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 space, Kenyan, Burundian, Eritrean and Somali nationals will require a visa. Seychellois nationals only need a visa for stays exceeding 90 days.
The German Embassy Nairobi is the competent visa authority for all applicants residing in Kenya and Somalia (short and long term visas), and the Seychelles, Burundi and Eritrea (long term visas only). 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).