The German consulate office in Mumbai has recently moved to a new building and they have some quirky rules which can throw off anyone who does not know them. I faced problems due to these rules and was helped by some kind souls. This article should help people prepare for their consulate visit and avoid facing problems which I did.
- Backpacks are not allowed. They allow you to carry your paperwork in files/folders/envelopes but backpacks are a strict NO. If you have a backpack you are simply asked to leave and make "arrangement" for keeping your backpack elsewhere. This can get quite harrowing, but some tips below can help.
- Mobile phones are not allowed. Again, if you are having a mobile phone on you, you need to make "arrangement" to keep it outside and return without mobile phone. If you are not well prepared, "arrangements" mentioned above can take significant time leading to potential loss of appointment. Tips mentioned below should help in avoiding such hassles.
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