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Welcome to Germany!

Processing of visa applications

Lifting of COVID-19-related restrictions for entry into Germany with effect as of Saturday, 11 June 2022, 12pm/0.00h CET

From Saturday, 11 June 2022, 12pm/0.00h CET, all COVID-19-related restrictions for entry into Germany will preliminarily be lifted. From that date, travel from Senegal to Germany will be permitted for all travel purposes (including tourism and visits). For entry into Germany no proof of vaccination, recovery or testing is required any longer.

Visas as required for entry into Germany may be applied for with the German Embassy in Dakar for all travel purposes. Due to the high demand delays may occur in the issuing of visas.

General Information for applicants from Gambia and Guinea-Bissau

Nationals of Senegal, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau need a visa in order to enter Germany.
The type of visa you require depends on how long you plan to stay. Are you planning a short visit to Germany, e.g. for a holiday? Or would you like to stay longer, e.g. to attend university?

Which visa do I need for Germany? Which visa should I apply for? Get the right visa Visa Navigator

Please choose how long you are planning to stay. 

Short stay (maximum of 90 days, e.g. for a holiday or business trip)

Long stay (more than 90 days, e.g. to attend university, work or join a family member in Germany)

Where to apply for a visa? 

NEW: The German Embassy Dakar offers a telephone hotline pertaining to visa related general information mondays and wednesdays from 14.00 p.m to 15.00 p.m.: +221 33 889 4810 (no questions to the state of affairs of visa applications please!).

Fraud alert: There is NO e-visa. All visas have to be applied and paid for IN PERSON at the German Embassy Dakar

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