1. Kind mit Tauben “Open letter” on the completion of the ISAF mission
  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
Kind mit Tauben

“Open letter” on the completion of the ISAF mission

Joint press release of the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Federal Ministry of Defence and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

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.

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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.


Due to construction works, the Passport and Visa Section of the Embassy will be closed from Thursday, August 27 2015 for several weeks.
In the meantime we cannot accept passport or visa applications and we cannot proceed certification of signatures or copies.
If you have already booked a visa appointment, you have been informed about the change of the date by email.
Regular appointments can probably be booked from November on.
Requests for appointments and concerning your applications cannot be answered. We kindly ask for your understanding.

Richard von Weizsäcker

On the loss of Richard von Weizsäcker

Germany is mourning the loss of Richard von Weizsäcker – a man, a politician and a statesman who did great things for the way Germany is seen throughout the world.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Speech by Federal Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier to the German Bundestag at the first reading of the motion on the deployment of German armed forces to participate in the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission

Mr President! Dear colleagues! In early 2002 two German reporters visited Afghanistan to ascertain the state of the country following its liberation from the Taliban. They entered the country from the north via the border with Tajikistan. At the border the customs officer took his leave of the two journalists with the words, “Enjoy the Middle Ages.”

Students in Humboldt University's "Audimax" auditorium

The University of Kabul and the Liszt School of Music Weimar sign Memorandum of Understanding on joint research activities

In the presence of the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the German Embassy Mr. Erik Kurzweil, the Chancellor of the Kabul University, Prof. Dr. Habibullah Habib, and the Chancellor of the Liszt School of Music Weimar/Germany, Mrs. Christine Gurk, signed on 25 October 2014 a Memorandum of Understanding.

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”.

Progress report on Afghanistan

At a demonstration in Kabul

The purpose of the German Government’s progress reports is to provide information to the German Bundestag. They describe the current situation in the country, outline the international engagement and provide an overview of forthcoming events. Germany is and will remain one of Afghanistan’s most important partners.

Working, training and studying in Germany

Studierende mit Laptop

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

25 years of German unity – in 2015, Germany celebrates the 25th anniversary of reunification.

The special feature on “25 years of German unity” in the current issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and the corresponding dossier on the deutschland.de website do not only present background articles and interviews looking back on what has been achieved, but also and above all they focus on the present in Germany today. Prominent figures say what they associate with Germany, a reporter travels along the Elbe and explains the changes since 1990, and a walk through Berlin presents the German capital as an international laboratory of creativity.


Topical video collection on deutschland.de

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 …”

Address, Contacts & Office Hours

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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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