Germany Visa for Pakistan Citizens on H1B in San Francisco

Updated: Jan 12

Pakistan passport holders can apply for a German tourist visa in San Francisco at the German Consulate or through mail-in.

In-person application

Pakistan passport holders with a valid H1B visa can apply for a Germany visa in-person at the German consulate in San Francisco at 1960 Jackson St. You will need a complete application and an appointment at the consulate.

Mail-in application

Pakistan passport holders with Schengen visa are eligible to mail-in their application. This is a better option because it saves a couple hours of in-person visits, and more so if you live in the Bay Area.

Germany Schengen Visa - Complete List of Requirements

  1. Visa application form: You can fill this here or let Atlas fill this up for you.

  2. A valid U.S. H1B visa with I-797 + 1 photocopy. A valid H1B visa is required, and an I797 won't work without an original visa.

  3. Photographs: 2 passport-sized photograph with a clear face, light background, and the face occupying about 80% of the photograph.

  1. Accommodation or hotel details where bookings have been made along with check-in and check-out dates.

  2. Tour itinerary mentioning places of visit.

  3. Bank statement for the last three months.

  4. Copies of passport and any previous Schengen visas – Pakistan passport should be valid for at least three months.

  5. Schengen travel insurance: coverage of at least EUR 30.000 to support medical emergency, repatriation due to medical reasons, or any other emergency handling during Germany visit.

  6. Declaration of Accuracy form: fill it out, and sign.

  7. Visa Fees: 80 EUR payable in USD. Use that day's conversion rate. Make sure to take cash.

  8. Original Pakistan valid passport with 2 empty pages. Make sure it's not expiring within 6 months.

  9. Proof of employment.

  10. Proof of address - State ID or Driver's license, or a copy of your lease.

If you're mailing in your application, then you'd also need the following in addition to the above requirements:

  1. Notarized application form and US residence copy (Green Card or US visa). Save 3 hours, and get this directly on your phone through Atlas.

  2. Return Shipping labels.

  3. Checklist filled out and signed.

  4. Visa Fees: 80 EUR payable in USD. Use that day's conversion rate. Make sure to put cash or a money order.

You can do all this & more in under 5 minutes on the Atlas app for free.

Important Things To Keep in Mind for H1B Holders

  1. A valid H1B visa stamp.

  2. H1B should not be expiring within the duration of the trip.

  3. H1B should not expire within 3 months of intended departure of the trip.

How to Get An Appointment at the German Consulate in San Francisco for Pakistan Passport Holders

Pakistan passport holders living in San Francisco should schedule an appointment at the German Consulate in San Francisco. If you schedule an appointment at any other consulate without prior approval, your application would not be processed. You can visit the official website to schedule.

German Consulate in San Francisco Visa Processing Times for Pakistan Passport Holders

Our data shows that the average processing time to get a Schengen (Tourist/Business) visa from the German consulate in San Francisco for Pakistan citizens with H1B visas is 7 business days.

German Consulate in San Francisco Reviews from Pakistan Passport Holders with H1B Visa

"I mailed my application and got my visa in 4 days. I would recommend to mail it, you don't need an appointment and it saves you time and money." Imran, Financial District (San Francisco)

"Going to the German Consulate was a good experience. The people at the Consulate were extremely friendly. They explained everything to me in very simple wording so that I did not get confused. I got my visa within 4 days." Ali, Twin Peaks (San Francisco)

“I have to say, one of the most professional teams and well equipped consulate ...I was apprehensive because I had some queries about my application. The staff took the time, explained the documentation required and guided me through. My visa came in four days.” Bimlochan, SF Haight (San Francisco)

"The wait time at the consulate was also longer on the day I was visiting than they had initially said it would be. I think it took about 20-30 minutes to get the documents I originally applied for. Note: having been in the consulate for the first appointment, I just called a day before the new appointment to change the time, which was super easy. I can't say that 100% of the time but the consular officers were the friendliest, but overall, the team made me feel welcome and appreciated my business.” Aanya, Chinatown (San Francisco)

German Consulate of San Francisco

1960 Jackson St

San Francisco

CA, 94109

Tel: +1 (415) 775 1061

Email here.

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How to Check Visa Status for your Application

It's advisable to wait up to 4 weeks to get your visa back, and there is no system to track your application. If you've an imminent trip or an urgent reason, please contact the German consulate using this form.

Which Countries can Pakistan Passport Holders on a H1B visit with a German Visa

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

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