German Consulate General Cape Town
The Visa Section of the German Consulate General in Cape Town advises all travelers to timeously apply for their Schengen Visa. During the European summer months we are facing very high numbers of applications, the processing time therefore takes up to 15 days. Unfortunately there is no room for fast-tracking applications
Welcome to the German Consulate General Cape Town
The German Consulate General Cape Town is the Consular German Mission for the three Cape Provinces as well as for St. Helena and the Dependencies.
For South Africans and other non-EU citizens resident in our Consular district, our Consulate is the point of contact when applying for a visa to Germany. For German citizens resident here, we act as passport authority and notary public (according to German law). Furthermore, we provide consular assistance to German tourists in need of support.
Together with the German International School Cape Town, the Goethe Centre Cape Town, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), as well as with many local partners – such as church communities, schools, or universities – we work towards further strengthening the cultural and scientific co-operation between Germany and the Cape region.
Together with the South African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry Cape Town, we are a point of contact for South African companies intending to do business in Germany. Our common objective is to foster trade, investment, and a dialogue on economic policy in both directions.
In doing so, we work hand in hand with the German Embassy Pretoria. The Consulate supports the Embassy’s political work in Cape Town, particularly during parliamentary session periods and when political delegations from Germany visit the Cape region.
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.
Did your German passport expire? Are you in need of any other Consular service? Here you will find all relevant information on German citizenship, German passports, other legal matters and further consular services offered by the German Missions.
Passport and Consular Matters