Welcome to the German Embassy Kampala
"Herzlich Willkommen" to the German Embassy! In Uganda you would probably say "Tukusanyukidde", "Apwoyo bino" or "Karibu".
On our Website, we want to provide you with information on Germany, German - Ugandan relations, the activities of German Institutions in Uganda as well as the services of the Embassy for Ugandan and German citizens.
Enjoy our website.
In order to apply for a Schengen visa you need to book an appointment through our online appointment system. For notarial acts, birth registration and marriage certificates, first-time applications for a passport, applications for long term visas as well as group appointments (5 persons minimum) please arrange an appointment via email.
We kindly ask you to carefully study the information regarding the procedures provided on our website.
More information about the new appointment system
A group of newly arrived EIRENE volunteers visited the embassy on 7 August together with the EIRENE volunteer coordinator in Uganda, Beate Ringwald. The volunteers are joining partner institutions in different places of Uganda including Jinja, Kampala, Masaka, Mbale and Mbarara for up to one and a half years. They will mainly work with children and youth, as well as with street children and people living with disabilities.
The Heads of Missions of the EU Member States, the EU Delegation and Norway are happy to announce that the EU Human Rights Defenders Award 2014 is shared among three outstanding individuals that promote and protect universally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms: Mr. Mohammed Ndifuna, Chief Executive Officer Human Rights Network Uganda (HURINET Uganda), Ms. Gladys Canogura, Executive Director of Kitgum Women Peace Initiative (KIWEP), Ms. Christine Alalo, Head Uganda Police Child and Family Protection Unit.
EU Human Rights Defenders Award 2014 shared among three outstanding individuals
On June 27, the Association of Ugandan German Alumni (AUGA) held a farewell dinner in honor of Dr. Mirjam Gille, the outgoing Representative of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Lecturer for German Studies at Makerere University. The Association of Ugandan German Alumni was re-established in 2012 and its members have studied or researched in Germany, Uganda or an African third-country with the support of a German scholarship awarding organization, mainly DAAD, the world’s largest organization dedicated to promoting academic cooperation.
Association of Ugandan German Alumni (AUGA) bids farewell to DAAD Representative
This year’s German Language Festival was opened by Mr. Joachim Düster, Chargé d’affaires at the German Embassy Kampala and Ms. Neumbe Anne Magomu, Head of the Language Department at Trinity College Nabbingo, with the theme “Living Creatively and Eco-friendly with German!” (‘Ja, kreativ und Ökofreundlich mit Deutsch leben!’). The festival that was organized by the German Embassy Kampala and the Ugandan German Cultural Society / Goethe-Zentrum Kampala(UGCS/GZK) took place at Trinity College Nabbingo on 22nd July 2013.
Uganda festival links German language and the environment
German Ugandan sports cooperation existing since more than four decades
On 21 June, Mr. Joachim Düster, Chargé d’affaires at the German Embassy, invited Ugandan representatives from the field of sports to the German Ambassador’s Residence for a fruitful exchange on sports in Uganda and the German Ugandan sports cooperation. William Blick, President of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) thanked the German government for its continued support in the field of sports highlighting the long standing cooperation between Germany and Uganda since more than four decades. The guests later joined the German community that had gathered in the garden of the Ambassador’s Residence for the viewing of the exciting match Germany against Ghana organized by the German Embassy.
Theatre play 'Pension Schöller' performed by German speaking theatre group a big success
On 20 and 22 June, the German speaking theatre group successfully performed the theater play ‘Pension Schöller’ at the Goethe Zentrum Kampala / Ugandan German Cultural Society (GZK/UGCS). The play is based on the original by Wilhelm Laufs and Carl Jacoby from 1890 and was directed by Dr. Mirjam Gille (DAAD), Kamila Krygier (AGEH) and Lena Fritsch (GZK /UGCS). ‘Pension Schöller’ was already the second play by the German theatre group which is composed of German language students and German native speakers. The performance was supported by a small grant from the German Embassy.
The German cabinet decided on May 21 on the new Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa drafted by the German Foreign Office. The guidelines summarise the context, principles and focuses of Germany’s Africa policy.
Germany's Africa Policy