Airport Transit in Germany

Visa Needed?

Entry clearance requirements depend on the citizenship of the applicant. Nationals of the following countries are required to be in possession of an airport transit visa when passing through the international transit area of airports in Germany: click here

Where and how to apply?

German consular services are available through its Embassy in Washington and Consulates in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco.

Except for rare instances, you have to submit your application in person. Click below to find out where to submit your application and to learn about any specific application procedures. Due to local particularities handling and processing may vary slightly among the German missions involved.

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Required Documents

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Please Note: Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we can not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.

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German Missions in the United States

Find out which German Mission can assist you by using our Consulate Finder.

Consulate General Los Angeles Closed


Due to construction work at the German Consulate General of Los Angeles, the visa section will not be able to process any visa applications from January 16 until March 31, 2017.

Visa Appointment Requirements

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All German Missions require that you schedule an appointment in order to apply for a visa.
Please check specific appointment requirements on the website of the mission that is responsible for you:





Los Angeles


New York

San Francisco


You do not know which mission can assist you? Use our Consulate Finder:

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Visa FAQ

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Did you have a look at our FAQs? You might find the answer to your question right there.