From July 18 until August 10, the minimum processing time for Schengen visas will be at least 15 days. Currently, also applications for national German visas as well as document checks take longer to be processed. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.
Please note that the German Embassy in Kabul can only accept your visa application if the main destination of your journey is the Federal Republic of Germany.
If your destination is another Schengen country, you must apply for your visa at the Embassy of this country.
The processing time for a Schengen visa takes at least ten days, in case of a long-term visa considerably longer.
Visa applications for family reunion take several months to be processed. The required official document check alone takes about 10 weeks. We therefore kindly ask to refrain from requesting any updates in the early stages of the application. Visa applicants are informed when they may contact the Embassy again to receive the decision.
Please note that your name must be identical in your passport, Tazkira and in the translation of the Tazkira. Surnames used in the new passports (Numbers start with O0) have also be specified in the Taskira and the official translation. If this is not yet the case, please correct the documents accordingly before applying for a visa.
Sending of Documents
Please do not send any documents (e.g. invitation letter) to the Embassy in advance. All required documents have to be presented by the applicant when he applies in person at the visa section. Documents sent to the visa section in advance via mail/fax or post will not be kept and will not be factored in the visa application. If there was any official correspondence with the Embassy in advance to the visa application, please hand in a copy of it with the rest of the application.
Fees at the visa section/consular section are only payable in USD (cash).
In accordance with WHO guidelines applicants who are living in Pakistan, Syria or Cameroon or have been living there recently for over four weeks have to present a valid proof of vaccination against POLIO. The vaccination needs to be older than four weeks and not older than one year. Proof has to be submitted in a valid International Certificate for Vaccination.
Forms and Leaflets
These are the Embassy's leaflets concerning the different categories of visas issued at the Embassy in Kabul and the application form in PDF-format.
Please note that application forms for Schengen Visas are also available at the visa section - free of charge. Persons outside the visa section offering their services for the visa procedure neither work for nor work with the consent of the visa section. In case these persons do promise any favour regarding the issuance of a visa, please report to the visa officer at the counter.
Visa applicants are kindly requested to verify the entries on their visa sticker immediately after receipt. In particular, the validity period (first date of entry and last day of validity) of the visa should be verified and checked against the duration of your intended stay. Furthermore, you should check that your name is spelt correctly. Any discrepancies should be communicated to the visa section.