Going to Germany? If you are a resident of Jamaica, the Cayman Islands or the Turks and Caicos Islands, this website will guide you through the application process. It also allows you to download free of charge the relevant application forms.

The German Embassy also accepts visitors, tourist and business visa applications on behalf of Estonia, Finland and Italy for Jamaican citizens and citizens of other countries residing in Jamaica.

From May 11th, 2015 onwards you are required to make an online appointment. A visa appointment may be booked as early as 12 weeks in advance but should not be scheduled later than 15 days prior to your travel date to ensure sufficient time to process your application.

Please schedule your appointment free of charge online in the box on the right-hand side.

Once you have made the visa appointment you will receive a confirmation email showing the date and time. Please note that your appointment will be cancelled if you are late for your assigned slot.

Family Reunion

Migrating spouses, fiancés or minor children of Germans or foreigners residing in Germany (Family Reunion)


Visiting athletes who wish to participate in sports competitions or travel for promotional activities

Airport Transit

Travellers who wish to pass through the international transit area of airports in Germany


Highly-skilled employees or skilled employees in so-called shortage occupations who wish to work in Germany or highly-skilled employees searching for a job


Visiting musicians who wish to perform, record or travel for promotional activities


Persons who wish to study at a high school, college or university in Germany



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The Visa Information System – VIS

VIS - Visa Information System

The Visa Information System (VIS) is an IT system that allows Schengen States to exchange visa data. The main purpose of the VIS is to simplify the visa issuance process, facilitate checks at external borders and to enhance security for everyone involved, including applicants.