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.
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
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?