Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — Kapstadt

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Visa Appointment

ATTENTION: The Consulate General Cape Town is moving !

For this reason the Consulate General Cape Town is closed from 23.10.2019 to 01.11.2019.

In urgent cases please contact the German Embassy in Pretoria.

From 04.11.2019 you will find us in the same building, but then on the 6th floor in new rooms.

 Thank you very much for your understanding.



Thank you for your interest in visiting Germany!

On the next page, you will be asked if you want to apply for a “Schengen Visa” or a “Residence Visa”.

          A Schengen visa is for short trips, including tourism and business trips, visits to friends or family in Germany, and airport transit.

          A Residence visa is the correct visa if you intend to move to Germany in order to work or study there, or to live there with your spouse or other family member.


Please make sure that you choose the correct category, as we cannot honor appointments that have been booked in the wrong category. If you are unsure, please send us an email to before booking a wrong appointment by mistake.

If you book an appointment in the wrong category, it will be deleted without further notification.

Please be aware that you need to book one appointment for every person in your party.

In order to avoid waiting times for our customers, please book only one appointment per applicant. Please note that the German Consulate General will cancel your appointments, in case you book more than one appointment or the wrong category and that in this case we will not accept your application.

Additional important information will be sent automatically to you via email after you have successfully booked an appointment.



German Passport/ID-Card

Welcome to the online booking system of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Cape Town

Appointments to apply for a German passport.



Consular matters

 On the next page you can book appointments for the following consular matters:


I.                    Family Matters

  • Name declarations
  • Registration of a birth
  • Registration of a marriage abroad

Before booking an appointment, please read the information provided on our website and ensure to provide the relevant form duly completed as well as the required documents listed on the website as originals including two full sets of copies.


For other family matters, e.g. recognition of adoption, kindly read the information on our website and contact us with further questions via e-mail to:

Please note: This is not a passport appointment!


II.                  German Citizenship

  • Determination of Citizenship
  • Naturalization process
  • Retention approvol (Beibehaltungsgenehmigung)
  • Retention, discharge and waiving of German citizenship

Please familiarize yourself in advance with the procedure and documents to be submitted on our website: Please bring the required documents in the original including two sets of copies as well as the completed application form to your appointment.


Questions (appointments) on citizenship law:

If you have any questions regarding citizenship law or wish to book an appointment, please contact:

Questions (appointments) on inheritance law (certificates of inheritance):

If you have any questions regarding inheritance law, please contact