Visa requirements

Visa Enlarge image (© dpa / picture-alliance) We want to make your arrival in Germany and the Schengen area as easy as possible. Here you can find all the information you need on applying for a visa, along with an application form to download.


Please note that as of February 2014 all appointments for Visa applications must be booked online via the Visa Appointment System. Link below:

Schengenvisum

Appointment System for Visa Applications

Please click on the link below to book your appointment!

Simplified procedure for applicants for Schengen visas

We recommend applicants to fill in the visa application form online, and then take the completed and printed out form to the interview at the visa section where it can be scanned in electronically via a barcode. Please follow the Link:

Antragsformular Schengenvisum

Visa application form

Please follow the link to download the visa application form if you wish to fill it in by hand

Visa requirements

Antragsformular Schengenvisum

Visa Information System (VIS) - Mandatory Finger Printing

VIS - Visa Information System

As from 06 June 2013, the German Embassy Windhoek as well as the consular sections of all resident EU member States issuing Schengen visas will start to use the Visa Information System (VIS). For more information on the changes please follow the link:

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Fully implementing and accession countries

Schengen-Karte

Dark blue: Members
Cyan: country applying the Schengen Agreement, through a partnership with a country-member of the Schengen zone (Monaco)
Light blue: Signatories (signed but implementation pending)
Grey: Non-EU members interested in joining Schengen only