Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — Nairobi

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Schengen Visa (Kurzzeit)

Shortterm Visa for the period of up to 90 days within the Schengen Area.

This Visa has to be applied for in cases of:

- touristic visit

- visit of relatives, friends, etc.

- business trips

- academical and professional courses (up to 90 days)

- athletic competitions

- medical treatments

- events for artists, musicians

- student and school exchanges

- conferences and fairs


Consular Affairs

 Passport applications (Passanträge)

- renewal of German passports

- German ID

- change of place of residence


Consular Affairs (Konsularangelegenheiten)

- Certifications of signatures and copies (for example for name declarations without a passport application, declarations of consent, certficates of good conduct etc.)

- Pension matters


First time passport applications (Erstpassanträge)

- application for the first German passport


National Visa (Long Term) Appointments from 03 Jan 2022

National Visa for taking up permanent residence in Germany for example for:

- Family Reunion with spouses or of minor children with their parents

- Marriage

- Studies, also incl. Language Courses (longer than 90 days)

- Work or Job Training

- Voluntary Social Year

- Au Pair



Dear Sir or Madam,

due to the still ongoing pandemic, application appointments cannot be offered to the same extent as pre-Covid-19.

Due to technical issues, it might be possible to book appointments in categories for which no applications can currently be accepted. These bookings will be canceled by the Embassy.


You can find current information at


National visa during Covid-19 Pandemic

Applications for visa for long-term stay for:

- Students

- Employment (if you already have an employment contract; no bookings for Au Pair, Voluntary Service, Job Seeker)

- Spouses of Germans and residents in Germany (not of refugees or people with protective status)

- Children of residents in Germany (not of refugees or people with protective status)

- Parents of minor, single German citizens