Visa - short term

According to the so-called Schengen agreement, a Schengen Visa entitles the holder to an accumulated stay of up to 90 days within a period of 6 months for 26 European Countries. Schengen Countries Bild vergrößern Schengen Countries (© German Embassy Pretoria)

Please submit your application for a Schengen Visa to the representative of the country which is your main destination - considering length and purpose of your intended stay. If no such main destination can be ascertained, please contact the representative of the country of your first entry into the Schengen Area.

Visa applicants residing in Uganda are entitled to apply at the German Embassy Kampala for a visa to the Federal Republic of Germany as well as to the Federal Republic of Austria and the Republic of Estonia, as the Embassy represents these two Schengen countries here in Uganda. If you are a legal resident of South Sudan you have to apply at the German Embassy in Kampala for a visa to Germany. Please note that the German Embassy is not the competent authority for South Sudan residents who would like to apply for a visa to Austria or Estonia.

Please make certain to review the visa requirements carefully and adhere to them, as this will save you valuable time and effort throughout the visa application process. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  The German Embassy reserves the right to ask for further supporting documents / information if needed.


Requirements for a Schengen Visa

If you want to travel to Germany on a short term basis, you need to apply for a Schengen Visa. No matter if you travel on business purposes, as a tourist or to see family or friends, you will find all requirements for visa application here.


Visa for medical treatment

If you are travelling to Germany in order to undergo medical treatment, please adhere to these requirements.

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Visa for holders of a diplomatic or official passport

Visa requirements for holders of a diplomatic or official passport.

Schengenvisum (Kurzzeitvisum)


Opening hours and contact details

Office Hours

Working Hours

Monday to Thursday:
07.30am – 04.00pm
07.30am – 01.00pm

Hours of the Visa and Consular Section

Monday to Friday:
08.00 - 11.00am (upon prior appointment only)

Calling Hours Visa Section:
Mon to Thu, 2-4pm

Book an online appointment

Please note: There could be waiting times for appointments, therefore we highly recommend that you book an appointment well-ahead in time.

Contact us

Please use the contact form below if you would like to send an email to the Ambassador, contact the visa section or any other of the individual sections.

Contact Form


Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
15, Philip Road, Kololo
P.O. Box 7016


Calling Hours for the visa section: Mon to Thu

Emergency Contact

In an emergency, you may contact a member of the German Embassy Kampala after office hours until midnight and on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 8:00 a.m. till midnight on the following mobile number:


Kindly note that this number is not for visa and scholarship inquiries.

00256-772-763 000 (for calls and text messages from outside Uganda)
0772-763 000 (for calls and text messages within Uganda)

Schengen visa to Austria and Estonia

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Visa applicants residing in Uganda have to apply at the German Embassy Kampala for a Schengen visa to Austria and Estonia. The general Schengen visa requirements apply and the procedure complies with the procedure for visa to Germany.

Visa Fees


The fee for a Schengen Visa is 60.00 Euro, payable cash in Uganda Shilling at the current exchange rate of the German Embassy. Reductions of fees as well as exemptions from the visa fee are possible for certain types of visas.

VISA - Frequently Asked Questions