1. Saarschleife Welcome to the German Embassy in Afghanistan
  2. Markus Potzel, neuer Botschafter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Afghanistan, übergab am 21.08.2014 seine Beglaubigungsurkunde an Staatspräsident Karsai Ambassador Markus Potzel
  3. Symbolbild Visum Online Visa Appointment System

Welcome to the German Embassy in Afghanistan

Markus Potzel, neuer Botschafter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Afghanistan, übergab am 21.08.2014 seine Beglaubigungsurkunde an Staatspräsident Karsai

Ambassador Markus Potzel

Ambassador Markus Potzel 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.

Symbolbild Visum

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.


The Visa Section will be closed on Monday, September 22nd and October 1st and 2nd, 2014.

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.

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.

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, 2013 for an “German-Afghan Dialogue on Peace and Islam”.

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.

Liberty Train –The Journey of Christian Bürger

"Liberty Train"

30 September 1989: Over 4,000 people squeeze into the gardens of the West German Embassy in Prague. The West German Foreign Minister Hans Dietrich Genscher addresses them: “We’re here today to tell you that today your emigration …”

Deutschland Blog » Liberty Train

Das Forum für Politik, Kultur und Wirtschaft

Sep 18, 2014 8:43 PM

The Event That Made History

Sep 16, 2014 9:47 PM

The Flow of Refugees Stops

Sep 14, 2014 9:00 PM

The Poison Does the Trick

Sep 11, 2014 9:00 PM

Looking Back

Sep 9, 2014 9:00 PM

Everyday Madness

Sep 7, 2014 8:04 PM

A Flood of Refugees

Sep 4, 2014 9:00 PM

A Taste of Freedom

Speech of Dr. Spanta at the German Unification Day

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.

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.


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