Change of service provider - from VFS Global to TLS Contact

Handing over visa application

Handing over visa application, © Colourbox

12.09.2022 - Article

Until the end of September 2022, applications for Schengen visas can be lodged with VFS Global as usual.

Starting from October 2022, applications for Schengenvisa to Germany can only be lodged with the new service provider TLS Contact. Application centers will be at your service in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar. For more information concerning locations, opening hours and the booking of appointments, please see the webpage of TLS Contact. 

The TLS Contact application centers will commence operations during the first week of October:

Riyadh - from 4 October 2022

Jeddah - from 5 October 2022

Al Khobar - from 6 October 2022

In the beginning appointments will be available in limited numbers. We kindly ask for your understanding. If you are planning a trip to Germany in October or November, please book your visa appointment well in advance.

All applicants who lodge their applications with VFS Global until the end of September will receive their passports back through VFS Global. From October onwards, visa applications for Germany can only be lodged through TLS Contact.

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