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German Consulate in Karachi Suspends Services for Non-EU Citizens

The German consulate general in Karachi has announced the temporary closure of its services for non-European Union (EU) citizens until further notice, according to a statement released on Monday. The consulate clarified that already issued visas for non-EU citizens can still be collected during this period.

Germany, known as one of the top destinations for international students, including those from Pakistan, has recently introduced an Opportunity Card aimed at attracting skilled workers from outside the EU. This initiative allows eligible individuals to seek work in Germany for up to a year, provided they meet specific criteria.

Reports from various Facebook groups indicate that numerous individuals from Pakistan have already applied for visa interviews and are awaiting appointments. However, due to the temporary closure of services, further appointments and visa processing for non-EU citizens will be on hold until the consulate resumes normal operations.

The temporary closure underscores the challenges and disruptions faced by visa applicants amidst ongoing global uncertainties and administrative adjustments. Applicants are advised to monitor updates from the German consulate regarding the resumption of services and appointment scheduling.

This development may impact individuals planning to travel to Germany for various purposes, including education, work, and family reunification, prompting them to stay informed about alternative arrangements and timelines for visa processing.

As the situation evolves, prospective travelers and visa applicants are encouraged to stay updated through official channels such as the German consulate’s website and social media platforms. It is advisable to regularly check for announcements regarding the resumption of visa services and any revised procedures or requirements that may apply.

In the meantime, individuals affected by the closure are advised to ensure their documentation remains up-to-date and prepared for when services resume. This includes reviewing and organizing all necessary paperwork to expedite the visa application process once appointments become available again.

The consulate’s decision to prioritize health and safety measures during this period reflects ongoing efforts to manage operational challenges while serving the needs of both EU and non-EU citizens seeking entry into Germany.

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