Visa - long term

Important

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 here

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.

Working in Germany

Employment Visa

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.

Young couple

Visa for the purpose of familial/spousal reunification

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.

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Visa for Marriage in Germany

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.

Student from Ghana

Study Visa

You intend to study at a German University? Please apply for a study visa.

Au Pair

Au-Pair Visa (Residence Permit)

Are you planning to stay in Germany as an Au-Pair? Please read about requirements and the application procedure here.

Visa - long term

Index

Opening hours, appointments and contact details

Visa Section Pretoria

Application submissions only after prior booking online.

Online Appointments

Opening Hours Applications:

Monday-Thursday

 07:30 - 12:00

Public Holidays 2016

Telephone and e-mail enquiries:

Monday-Thursday

08:00 - 14:00

Friday

08:00 - 13:00

Telephone

+27 (0)12 427 8900

Enquiries via e-mail

Further information on visas

Address

201 Florence Ribeiro Avenue, Groenkloof, Pretoria 0181

Fax:
+27 (0)12 427 8982 (please do not send any documents prior to application submission)

Visa Section Cape Town

On Friday 21 April 2017, the passport and visa section will be closed because of urgent IT work.

Further information

Application submissions only after prior booking online.

Online Appointments

Opening Hours for Applications:
Monday-Friday09:00 - 12:00

Telephone and e-mail enquiries:

Monday - Thursday only

14:00 - 16:00

Telephone

+27 (0)21 405 3052

Fax

+27 (0)21 421 0400

Enquiries via e-mail

Further information on visas

Public Holidays 2016

Directions to our office

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Address

Physical address:

Roeland Park / e-tv Building

4 Stirling Street

Corner De Villiers / Stirling Street

Zonnebloem 7925 (District Six)

Postal address:

P.O. Box 4273 

Cape Town, 8000

Honorary Consul, Durban

Enlarge image For the KwaZulu-Natal province, please contact the liaison office below.

Contact the Honorary Consul, Durban

When applying at the Honrary Consul's office in Durban applicants must fill in their visa-application online and bring the printed version with them.

Application in Durban

Organization
Honorary Consul: Horst Achtzehn
Address

Office hours

Mon - Fri

08:30 - 12:00

Consultation with Honorary Consul (only with appointment)

Mon - Fri
12:00 - 13:00

9 Kensington Drive, 
Westville, 
Durban 3629

Postal address:
P.O. Box 1166, 
Westville,
Durban 3630

Phone:
+27 (0)31 266 3920
Fax:
+27 (0)31 266 3925

Information on Visa Fees

South African Rand

The fee for a Schengen Visa is 60.00 Euro, payable in South African Rand in cash or by credit card (Master and Visa cards only - NO debit cards accepted) at the current exchange rate. Exemptions from the visa fee are possible for certain types of visas.

VISA - Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

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