1. Martin Jäger, neuer Botschafter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Afghanistan, übergab am 11.09.2013 seine Beglaubigungsurkunde an Staatspräsident Karsai Welcome to the German Embassy in Afghanistan
  2. Ambassador Martin Jäger
  3. Symbolbild Visum Online Visa Appointment System
Martin Jäger, neuer Botschafter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Afghanistan, übergab am 11.09.2013 seine Beglaubigungsurkunde an Staatspräsident Karsai

Welcome to the German Embassy in Afghanistan

Ambassador Martin Jäger

Ambassador Martin Jäger is Germany's highest-ranking representative to Afghanistan. He represents German interests in Afghanistan and works to foster and deepen German-Afghan relations in the political, economic and cultural spheres.

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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.


Currently, the applications for national German visas as well as document checks take longer to be processed. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

Reliable partners in times of change: Germany and Afghanistan 2014-2017

New country strategy for Afghanistan: reliable partners in times of change

BERLIN – Reliable Partnership in Times of Change is the title of the BMZ's development policy strategy for Afghanistan for 2014 to 2017, which Minister Gerd Müller will be presenting on Wednesday during a two-day international conference. The new country strategy will refocus Germany's development cooperation with Afghanistan for the period after the withdrawal of the ISAF mission.

Inauguration ceremony of IT-Center at Kandahar University

IT-Center opening at Kandahar University

The IT-Center at Kandahar University was inaugurated on February 15, 2014. Alongside the IT-Centers in Kabul, Herat, Nangarhar and Balkh this constitutes the 5thof its kind in Afghanistan. Since 2002 Dr. Peroz as responsible field coordinator from Technical University Berlin is committed to the nationwide redevelopment in the field of computer science.

Pflanze - Flora Afghanistans

Vascular Plants of Afghanistan

„Vascular Plants of Afghanistan“, published in December 2013 in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and funded by the Federal Foreign Office, can be seen as a valuable amendment to the “Field Guide Afghanistan – Flora und Vegetation” which was published in December 2010.

Außenminister a.D. Guido Westerwelle begrüßt seinen Amtsnachfolger im Auswärtigen Amt

Foreign Minister Steinmeier sworn in

In the Bundestag Frank-Walter Steinmeier was today (17.12.) sworn in as Foreign Minister of the new Grand Coalition. After a good four years’ absence Foreign Minister Steinmeier is now back at the Federal Foreign Office on Werderscher Markt in Berlin.

Afghan-German Exploratory Talks on Development Cooperation

Afghan-German Exploratory Talks on Development Cooperation

On Monday (12.11.2013), Germany and Afghanistan held intergovernmental consultations on future development cooperation. In a cordial atmosphere, they discussed the strategic framework of their cooperation for the period 2014 to 2017, guided by the Afghan National Development Strategy and aligned with the respective National Priority Programmes.

Handover ceremony in Kunduz

Hand-over of German Police Training Centre Kunduz to Afghanistan

In the course of a ceremony on August 21, 2013, German State Secretary of the Interior, Klaus Dieter Fritsche, handed over the Police Training Centre Kunduz to the Afghan Ministry of Interior.

Chargé d’affaires of the German Embassy, Oliver Owcza (1. row 2. f. l.) and Afghan diplomats

Afghan diplomats invited to Germany for advanced training

On August 20, 2013 the nine participants of this year’s advanced diplomatic training course were received at the German Embassy in Kabul in presence of Vice-Foreign Minister Ershad Ahmadi and Chargé d’affaires, Oliver Owcza. The presence of the vice foreign minister underlines the high appreciation which the program enjoys in the Afghan foreign ministry.

At the decoration ceremony Foreign Minister Rassoul thanked Ambassador König for the “firm bond of friendship” between Germany and Afghanistan which Ambassador König strengthened.

Ambassador Rüdiger König receives Mir Masjidi Khan medal

Having completed three years as Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Afghanistan, Ambassador Rüdiger König received on August 12, 2013 the “Mir Masjidi Khan” medal from Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul. With this highest civilian honour President Kazai honoured Ambassador König’s achievements and successes in furthering the Afghan-German partnership.

Meeting of representatives of the High Peace Council and Ulemma Council of Afghanistan with President of the Federal Republic of German, Dr. h.c. Joachim Gauck

"German-Afghan Dialogue on Peace and Islam"

A high ranking delegation of Afghan religious leaders, led by the chairman of the Ulemma Council, Mr Qiauddin Kashaf, and representatives of the High Peace Council, led by second vice chairman Ataullah Lodin, travelled to Berlin from June 3 to 7 for an “German-Afghan Dialogue on Peace and Islam”.

Meeting of the Contact Group in Berlin

"Germany is committed to Afghanistan"

The International Contact Group on Afghanistan and Pakistan convened in Berlin on 14 May. This group comprises more than 50 states and organizations. Topics of the meeting included good governance and the long term support of the international community for the continued stabilization of Afghanistan.

The handover ceremony

Bridges connect

On 11 June 2013 representatives of the Embassy’s branch office in Kunduz handed over three bridges in Warsaj District in Takhar province in Northern Afghanistan to Afghan officials.

Important: "POLIO"


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.

Speech of Ambassador Jaeger at the German Unification Day

Speech of Dr. Spanta at the German Unification Day

Ambassador König's Interview with Afghan State Broadcaster RTA

(© German Embassy / RTA)

Ambassador König's Interview with Afghan State Broadcaster RTA

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.

Official Holidays/Closure in 2014

The Embassy and the Visa Section will be closed on the following German and Afghan holidays in 2014:

Visa requirements

Antragsformular Schengenvisum

We want to make your arrival in Germany as easy as possible. Here you can find all the information you need on applying for a visa, along with visa application form and embassy's leaflets concerning the different categories of visas as a PDF-file to download.


Pressekonferenz Merkel Westerwelle setzt Laufzeitverlängerung aus

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