Please note that there are currently still considerable waiting times when booking visa appointments!
These are the main reasons for the shortage of appointments:
1. The trip is planned at too short notice
Visas can be applied for up to six months before the planned trip.
2. Appointments lapse because booked appointments are not cancelled or people do not show up on time.
3. Mainly incomplete documents are submitted, so that the application cannot be accepted or processed further.
Ensure that you are able to present all the documents mentioned on the checklists, completely and in the order mentioned.
4. The embassy does not only issue Schengen visas for the main travel destination Germany, but also for the main travel destination in the following Schengen states:
If your main destination is in one of these countries above, you can also contact their Embassy in South Africa in order to apply for a visa there.
The embassy has no influence on this. You will make a significant contribution to improving the appointment situation if you book your visa appointment early, arrive on time and bring complete documentation.
Namibian and other non-EU nationals need a visa in order to enter Germany. The type of visa you require depends on how long you plan to stay. The Visa Navigator helps you to find out, which visa is the right one for you.
For further information see below.
Which visa do I need for Germany?
For short-term stays less than 90 days.
For long-term stays of more than 90 days. Please apply for this kind of visa directly at the German Embassy Windhoek.
For Official and Diplomatic passport holders, visa application requirements are different. For further information, download the info sheet.
Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about moving to, and taking up employment in, Germany as a skilled worker.
Applicants can accelerate their visa application procedures by filling in their application beforehand. Please print out the filled in form and bring it with you when having your appointment. Find the links here:
New rules for the immigration of skilled workers to Germany entered into force in early 2020. The new law extends the opportunities for qualified professionals from outside the European Union to come to work in Germany.
Starting from 1 January 2018, the German Embassy Windhoek will no longer issue declaratory visas for German-Namibian dual citizens.
Here you can find general information of the German Federal Foreign Office on visa matters.
There are many occasions when you may need information from the Customs. Perhaps when you are travelling, when you are at school or university abroad, when you order something on the Internet, or when you take up employment.