Since 1st September 2017: All consular services including visa concentrated at the Consulate General in DubaiEnlarge image
Due to a restructuring of the German consular services in the UAE, the Consulate General in Dubai is the only German mission in the UAE offering consular services of all kinds since 1st September 2017. This means that the consular jurisdiction of the Consulate General in Dubai is extended to the whole territory of the UAE, including the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The Embassy in Abu Dhabi is no longer open to the public for consular questions after 31st August 2017.
Although the decision taking on all visa applications is concentrated at the Consulate General in Dubai since 1st September 2017, Schengen visa applications filed by residents of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi can still be submitted at the external visa service provider in Abu Dhabi. However, all applicants wishing to apply for a national (long term stay) visa for Germany need to attend in person with all the required documents at the German Consulate General in Dubai after making the appointment with the external visa service provider.
Also taking effect on 1st September 2017, only the German Consulate General in Dubai accepts passport applications and offer consular services (such as family law affairs, e.g. Name Change Declaration, Acknowledgment of Paternity, Registry of birth, marriage, etc., Pensions, Citizenship, Police Clearance Certificate, Life Certificate, (German) Driver's Licence Certificate, Certificate of Inheritance) as well as notarial and documentary services (such as Legalisation, Notarization of Power of Attorney). Please be aware that the Consulate General in Dubai generally requires to make an appointment prior to your visit.