thank you very much for your interest in an extended stay in the Federal Republic of Germany on a Residence Permit.
If you reside in South Africa and are staying in the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape or Western Cape you have to submit your visa
application to the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Cape Town. If you are a non-South African citizen, you
are kindly asked to provide proof of your South African residence permit.
We request that you take advantage of our Online Appointment Booking System.
Please visit http://www.visa-germany.co.za/ or call: 0861 – 00 22 45
Applications must be submitted in person and may not be submitted by courier, regular post, fax or e-mail.
The fee for a residence permit is the equivalent of €60.00. The fee has to be paid in cash and in South African Rands upon
application. Please refer to our website www.capetown.diplo.de for the applicable rate or exceptions.
Please note, that only complete applications can be processed. In order to ensure that your application can be processed without delay,
please submit the following documents in the original: incl./miss.
Two duly completed forms „Application for a Residence Permit“ (please ensure that you sign the form)
• A valid passport with at least two blank pages and valid for at least another six months
(please ensure that your passport is signed)
Two recent passport photographs according to biometric specifications
(for further details regarding biometric specifications of photos please refer to the sample tables on our homepage)
Two declarations on true and complete information in accordance with § 55 Residence Act, signed and dated
The applicant may, upon application, not have completed his/her 25th year of age
Please also submit the following documents in original and two A-4-size photocopies for the
documents that you would like r