Tourism

Germany visa requirements for South Africans

Basic Travel Requirements for South Africans visiting
Germany

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to
apply for a German Visa.


  • A valid International passport which must have a validity of at least 6 months.
  • A copy of confirmed and purchased return flight ticket within the duration of the trip.
  • Two passport photographs (not older than 6 months) which meet the criteria for visa application.
  • A copy of completed visa application form signed by the applicant.
  • Bank statement for at least three months.
  • A valid travel insurance covering the total number of days you will be staying in Germany.
  • Proof of hotel reservation. If you are staying with a friend or relative, a copy of the person’s ID and passport should be presented at the Embassy.

Germany Visa for South Africans

Facts about Germany


Visiting Germany is a vacation worth taking for every traveler. Asides from being one of the safest travel destinations in the world, the country is rich in history, culture, outdoor activities, and of course its cities. The country is home to the world’s leading trade fairs, the ITB Berlin. Also, the Oktoberfest which takes place in Munich between September and October is one of the main events which draws a lot of tourists to the country. The Oktoberfest draws as much as 6 million tourists to the country yearly. Tourists in the country also have the liberty of engaging in winter sports like alpine skiing, snowboarding, bobsledding, and cross-country skiing in various regions in the country.
 
Germany is the ninth most visited country in the world. In 2012, over 30.4 million international tourists visited the country bringing over $38 billion in international tourism. The tourism industry is responsible for contributing 4.5% of the German GDP and provides 2 million jobs. The number of visitors is expected to increase significantly in the years to come.

On entry and exit to and from the country, foreigners are not allowed more than €10,000 or its equivalent.

Types of Germany Visa


Types of VisaProcessing TimeDuration of Stay
Tourist visa15 days180 days
Business visa15 days180 days
Transit visa5 working days12 hours
Medical visa15 days180 days
Student visa30 daysgreater than 180 days

General Requirements for Germany Visa


  • A valid International passport which must have a validity of at least 6 months.
  • A copy of confirmed and purchased return flight ticket within the duration of the trip.
  • Two passport photographs (not older than 6 months) which meet the criteria for visa application.
  • A copy of completed visa application form signed by the applicant.
  • Bank statement for at least three months.
  • A valid travel insurance covering the total number of days you will be staying in Germany.
  • Proof of hotel reservation. If you are staying with a friend or relative, a copy of the person’s ID and passport should be presented at the Embassy.

Germany Visa Fees


Tourist visa

60.00 (EUR)

Business visa

60.00 (EUR)

Transit visa

60.00 (EUR)

Medical visa

60.00 (EUR)

Student visa

75.00 (EUR)

Germany Visa Application Centres & Embassies in
South Africa


Pretoria

201 Florence Ribeiro Avenue Groenkloof Ext 3 0181

https://southafrica.diplo.de/sa-en/germanmissions/sa-embassy

[email protected]

012 427 8900