Visa application procedure in Miami

How to apply for a Visa in Miami

Legal Symbols Enlarge image Visa, Passport, Legal (© picture-alliance/chromorange) The Consulate General accepts visa applications from residents of Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands only. 

All applications must be submitted in person. Only applicants who need airport transit visas and spouses of German citizens may apply by mail. Mailed visa applications can only be processed if complete. This Consulate does not assume any liability for the loss of documents submitted by mail. In exceptional cases you might still be asked to come to the Consulate for an interview.

Honorary Consuls in Florida are not entitled to accept visa applications.

How to arrange for your appointment:

Starting September 1, 2010, you will be able to make your appointment online – free-of-charge. These appointments may be booked (at maximum) 9 weeks in advance.

Appointments can only be made online for dates after August 31, 2010, for earlier appointments please follow the instructions below.

Once you have made an appointment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail showing your date and time.

Schedule an appointment online:


Make sure to bring all the required documents as listed in the visa requirements when showing up for your appointment to avoid delays in the processing of your application.

To send back your passport with the visa, we exclusively use USPS Overnight Express.  Please do not send in prepaid envelopes of any kind. For this service we charge an extra fee of 18 US dollars, payable in cash or with money order only. You can also pick up your passport in person or have it picked up by a person with an authorization letter, signed by you.

At this time, holders of US travel documents issued as refugee travel documents do not require a visa to travel to Germany for tourism, transit or business. Please note that this only encompasses Germany, as other countries of the Schengen agreement may require you to hold a visa. This may be subject to change, therefore check for changes on this website before each trip. As this exception may not be known to some airlines or immigration officers, we suggest you print this information and take it with you. The printout quotes the address of this website and the date, enabling you and others to verify the information and to check if the printout is up to date.

Holders of US travel documents issued as Permit to Re-enter need a visa according to their nationality.

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Only after checking the information in the link below and if you have further questions, please contact the visa department of the Consulate General in Miami at miami%27%diplo%27%de,info or call 305-358-0290.




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