Germany:  Pilot Project on the Suspension of Remonstrations in Visa Procedures

Key Points  

  • Germany introduced a pilot project that will suspend the process of conducting visa remonstrations submitted at some embassies 


The government of Germany will introduce a pilot visa project in China, Morocco and Turkey in which visa remonstrations (the act of protesting against a refusal and applying for a new examination of your visa application) will be suspended.  As an alternative, the government of Germany will provide additional details on visa rejections. 

Applicants who received a notice of refusal before 1 June informing them that they could file a remonstration can still have their refusal reviewed by the mission abroad within the period stated in the notice. 

What are the Changes?  

Germany will temporarily suspend the process of conducting further reviews of rejected visa applications submitted at certain embassies. According to the government, these measures serve to test whether missions abroad can increase the number of visa applications processed. 

Looking Ahead  

The pilot project will run for six months. After that, the government will evaluate the project’s outcome and potentially introduce the pilot project to include other visa categories and locations.   

Continue to check the government of Germany’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.

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