Important Information:

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  1. Currently BLS is accepting all short-term Schengen visa applications on behalf of the Consulate of Germany in New York, Washington DC, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco only. Due to local particularities, handling and processing may vary slightly among the German Missions involved.

  2. IMP: You can only request for an appointment 6 months before your intended date of departure with a passport issued in the last 10 yeas; your passport must be valid 3 months after your intended date of departure from the Schengen area.

  3. Your application will not be accepted in case the appointment is made under incorrect jurisdiction. Refer below.

    BLS Visa Application Center, Washington, D.C.:

    United States of America. Consular districts: District of Columbia, states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

    BLS Visa Application Center, New York:

    The states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well as Fairfield County of the state of Connecticut and Bermuda (British overseas territory).

    BLS Visa Application Center, Miami:

    The state of Florida as well as Puerto Rico and the American Virgin Islands.

    BLS Visa Application Center, Los Angeles: (The Germany Visa Application center in Los Angeles will be relocating to a new office located at 6380 Wilshire Blvd , Suite #1100 ,Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA on June 5th , 2023.) Applicants who have an appointment or those who wish to pick up their passports are requested to visit the new office from June 5th , 2023.

    The counties Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura of the state of California as well as the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah.

    BLS Visa Application Center, San Francisco:

    The counties Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba of the state of California as well as the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and the American overseas territories American Samoa, Baker-, Howland-, Jarvis-, Johnston-, Midway- and Palmyra-Island.

    BLS Visa Application Center, Chicago

    The states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

    BLS Visa Application Center, Boston

    The states of Connecticut (apart from Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

    BLS Visa Application Center, Houston

    The states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

  4. Please ensure that your documents are complete & as per the checklist on the date of your appointment. All Videx Application Forms must be filled accurately as per passport and information in other supporting documents. Incomplete documents or incorrect application forms will not be accepted at the visa application centres.

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