The Embassy is pleased to announce that a waiting list for Somali applicants for national visa has been implemented. It is now possible to register via the online appointment system. Available dates for the application will be filled out of this list in the order of registration.Please understand that due to the high demand, a longer waiting time until the actual date allocation has to be expected.
Please take notice: From 1st of December 2017 Kenyan citizens are subject to a consultation procedure between the Schengen States. The minimum time for processing Schengen applications therefore rises to 10 days.
Travelling or planning a trip to Germany and need a visa? Business, leisure or longer stays: whatever the purpose of your visit, carefully read through the information in this section to ensure a smooth visa application process.
To enter Germany and the Schengen area, Kenyan, Burundian, Eritrean and Somali nationals will require a visa. Seychellois nationals only need a visa for stays exceeding 90 days.
List of all countries whose citizen require a visa to enter Germany
The German Embassy Nairobi is the competent visa authority for short term (Schengen visas) and long term visas (national visas) all applicants residing in Kenya and Somalia.
Long term visa applicants residing in Eritrea, Burundi and Seychelles also apply from the German Embassy Nairobi.
Short term visa applicants (Schengen Visa) residing in Seychelles (third country nationals) need to apply at the German Embassy in Nairobi as the competent visa section.
Short term visa applicants (Schengen Visa) residing in Burundi need to apply at the Belgian Embassy in Bujumbura as the competent visa section for German Schengen visa applicants.
Short term visa applicants (Schengen Visa) residing in Eritrea need to apply at the Italian Embassy in Asmara as the competent visa section for German Schengen visa applicants.
The visa applicants residing in South Sudan must apply at the German Embassy Kampala, Uganda.
Please note that you have to reside in one of those countries for more than six months in order to be eligible to apply with the Embassy in Nairobi.
Visa appointments can only be obtained online. When applying, make sure you have all required documents and duly filled-in forms. Applications can only be made in person (exceptions for Frequent Travellers).
Please do not send original documents (invitation letters, certificates etc.) to the Embassy before the Visa appointment took place. The inviting person/company/university should send it directly to you and you should bring it at the day of your appointment to the Embassy.