1. Markus Potzel, neuer Botschafter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Afghanistan, übergab am 21.08.2014 seine Beglaubigungsurkunde an Staatspräsident Karsai Ambassador Markus Potzel
  2. Symbol picture - Mobile Smart Phone Mobile Version online!
  3. Kalender Online Appointment System
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.

Symbol picture - Mobile Smart Phone

Mobile Version online!

You can now surf the pages of www.kabul.diplo.de more easily while on the go with our new mobile verison for smartphones!


Online Appointment System

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 Consular and Visa Section of the German Embassy is open again.
Visa and passport applications can be handed in as long as you have booked an appointment through the website of the Embassy.
Unfortunately, there is no other possibility to book an appointment. The waiting period can not be shortened.
Requests for earlier appointments cannot be answered. We kindly ask for your understanding.
Due to ongoing construction works, there might be further disturbances.


As of October 05, 2015 you need to book an appointment in order to apply for a German passport.

Appointments can be booked, free of charge, through this website.
EVERY applicant needs their own appointment. This applies also to each minor child.
Please read the information regarding the application of German passport on this website carefully.

Symbolbild: 100 Jahre deutsch-afghanische Freundschaft

100 years of German-Afghan Friendship

100 years of German-Afghan Friendship During his visit to Kabul on Sunday, 30 August 2015, Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier attended a reception held at the Presidential Palace in celebr...

Steinmeier bei Ankunft

Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Afghanistan: a visit at a difficult time of transition

On Sunday (30 August), Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier travelled to Kabul amid a tense security situation. Talks with President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah focused on the future development of the country. Foreign Minister Steinmeier urged the government to press on with the intra‑Afghan reconciliation process and to continue to move closer to neighbouring Pakistan.

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.”

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.

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 …”


Pressekonferenz Merkel Westerwelle setzt Laufzeitverlängerung aus

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