Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — Kapstadt

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COVID-19

With effect from Monday, 23.03.2020 the visa application procedure at the German General Consulate in Cape Town for Schengen visa and for German national visa will be stopped almost completely until further notice and the Visa Section will be closed for the public.

With effect from Thursday, 19.03.2020 the Visa Acceptance Centre at TLS in South Africa will not accept any visa applications.

Requests to accept visa applications with urgent need to travel ( e.g. because of medical emergency or due to a death in Germany) are to submitted exclusively per Mail at the following mail address:

Temporary travel restrictions for entries from outside the Schengen area

Germany has introduced travel restrictions for entries from outside the Schnegen area on March, 17.03.2020. All corresponding entries by plane or ship will be affected. E

Entry will be possible for German citizens and longterm German residence permit holders.

EU-citizens and citizens of Great Britain, Iceland, Lichstenstein, Norway and Switzerland and their family members will be allowed to transit through Germany to reach their home countries. The same will be apply for foreigners holding a residence permit in one of these countries.  Other people may be rejected entry, if they cannot provide proof of urgent reasons for their entry.

The Legal and Consular Section of the Consulate General Cape Town is now only working to a limited extent. Please note that due to the COVID 19 crisis, changes may occur at short notice.

 

We ask for your understanding

 

 

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National Visa / permanent residence

 

Thank you for your interest in working in Germany !

 

As a result of a change in the law, the requirements for the visa to start work will change on March 01, 2020.

Please note the following information and booking options.

Please choose between:

  • National Visa (all categories, only bookable until February 25th, 2020)
  • Employmentith approval of the Federal Employment Agency (approval must already be available)
  • Nationale visas in gernal ( Study, family reunion, Internship, etc.)

A National Visa is the right visa if you want to enter Germany for  work, study or live with your spouse or another family member.

Citizens of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the Republic of Korea and EU citizens can enter Germany without a visa and apply for their residence permit in Germany.

To apply for a visa, your passport must have at least two blank pages and it must have been issued within the last ten years. A passport that is older than ten years and has been renewed for a period of more than ten years from the date of issue cannot be accepted.

Visa applicants must provide their biometric data, including fingerprints and a digital photo. All documents relating to your visa application must be submitted in the original and 1 copy.

To apply for a residence permit, the German Consulate General works closely with the immigration authorities of the intended place of residence in Germany. For the granting of a residence permit, it is essential that we obtain the approval of the competent immigration office. The processing time can therefore vary from case to case depending on the Aliens Department. The standard processing time is 4-8 weeks.

Exception: Applications for taking up gainful employment. Here there are shortened processing times.

A residence visa is usually issued for a period of 90 days or 180 days. All visas entitle the holder to enter the Schengen countries.

The visa processing fee is 75 euros and is only payable in cash at the time of application (in ZAR, based on the daily exchange rate of the Consulate General).  Minors pay a reduced fee.

If your visa application is rejected or you withdraw your application, you will not receive a refund of the fee already paid.

  Please note that only one application can be processed per appointment. Families generally need one appointment per person.  Appointments are not transferable.  If an appointment is delayed by more than 15 minutes, a new appointment is required.

The Consulate General Cape Town is responsible for visa applicants resident in the Western Cape, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape. If you live outside these districts, please apply for your visa at the German mission responsible for you in Pretoria. If you would like to book an appointment due to a (family/medical) emergency in Cape Town, please contact us beforehand by email. Emergencies must always be proven.

Please make sure that you choose the right category, as we cannot consider appointments booked in the wrong category. If you book an appointment in the wrong category, it will be deleted without further notice.

Please note that appointments of applicants who are not from our administrative district must unfortunately be cancelled.

 More Information at: https://southafrica.diplo.de/sa-de/info-visaappl/494920

 

 Safety Instructions:

Consular clients may bring a bag to the waiting area.  The size of the permitted bag is: 35 cm/14 inch (length) x 30 cm/12 inch (height) x 20 cm / 8 inch (width).  Bags larger than this size are not permitted.

For security reasons, it is not permitted to bring mobile phones, laptops, tablets or similar electronic devices into the Consulate General. Visitors carrying unauthorized items will be denied access.

 The German Consulate has lockers for mobile phones.   Please take precautions to store all other items elsewhere before entering.

                                                                                                        

 Thank you for your understanding.

 

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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.

 

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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  https://southafrica.diplo.de/sa-en/sa-consular 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: rk-10@kaps.diplo.de

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: https://southafrica.diplo.de/sa-en/sa-consular/sa-basics/2192782. 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: rk-1@kaps.diplo.de

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

If you have any questions regarding inheritance law, please contact rk-11@kaps.diplo.de

 

 

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