German Consulate General Cape Town

New Consulate General building in Zonnebloem

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.          

German passport

Passport applications only via online appointment as of 2 March 2015

Kindly note that appointments at the Consulate General regarding applications for German passports can only be booked online as of 2 March 2015.

Student with laptop

Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

Schengen Visa

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.

Reisepass

The Consular and Legal Section

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.

Consulate General Cape Town

New Consulate General building in Zonnebloem

Opening hours and contact details of the Consulate General

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
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

Consular/Passport Section Cape Town

Further information

Passport Section
Online appointments (no fee)
Application by appointment only
Passport collection (no appointment required):
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 12:00
Telephone and email enquiries:

Monday - Thursday only

14:00 - 16:00

Telephone
+27 (0)21 405 3052
Fax

+27 (0)21 421 0400 (South Africa)

+49 (0) 30 1817 67209 (Germany)
Public Holidays 2016
Directions to our office
Enquiries via e-mail
Further information on passports

OTHER CONSULAR SERVICES
Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday       09:00 - 12:00
Telephone and e-mail enquiries:

Monday - Thursday

08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 13:00
Telephone
+27 (0)21 405 3000
Fax

+27 (0)21 421 0400 (South Africa)

+49 (0) 30 1817 67209 (Germany)

Enquiries via e-mail

Further information on consular services

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

Consulate General Cape Town

Further information

Consular jurisdiction:  Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape as well as St Helena and neighbouring islands

Opening times: Mondays to Fridays 9-12 am
Address

Physical address:

Roeland Park / e-tv Building

4 Stirling Street

Entrance: top end of Stirling Street

Zonnebloem 7925 (District Six)

Directions to our office

Postal address:

P.O. Box 4273

Cape Town, 8000

Contact via e-mail

Phone:
+27 (0)21 405 3000
Fax:
+27 (0)21 421 0400

Emergency Contacts

In case of emergency, please contact the Consulate General as follows:

Mondays - Thursdays

07:30-16:45

+27 (0)21 405 3000

Fridays

07:30-13:30

+27 (0)21 405 3000
After hours

+27 (0)83 325 6513

also via sm

Please note that the after hours number should only be used by German citizens in cases of emergency, not for visa enquiries.

Embassy and Honorary Consuls

German Embassy in Pretoria
Address

180 Blackwood Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0002

Telephone

+27 (0)12 427 8900

Fax
+27 (0)12 343 9410
Contact via e-mail

Honorary Consul in Durban

Address
9 Kensington Drive, Westville, Durban 3629
Postal address
P.O. Box 1166,Westville, Durban 3630

Telephone

+27 (0)31 266 3920
Fax
+27 (0)31 266 3925
Contact via e-mail

Honorary Consul in Port Elizabeth
Address
Maritime Motor Building, Circular Way; Walmer, Port Elizabeth, 6070
Postal address
P.O.Box 211100, The Fig Tree, Port Elizabeth, 6033

Telephone

+27 (0)41 397 4700
Fax
+27 (0)41 397 4730
Contact via e-mail



The Consul General

Our Consul General, Matthias Hansen, commenced his duties in Cape Town in December 2016.