to visit the German Consulate in Chennai with the complete set of documents at the scheduled time

Address of the Consulate:

No. 9, Boat Club Road, R.A. Puram
Chennai 600 028, Tamil Nadu, India

6. The Consulate takes atleast 2 working days to process your application. It might even tkae more so make sure you apply for the visa well in advance of your trip.

7. Once the visa is approved you will be contacted to collect your passport

Closing Notes

Hope this helps! And wish you all the best for the visa interview. Let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.



 (Source: DeepakG)


Answered by A travel enthusiast who loves planning trips for one and all! Jalpa Shah