Visa Service


Please note that the visa section of the German Embassy in Kabul will be closed on April 20 and 28 and May 8, 2014.

VIS - Visa Information System

Visa Information

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 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.

Antragsformular Schengenvisum

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.

Address, Contacts & Office Hours

Here you will find address, contacts and office hours of the embassy and how to reach us in case of emergency.


Important note:

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.

Visa requirements


Online Visa Appointment System


Visa appointments at the Embassy can only be made online. Please use your current passport number only. Any attempt to make more than one appointment with different passport numbers will lead to the rejection of your application. Please also ensure that your passport number, your e-mail address, etc. are filled out correctly, otherwise you will lose your appointment.

Visas for entry into Germany

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Here you can find out whether you need a visa for visits to Germany and the Schengen states of up to 90 days. Foreigners wanting to stay longer than 90 days in Germany, who want to work or study in Germany, as a rule automatically need a visa.


Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we can not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.