Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — Kabul Visa

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long-term visas for Afghan applicants

On the following pages you can register on the waiting list for an appointment for a long-term visa application. This includes all stays exceeding 90 days, e.g. for the following purposes:

  • family reunion to spouses, children and other family members
  • study
  • language courses with a duration of stay of 90 days or longer
  • employment
  • re-entry
  • other purposes with a duration of stay of 90 days or longer

ویزه شنگن (الی مدت 90 روز مانند ویزه تجارت، بازدید اقارب ویا سیاحت) - ویزه دراز مدت نمی باشد /Schengen visa (up to 90 days), e.g. business visa/visa for family visit (NO LONG-TERM VISA)

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ویزه شنگن ویا (ویزه کوتاه مدت ویزه شنگن الی مدت 90 روز مانند ویزه تجارت، بازدید اقارب ویا سیاحت) - ویزه دراز مدت نمی باشد


Short-term visa up to 90 days, e.g. business visa/visa for family visit (NO LONG-TERM VISA)  

Application in Islamabad

In order to apply for a visa for the Schengen states you need an appointment.

The online appointment system offers you a convenient way to book a suitable appointment for you and ensures that the process of applying for a visa will be as easy as possible. It also helps the Embassy to direct the flow of applicants so that long waiting times can be reduced.

Before booking an appointment online, please read the information concerning visa applications on the Embassy's website carefully. Information on the required documents as well as the application forms can also be found on this website:

Please note that incomplete applications cannot be processed: Your application will be given back to you in order to complete. This is free of charge. A new appointment will be necessary after you completed your application. If you insist on handing in your application it will probably be rejected because it is not testable.

It is not permitted to reserve multiple appointment dates for one person. You can only book a new appointment three days after cancelling your old one or three days after the date of your last appointment at the Visa Section. Please only book an appointment when you are sure that you can really come to the Embassy on that day. If you cannot appear at the Embassy for your appointment, please cancel it beforehand. This will help the Embassy to offer every applicant the earliest appointment possible.

Especially during summer, there might be a considerable waiting period of several weeks for an appointment. Therefore, please make your booking well in advance. Visa applications should be handed well ahead of your desired travel time. It is possible to apply for your Schengen visa up to three month in advance of your journey.

The processing time for short-term visa applications will usually take about ten (10) days after handing in the application. Airport Transit visa applications take about two to three working days.

Booking an appointment can be done quickly and conveniently by yourself. This service is offered free of any charge. If desired, an appointment can also be booked by a trusted third party (e.g. the person inviting you or your business partner in Germany etc.)

You can see vacant appointment dates in the calender view, where you can select and book the desired appointment (either the earliest one or at a later time/date of your own choice). You have to choose a date and a timeframe (e.g. from 08:00 to 10:00 am). It is not possible to get earlier appointments than shown online. Appointments can be booked up to 14 weeks in advance. Appointment requests by telephone and email will not be answered.  Please appear at the Embassy  on time at the beginning of your timeframe (e.g. latest at 8:00 am for a timeframe from 08:00 to 10:00 am). Otherwise entry cannot be granted in order to avoid longer waiting times for the other applicants. Entrance will be denied if you booked an appointment for a wrong (visa) category.

All the required information for the booking process must be entered according to your passport and in latin letters. You have to enter a valid email address. You will receive a reservation confirmation by email.

On the day of your appointment, the application can generally only be submitted in person.

Group bookings for families are allowed for up to four persons.

You have to enter your correct PASSPORT NUMBER (in older Afghan passports consisting of letters and six or seven digits, in the new, machine readable Afghan passports consisting of the letter O and several digits). Otherwise, entry will not be granted.

Please also double-check that you enter your correct email address in the booking process. You need the email-confirmation for access to the Visa Section or to cancel your booking. If you do not state your correct email address and do not receive a confirmation, you will have to wait until the booked appointment plus 2 additional weeks before a new booking can be done.

If you would like to book an appointment for a Schengen visa please press "continue"