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Jan 28, 2021
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Before you visit the German Consulate in Los Angeles for a visa appointment, ensure you meet all the requirements.
The Consulate of Germany in Los Angeles is a popular consulate with several appointments booked. We recommend that you make your appointment as early as possible.
For this reason, it is always preferable to book an appointment as early as possible.
Go to German Consulate's website here.
Go to 'Visa' (option 3)
Enter all your details
Choose a time that works for you.
After successfully scheduling, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a reference number. Keep this handy.
The waiting time at the visa application center in Los Angeles can sometimes be as long as 14 working days. Please book your visa appointment well in advance so that you can avoid unnecessary hassles on the day of your appointment.
Pro-tip: make sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment time. They can refuse to shorten or cancel your interview if you arrive late for your appointment.
6222 Wilshire Boulevard Suite No. 500 Los Angeles, CA 90048
Choose an appointment slot
At your visa appointment, you will need to provide the following information:
Visa application form: You can use Atlys to do this for you, or follow instructions here.
A valid passport + 2 copies: Make sure it is not expiring within 6 months.
A valid U.S. visa + 2 copies: with I-94/ I-797 + 1 photocopy. B1/B2 US visas are not accepted.
Photographs: 2 passport-sized photograph with a clear face, light background, and the face occupying about 80% of the photograph.
Draft hotel & flight reservations:.
Bank statements for the last three months: we suggest downloading them from your online banking app or going to a branch.
Copies of any previous Schengen visas.
Travel insurance: coverage of at least EUR 30.000 to support medical emergency, repatriation due to medical reasons, or any other emergency handling during Germany visit.
Declaration of Accuracy form: fill it out, and sign.
Visa Fees: 80 EUR payable in money order. Most foreign missions only accept USPS money order.
Proof of employment: indicating that you're permitted to go on leave for the duration of your trip.
Proof of address: State ID, Driver's license, or a copy of your lease.
If you're mailing in your application, your application needs to be notarized:
Notarized application form and US residence copy (Green Card or US visa).
Return Shipping label.
Checklist filled out and signed.
Can I go without an appointment?
No, you will not be allowed to enter without a scheduled appointment.
Can I print documents at the Germany Consulate in Los Angeles?
No, you cannot print any documents.
Can I get photographs at the Germany Consulate in Los Angeles?
No. However, you can use Atlys to get those instantly.
Can I get a receipt at the Germany Consulate in Los Angeles?
Yes, you can request for a receipt.
For any other questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.