diplomatic and official visas 

Classified Visa And Passport Services


(Berlin, CGs Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich)

Visa Requirements

  • Original, signed United States Diplomatic or Official passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity, after completion of stay in Germany, and contain at least one blank visa page
  • 2 Fully completed and signed Application forms
  • Applications must be filled ON-LINE, PRINTED and SIGNED before submitting
  • Each traveler must have separate on-line application
  • On-Line visa application at
  • Print two (2) copies, each should have its own barcode 
  • (two) German Supplemental form must be submitted for assignment travel
  • Diplomatic Note
  • Original signature required on ALL forms
  • Title and purpose required
  • Visas for longer than 90 days must/must be obtained before travel
  • Detailees to EUCOM, AFRICOM, SOCEUR, USAREUR and other military commands in Germany should not/not apply for diplomatic visas
  • Visas cannot/not be submitted until 10 (ten) days after assignment notification has been sent
  • German visas are single-entry only
  • Must include name of person replacing for PCS
  • Use Dip title, if entitled
  • If no incumbent, provide a position letter in detail
  • If spouse name different, submit marriage cert.
  • Dependents with different last name or foreign-born minors provide BC
  • Notarized authorization from non-traveling parent required
  • Complete Declaration form for Dependents over 18
  • Photographs: 2 (Paperclip photos – No Staples!)
  • Photos must conform to accepted international standards – please see attached photo requirements
  • Completed Assignment Information Sheet
  • Please see attached German Visa Information.
  • Agency Memo – Cover Letter


  • No visa required up to 90 days for Diplomatic and Regular Passport.
  • ALL ASSIGNMENT VISA APPLICATIONS WILL BE SUBMITTED THROUGH Special Issuance Agency -SIA – per Embassy 11/10/2015


Minimum Processing Time –   3-4 weeks

Get in touch

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.: Room C1-7: Washington, D.C. 20523: Tel. 202.842.8617 / 8618: Fax 202.842.8619: