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Consular Jurisdiction and Services



The Consulate General of India, Hamburg provides various Consular Services to residents of Four Northern German States of Hamburg, Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein and Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony). Applicants residing in these German States may apply for the following Consular Services at the Consulate General of India, Hamburg:

I.Passport Services:

  • Re-issue of Indian Passport in lieu of Expiration of Validity (for Adults and Minors).(Within one year before date of expiry of Existing Passport).
  • Re-issue of Indian Passport in lieu of Exhaustion of Pages.
  • Re-issue of Indian Passport in lieu of Change of Personal Particulars.(i.e. Change of Name/Surname/Inclusion or Deletion of Spouse name etc.)
  • Re-issue of Indian Passport in lieu of Damaged Passport.
  • Issuance of a New Indian Passport in lieu of Lost Passport.
  • Issuance of Fresh Indian Passport to New Born Indian Children.(Indian Nationals by Descent, either of the Parents is an Indian National).
  • Re-issue of Indian Passport in lieu of Change of Appearance/Address.
  • Emergency Certificate.(One way travel document for Indian Nationals intended to return India due to Emergency reasons).
  • Citizenship Renunciation Certificate.(For Indian/Former Indian Nationals who have applied/acquired foreign Citizenship on or after 01.06.2010).

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II.Visa Services:

  • Regular Visa Applications

The Consulate General of India has outsourced the Visa Services to Indo German Consultancy Services (IGCS) Ltd. which is the sole authorized agency to accept all Regular Visa Applications on behalf of this Consulate. No other Agency/Firm has   been authorized to accept Regular Visa Application for the Consulate General of India, Hamburg. Applicants interested to apply Regular Indian Visa may contact IGCS at the below given address:

Indo German Consultancy Services (IGCS) Limited

Ludwig-Erhard-Strasse 18

20459 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 288 056 0

Fax: +49 40 288 056 280

Hotline for emergencies: +49 177 939 623 1 (24x7)



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E-Visa Applications

Nationals of Germany and of other eligible countries can also apply for E-Visa under different categories (e-Tourist, e-Business, e-Medical, e-Medical Attendant and e-Conference) at Government of India website

Advisory:The applicants may note that the Consulate does not process e-Visa applications. Enquiries related to e-Visas may be made directly on the e-Visa portal. It may also be noted that e-Visa involves online application for which no facilitation is required by any intermediary/agent etc. For any clarification or doubt about e-Visas, applicants may write an email to or contact e-Visa Helpdesk at +91-11-24300666 (24x7).

III.Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Services:

  • Issuance of Fresh OCI Card to eligible applicants.
  • Conversion of valid PIO Card in to OCI Card.
  • OCI Miscellaneous Services (Chargeable).
  • Re-issue of OCI Card in lieu of Change of Personal Particulars of Applicant.(i.e. Change of Name, Change of Nationality etc.)
  • Re-issue of OCI Card in lieu of Lost/Damaged OCI Card.
  • OCI Miscellaneous Services (Gratis).
  • Update new German/Foreign Passport details online under existing OCI Card.(Without issuance of a new OCI Card/Lifelong Visa Sticker).
  • Update new German Address details online under existing OCI Card.

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IV.Other Miscellaneous Consular Services:

  • Registration of Birth of a New Born Child (under section 4(1) of the Citizenship Act, 1955). One of the parents must be an Indian national.
  • Attestation of Power of Attorney (Indian & Foreign Nationals).
  • Attestation of Civil German/Foreign Documents.
  • Attestation of Commercial German/Foreign Documents.
  • Attestation of Indian Public or Educational Documents.

(The document should be pre-attested/apostilled by Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi or Branch Secretariat of MEA).

  • Attestation of Affidavits/Declarations/Authorization Letters etc. (Indian Nationals).
  • Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) to Indian Nationals.
  • Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) to Foreign Nationals.

(For the period of applicant’s stay in India).

  • Certificate stating Date & Place of Birth as per Indian Passport.
  • Certificate stating Spouse Name as per Indian Passport.

(Spouse name must be incorporated in applicant’s Indian Passport).

  • Certificate stating Change of Name as per Indian Passport
  • Attestation of Life Certificate for Pensioners/POA Executors.
  • Certificate for Transportation of Ashes or Dead Body of a deceased person to India.
  • No Objection Certificate for Intended Name of New Born Child.



  1. For detailed information about how to apply for a particular Consular Service, Documentation, Fee and Processing Time, applicants may visit particular information pages under “CONSULAR SERVICES”.
  1. The Consulate does not provide Apostille Services on Indian documents. To know apostille procedure in India, applicants may visit
  1. The Consulate does not issue “Single or Bachelorhood Certificate”. For more information, please visit


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