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.
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.
On the loss of Richard von Weizsäcker
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.”
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.
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.
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.
„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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.