Consular Information

Visa requirements

We want to make your arrival in Germany as easy as possible. Here you can find all the information you need on applying for a visa, along with an application form as a pdf file to download.

Please note that for visa applications no appointments are required/given. However, groups of more than 5 need to make an appointment.

Passport applications upon appointment only.

Bankkonto

Opening a limited-withdrawal bank account

With a limited‑withdrawal bank account you can provide evidence during the visa application process that you have adequate financial resources.

Schengenvisum

New Schengen Representation for Switzerland and Luxemburg

Please note:

As of June 1st and October 1st, 2016, following the closure of the Visa Section at the French Embassy, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Gaborone has agreed to issue Schengen Visas for travel to Switzerland and Luxemburg. 

It should also be noted that holders of diplomatic and other official passports as well as other persons travelling to Switzerland and Luxemburg on official mission can only apply for a Schengen Visa at the German Embassy if they are citizens of the Republic of Botswana.

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Gaborone will now process applications for Schengen Visas for travel to the following eleven Schengen Countries: 

Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Luxemburg, Malta, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland

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Requirements for minors travelling through all Botswana ports of entry

PLEASE NOTE:

Effective from the 1st October 2016 minors travelling through the country's borders will be required to produce certified copies of unabridged birth certificates in addition to their valid passport. In the event that one parent is not travelling with the child, the other parent's affidavit consenting to such travel should be availed. However an affidavit will not be required if the father's name does not appear on the child's birth certificate.

Requirements for Minors Travelling Through all Botswana Ports of Entry [pdf, 132.45k]

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Note: Report of birth to obtain German citizenship abroad

Affected are those who were born outside of the limits of the Federal Republic of Germany and whose parents were also born abroad after the December 31st of 1999, if their habitual residence is not Germany. Children with these characteristics will not automatically obtain German nationality by birth anymore. Exceptions to this general rule are possible in cases of imminent statelessness.

Consular Information

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Centre for German Legal Information

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The Centre for German Legal Information offers you a comprehensive and freely accessible database on German law. It brings together legislation, translations of court decisions, articles and other law-related documents in a searchable and categorised form

German National Tourist Board (DZT)

Germany - The travel destination

Tourist information on holidaying in Germany, conference venues, shopping or ideas for young people: consult the German National Tourist Board website for all this – and much, much more!