Visas and entries

Pässe mit verschiedenen Visa

Pässe mit verschiedenen Visa, © Colourbox


Welcome to Germany!

Informations on applying for a visa

Processing of visa applications

Visas can currently only be issued if the intended entry is absolutely necessary. The circumstances under which entry is considered to be absolutely necessary are explained in German, English and French on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community under the heading Coronavirus – FAQs and answers, and then under “Travel restrictions/border control”.







General Information for applicants from Gambia and Guinea-Bissau

Nationals of Senegal, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau need a visa in order to enter Germany. Citizens of Cape Verde Islands also need a visa for entry into Germany. The Embassy in Dakar is temporarily also processing visa applications by citizens of Cape Verde Islands.
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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Visa Navigator © Colourbox

Which visa do I need for Germany?

I want to travel to Germany as a tourist, on business, for my studies, to work, or to join family members who live there.

Which visa should I apply for?

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