Friday, July 20, 2018

German Consulate-General opens visa center in Yekaterinburg

Germany's Consulate-General opened a Schengen visa application center in Yekaterinburg on Friday in cooperation with VFS Global.

The visa center is located at 44 Kulbyshev St. at the Panorama Business Center on the second floor, with an entrance on Belinsky St. The center's hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, Ural Business Consulting reports.

Travelers will be able to apply for a visa without having to visit in person or wait a long time. Applications can be submitted by an authorized representative, after which they will be transferred to the consulate-general's visa section.

The consulate-general will still be in charge of all the decision-making and will also process the applications, according to Ural Business Consulting.

To submit a visa application through the center, residents will have to pay an additional $23.77. It is also still possible to apply for a visa for no extra charge directly at the consulate.