China: Notification of visa exemption
24/11/2023 10:00

The Embassy of the People's Republic of China announced on 24/11/2023:

From 01.12.2023 to 30.11.2024, the nationals of the French Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Italian Republic, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Kingdom of Spain and Malaysia who hold a valid ordinary passport can enjoy the visa exemption if the travel is for the following purposes such as business activities, tourism, visiting family and friends and transit and the stay lasts no more than 15 days after entering the People's Republic of China.

It is also expressly pointed out that the visa requirement remains for nationals of the above-mentioned countries if their travel purposes go beyond the above-mentioned, their stay lasts longer than 15 days and if they (nationals of Malaysia are excluded in this case) hold a service passport.

As soon as we have more detailed information, we will of course inform you again.

If you have any questions, the DVKG consular advisors are available at any time.

Your DVKG Team

China: Hague Apostille Convention in force from 7 November 2023
06/11/2023 10:00

The Hague Apostille Convention will come into effect between the Federal Republic of Germany and the People's Republic of China on 7 November 2023. Thus there will be no need to have documents from the respective issuing state legalised by the accredited foreign representations of the destination state for use in the destination state. Accordingly the legalisation process for public documents will be replaced by the so-called "apostille". The apostille confirms that the signature is genuine and that the issuer of the document is authorised to do so.

Your DVKG Team

Indonesia: 60-day business visa
03/11/2023 08:00

As of now, a business visa - Business Visa B211B - can be applied for at the Indonesian Consulate General via the DVKG.

This visa allows a 60-day stay in Indonesia and can be extended twice for another 60 days each time. The corresponding application can be started easily in the DVKG portal.

Your DVKG Team

China: Processing times - apply for a visa early
09/10/2023 14:00

Due to the high volume of applications for China, we recommend applying for visas early. Especially for applications in Frankfurt and Munich, please plan for longer processing times due to the limited number of appointments.


Your DVKG Team

China: Opening hours of the consular providers
12/09/2023 10:00

We would like to inform you about changed opening hours at the consular providers in Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Munich:

From 29.09.2023 to 03.10.2023 these offices will not be open.

Your DVKG Team