1. Processing of visa applications
Visas can currently only be issued if the intended entry is absolutely necessary. The circumstances under which entry is considered to be absolutely necessary are explained in German, English and French on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community under the heading Coronavirus – FAQs and answers, and then under “Travel restrictions/border control”.
2. Simplified procedure for new visas
I. National visa (for long stays; D visa)
The deadline for a simplified procedure for national visas has expired.
II. Schengen visa (for short stays of up to 90 days; C visa)
The deadline for a simplified procedure for Schengen visas has expired.