Visa for medical treatment

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.

The application form for a Schengen Visa and a list of requirements for medical treatment visa can be found as download files below.

The processing time for a visa application takes 15 working days. You are advised to apply accordingly in order to ensure a timely processing of the application. Applications can be submitted a maximum of three months before the travel date.

Please note that all applicants have to apply in person and only complete applications can be accepted.

If its confirmed that the medical treatment and recovery will take more than 90 days, applicants have to apply for a long stay visa.


  • Visa extensions within Germany are generally not possible.
  • Applicants may not apply for permanent residence in Germany while on this visa.
  • In case of a one-year or multiple year visa being issued, the period of stay in a Schengen must not exceed 90 days per half a year, this period of stay beginning with the first day of entry into the Schengen state.
  • The German Embassy reserves the right to ask for further supporting documents / information.
  • False or falsified documents will lead to refusal of visa and/ or further consequences.

Upon receiving the visa: Please check visa data for possible mistakes as soon as you receive your passport. Pay particular attention to the visa’s validity (start and end dates) with regards to the total duration of your planned stay. Also check the correct spelling of your name, as well as the number of entries you were granted. The visa section must be informed of possible mistakes immediately and cannot be held responsible for any problems that occur as a result of incorrect data or a missing signature in the travel document.

Biometrisches Passfoto

Biometric specifications for photos

High-quality photos are essential for the perfect reproduction of the image and are a prerequisite for using facial biometrics in ID documents. These sample photos show the features which ensure that photos are suitable for use in ID documents.

Medical Treatment Visa


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)

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