Going to Germany? Not only will this website help you find out which category of visa you require for Germany, but it will also guide you through the application process, inform you on the specific requirements and allow you to download the relevant application forms free of charge.
You can also find information on German passports and further consular services offered by the German Embassy Kampala.


Appointment System for Visa and Consular Affairs

In order to apply for a visa, notarial acts, birth registration, marriage certificates and/or applications for a passport you need to book an appointment through our online appointment system. We kindly ask you to carefully study the information regarding the procedures provided on our website.

Antragsformular Schengenvisum

Visa - short term (Schengen)

Are you planning a short term visit to Germany? Do you want to visit a friend in Germany, attend a business meeting or need medical treatment? Here you can find information on the application process and required documents for a Schengen Visa.

Working in Germany

Visa - long term

Are you planning to take up employment or your studies in Germany? Then please read the following information on requirements for long term visas for the Federal Republic of Germany.

German passport


The following webpages contain only the most important information about German passports and are meant for the very few German citizens who do not speak German. Please check the German version of this webpage for complete information about German passports.


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, Passport, Legal


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)

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Schengen Representations in Kampala

Here you can download a list that shows you which embassy or consulate to turn to if the country you want to travel to is not represented in Kampala.


Documents from Third Countries

Certificates or documents issued from a country where legalisation or Apostille is done, must be presented at the point of application in this already legalized or Apostille form. Do contact the respective German Embassy in the country where the documents were issued for further information on this.

Language of Documents

All documents that are not issued in German, French or English, must be presented with an original translation that was done by a recognized translator from Germany.