Getting a U.S. Visa in Germany

Looking to get your US Visa at the US Embassy or Consulate in Germany?

Below you will find reviews from others who have, including turnaround times, and appointment wait times.

If you’re looking for more information about the types of visa available and other locations, visit my Immigration section and you can read everything from a step-by-step guide to the E3 visa through to introductions to the best immigration lawyers available.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to comment below or email [email protected] – I love getting your questions!

If you’ve recently gone through a visa process (good or bad), I’d love to hear about it so I can help people in the future!

Berlin, Germany

5.00

3.25 days

Closed

4 reviews

5

 E-3 Renewal
5 Days
Did Berlin last year (September) and it was totally fine. one week turnround
- Jessica (about 3 years ago)

5

 E-3 Renewal
2 Days
Great quiet suburban location near S-Bahn station
- B (about 3 years ago)

5

 E-3 Renewal
5 Days
Don’t go too late, they stop letting people in shortly after midday or so. But otherwise it is a breeze. One hour turnaround time from when you start in the line to when you leave
- Hersh (about 1 year ago)

5

 E-3 Renewal
1 Day
Very friendly staff, they made jokes to lighten the mood (we must have looked terrified!). The whole process took less than 45 minutes including the time it took to go through security. NOTE: You cannot enter the building with any electronics, this includes phones, smartwatches, charges etc. Make other arrangements if you were planning to Uber there. Unbelievably the turnaround was only one day for our E3 and E3D visas. At the time of booking, a visa appointment wait time was 2 days; we booked our appointment on a Monday for the Wednesday, received an email on Thursday to say our visa was ready for collection. During the D160 application, we chose to collect from one of the Mail Boxes which was very easy, the location was open from M-F 8:30am - 7:00pm.
- Annie (about 10 months ago)

Frankfurt, Germany

4.50

3.5 days

Closed

2 reviews

5

 E-3 Renewal
5 Days
Passports are sent back via mail, which delayed turnaround a day or so
- Adam (about 2 years ago)

4

 E-3 New
2 Days
Quite a few questions asked regarding my role and other living arrangements in the US but very friendly
- (about 1 year ago)

Munich, Germany

4.00

4 days

Closed

1 review

4

 E-3 Renewal
4 Days
I loved Munich. Fairly good turnaround time: Wednesday appt - Tuesday pick-up. Centrally-located consulate with friendly staff. They say "no phones/electronics", but they have small lockers at check-in you can use to store personal belongings. I showed up 15 minutes early for my appt, and had to wait about half an hour. Quick interview, no gotcha questions. Didn't even look at my paperwork. Only down side: the pick-up location is a Mailboxes ETC location north of the city, about 40 minutes on the train. Easy to find, but a bit of a pain. Smooth passport pick up.
- Miriam (about 1 year ago)
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