Visa - long term
Please take note of the new application procedures for long term visa from October 1. From now appointments (no fees) can be booked online via the following links:
Online appointments (Embassy Pretoria)
Online appointments (Consulate General Cape Town)
For applications in Durban please contact the Honorary Consul's office
PLEASE NOTE: This booking system is for Long-term Visa ONLY. Bookings for Schengen (short-term) Visa to be made
To facilitate your travel arrangements, the German Missions have summarized all relevant information and attached the necessary requirements for visa applications for the Federal Republic of Germany. Please make certain to review the requirements carefully and adhere to them, as this will save you valuable time and effort throughout the visa application process. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. In this respect, please pay particular attention to the photo chart as photos for visa application forms must meet specific criteria.
If you intend to take up an employment in Germany - regardless of the duration of your intended employment - you will need to follow particular proceeding.
You are already married to a German national or a person living permanently in Germany and consequently want to live together in Germany? Please apply for a family reunion visa.
Family Reunification Visa
You intend to get married to a German national or a person living permanently in Germany and consequently want to live together in Germany? Please apply for a visa for marriage.
Visa for Marriage in Germany
You intend to study at a German University? Please apply for a study visa.
Are you planning to stay in Germany as an Au-Pair? Please read about requirements and the application procedure here.
Au Pair Visa