Visa

Going to Germany? Not only will this website help you find out whether or not you require a visa for Germany, but it will also guide you through the application process and allow you to download the relevant application forms free of charge. You can even fill in the forms electronically prior to printing them.

The German Missions in South Africa have outsourced the application process for Schengen visas to the external service provider Intergate Visalink. Applicants can now apply in one of the Visa Application Centres in Bloemfontein, Centurion, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

The increase in visa applications, especially during the peak seasons, led to extended waiting periods for visa interview appointments. This waiting period should be substantially reduced with the new application process.

In principle all applications for Schengen visas must be handed in at one of the Visa Application Centres. Appointments for visa applications and further information:

www.visa-germany.co.za  (for Centurion, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth)

www.durban.diplo.de (for applications in Durban)

The external service provider will guide you through the application process. The service provided by Intergate Visalink consists of the receipt of the application, the checking of the completeness of the application, the collection of the visa fee and the return of the passport to the client. The assessment and final decision regarding your application exclusively lies with the foreign missions. The processing time for visa applications takes two weeks according to the Schengen Visa codex. The German Missions and external service provider are committed to keep the processing time to a minimum. Due to the biometric data collection (fingerprints and photographs) and the technical infrastructure, a minimum of seven working days is required to process all visa applications.

Antragsformular Schengenvisum

Visa - short term (Schengen)

Are you planning a short term visit to Germany? Do you want to visit a friend in Germany, attend a business meeting or maybe need medical treatment? Here you can find information on the application process and required documents.

Working in Germany

Visa - long term

Are you planning to take up employment or your studies in Germany? Then please read the following pages on requirements for long term visas for the Federal Republic of Germany.

Official and Diplomatic Passport Holders

South African Diplomatic Passport Holders (red passport) do not require a visa for Germany for up to 90 days within the 180 day period. Should you be required to travel to or have a flight connection in any other Schengen-country please contact the respective Embassy to find out if a visa is required.

Visa

Index

Opening hours, appointments and contact details

Visa Section Pretoria

Application submissions only after prior booking online or via phone

0861 00 22 45 (Mon-Fri, 8:00-17:00).

Online Appointments

Intergate Application Centres

Cape Town

Centurion

Port Elizabeth

Opening hours Application Centres

Visa Section German Embassy

The Visa Section will be closed on 25 May and 5 June 2017

Online Appointments

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

Application submissions only after prior booking online or via phone
0861 00 22 45 (Mon-Fri, 8:00-17:00).

Online Appointments

Intergate Application Centres

Cape Town

Centurion

Port Elizabeth

Opening hours Application Centre

Further information

Consulate General

The Visa Section will be closed on 5 June 2017.

Online Appointments

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

Address

Physical address:

Roeland Park / e-tv Building

4 Stirling Street

Entrance: top end of 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

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