Schengen Visa / Short-term stay in Germany


Where to apply, fees and application timeframe

As of 29 March 2019, the Embassy has outsourced the submission of Schengen Visa applications. The German Visa Application Centre is operated by VFS Global. Visa applicants may make their Schengen Visa appointments at VFS Global directly and submit the visa application at the Visa Application Centre.
VFS Global German Visa Application Centre

The average processing time is 7 – 14 days.
Applications shall be made no more than three months before the start of the intended visit.


The Schengen Agreement took effect on 26 March 1995, and currently comprises of the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Liechtenstein

The purpose of the Schengen Agreement is - among other objectives - the issuance of a common and uniform visa for short-term stays of up to 90 days in one or several of the Schengen countries.


Malaysian citizens do not require a visa when travelling to one or more of the Schengen countries for business or tourism purposes. The stay in the Schengen States, however, may not exceed 90 days within a 180-days period. This means that once you have stayed for 90 days in any of the Schengen States, there will be a waiting period of 90 days imposed before you can re-enter any Schengen State.

Please note that the Malaysian visitor will need to present a valid Malaysian passport, proof of sufficient funds and a return airline ticket upon arrival at the first point of entry in the Schengen States.


Other nationals might require a visa to enter Germany as tourists or for business purposes.

To ascertain whether you need a visa, please click on the link below:
List of States whose cititzens require a visa to enter Germany


Visa Requirements

The applicant's passport must be valid for at least three more months counting from the date of anticipated return to Malaysia. Furthermore the passport has to contain enough blank pages for the visa…

Passport Requirements

Schengen Visa - Tourism, Schengen Visa - Business, Schengen Visa - Visit, Schengen Visa - Medical Treatment

Schengen Visa Requirements / Checklists

All visa applicants are required to present a health insurance policy which meets the following requirements: -  the insurance must be valid for the territory of all Schengen States -  emergency…

Travel Health Insurance Requirements

VIDEX - General User Guidelines and Application Form (fillable online)

Schengen Visa Application System - online (VIDEX)

Schengen visa applicants may submit complaints about the conduct of the consulate staff, the external service provider VFS Global or the visa application process via the contact form. In the contact…

Complaints about the Schengen Visa Application Process

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