The Consulate General of India, Munich was opened in May, 2002 with operational jurisdiction over the two southern
German States of Bavaria and Baden Württemberg.The Consulate provides consular, Trade & commercial, and other
services including community welfare to the residents of Bavaria and Baden Württemberg.
To facilitate applicants seeking consular services, the public hours for Consular Wing are kept open from 0930 hrs to 1230 hrs
on all working days. There is no requirement of any prior appointment. For Emergencies, the contact number is also given in the
Website. Further, every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays are designated, as 'Open Day' for discussing problems of Indian Diaspora and
one is free to meet the Consular Officer. The Consulate is also assisting members of India community, in deserving cases, as per
provisions of ICWF (Indian Welfare Community Fund). The consular services are as mentioned below:
Passport Services: Providing services to resident Indians in its consular jurisdiction for:
- Issue of a new passport
- Re-issue of pass ports
- New passports in lieu ofloss/ damage cases (applicant to visit the Consulate for physical verification).
- Change of personal particulars on the passport
- Change of appearance (applicant to visit the Consulate for physical verification).
- Cancellation of passports
- Emergency Certificates
Other Consular Services
- Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)
- Marriage Certificate
- Birth Certificate
- Attestation of Death Certificate
- NRO certificate
- Attestation of Driving License
- Attestation of Affidavit for obtaining child passport in India (father/mother to visit the Consulate for physical verification).
- Attestation of Power of Attorney/legal documents (applicant to vislt the Consulate 10 sign it in the presence ofthe consular
Note: The Consulate has been issuing over 1600 Passports per year.The Passport Booklet is printed in India and hence it
usually takes a minimum time of6-8 weeks to receive the new passport booklet.
Overseas Citizen of India card (OCI) : OCI Card
The Consulate provides to the eligible applicants in its jurisdiction (a) Overseas Citizen of India card (OCI) and (b) OCI
Miscellaneous Services as weil as renunciation of Indian Citizenship. The Consulate has been issuing over 700 OCI services
per year.The OCI card is printed in India and hence it usually takes a minimum time of6-8 weeks to receive the new OCI card.
Persons of Indian Origin (PIO): PIO Card
The PIO Scheme has been withdrawn by the Government of India. All PIO Card holders reqested to apply for conversion of their PIO Card to OCI Card at the earliest opportunity. The conversion from PIO to OCI does not entail any fees.
Miscellaneous Services:Consulate attests documents such as Power of Attorney; Attestation of Civil and Commercial
documents; Sworn Affidavit for issue of child's passport and other documents; Attestation of NORI documents etc. Consulate also
issues certificates such as birth/ death/address change/name change etc, Life Certificate: Police Clearance Certificate etc.
Death Related Services (same day service) Registration of Deathllssue of Death Certificate and Issue of No Objection
Certificate for transportation body ofthe deceased to India; Carrying of ashes ofthe deceased to India.
Note: Applications for Passport services and Other Consular Services will be received at the Consulate General of India, Munich
office on all working days from Monday to Friday except public holidays from 0930 hrs to 1230 hrs.
For more details, please visit our website: www.cgimunich.com
All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of anational
passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Consulate/Embassy. The Indian visa ts issued under Government of India's
Foreigners Act. All Individual visa seekers are requested to apply for the Indian Visa through online application and hand written
visa application forms are not accepted for issuance of visa
Visa applicants are required to complete all fields in the online visa application form correctly and accurately. Incorrectl
incomplete applications are liable to be rejected. After completing and submiUing successfully the online visa application form,
the printout of the form along with prescribed support documents and fees is to be submitted at the Indian Visa Application
Center (IVAC) approved by the Consulate:
The Consulate General of India, Munich has appointed M/s. International Visa Services Europe GmbH (IVS) as the outsourcing service delivery partner for receiving of visa applications and delivery of visas 10 applicants. As part of the outsourcing arrangement, IVS Europe GmbH is to facililate the application process for the people residing in the Federal States of Bavaria and Baden-lNürttemberg and also citizens of other countries who residing in these states.Address ofthe outsourcing agency is
International Visa Services Europe GmBH
Tel : +49 179-9600476 (English)
+49 179-6223172 (Deutsch)
Postal visa applications, after filling in the on-line application at the above mentioned website,may be sent to the same postal address as mentioned above.
The Consulate issues between 50,000 to 60,000 visas a year. While most Visa applicants are tourists, there has been steady increase in respect of Business and Employment Visas since 2010.
For more details, pie ase visit our website: www.cgimunich.com
Important Information: The applicants for Consular/PassportNisa/OCI/PIO card services may be ca lied for interview and/or
asked to provide documents in addition to those mentioned on the checklist at the discretion of the Consulate on a case-to- case-basis
Indian Community in Bavaria and Baden-württemberg: According 'to official figures, in both southern states, Indian nationals
are estimated to be about 40,000 which include PIOs around 14,000. The NRI/PIO community in both states includes IT
professionals; businessmen and traders; restaurant operators; students and researchers. The Indian community generally
commands a great deal ofrespect for being hard working, progressive, open-minded, law abiding & tolerant.
10 August 2015