Visa information for the members of the German Chamber of Commerce in South & Southwest China
Dear valued members,
Starting from October 2015 biometric data and fingerprint collection has been introduced for Schengen Visa applications from China and the German Consulates have furthermore lowered the processing time for Visa applications.
Continuing to support you and your colleagues on trips to Germany we are able to now receive Business and Tourist Visa Applications for Germany without prior appointment and offer to assist you in managing your Visa Corporate Accounts.
The applicants have to be residents of Guangdong, Fujian, Hainan or Guangxi. Applications can be submitted via an appointed third party, or if the employees wish to do so, in person. Kindly note that a personal interview may, however, still be required by the German Consulate in Guangzhou on a case-by-case basis.
You can submit the application documents – and also applications of accompanying family members – at our office in Guangzhou:
German Chamber of Commerce
1903 Leatop Plaza
32 Zhu Jiang East Road, Tianhe District
Advantages for Members submitting their applications via AHK Greater China I Guangzhou are as follows:
Management of AHK Member Company Account
AHK Member companies are entitled to special corporate accounts, enabling them to use a Green Channel when submitting documents and collecting fingerprints. Our Visa Service Team will assist you in managing your account.
Simplified Document Requirements
Using a AHK Member company account, all employees of your company can continue to apply using the reduced document list. (The German Consulate may however require further supporting documents)
Pre-Check of Documents
Our experienced Visa Service Team will pre-check the Visa application before submission to avoid rejection of your application because of missing or misleading documents.
No Appointment Necessary
Applicants can submit their Visa applications at any time during our office opening hours (Monday till Friday: 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00) or via an appointed third party without prior appointment.
Applications delivered by Express mail are also accepted. For initial fingerprint collection an appointment is required. Please refer to the attached process outline.
Applicants do not have to submit the visa application or retrieve the pass in person.
Please forward this information to your HR or administration staff who handles visa applications in your company.
We are looking forward to successfully support you and your colleagues in the future!