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General Information

Visa appointments can only be booked through the online appointment system and not by phone or by email. We would like to point out that requests for special appointments have no chance of success. Please understand that we cannot answer special appointment requests. Please check our website regularly as there are always isolated cancelled dates and new dates are made available daily.

Each applicant needs an appointment of his/her own. If you are applying with children, each child must have their own appointment.

Booking an appointment is FREE OF CHARGE. The Embassy does not encourage bookings to be made through agencies or any other third party offering their services against payment of a fee. You will be held responsible for any misuse in your name. If the booking system is misused, the applicant will be blocked. No further bookings will be possible!

Admission to the visa section of the German Embassy in order to submit an application is only possible on presentation of a print-out of a valid appointment booking confirmation and a complete application.

Latecomers will not be admitted and incomplete applications will not be processed.

It is mandatory to provide the necessary information that is requested by the booking system (passport number, complete address. etc.). No correct, complete information - no admission. In these cases, a new booking has to be made.

The booking has to be made in the correct categories. If you made a booking in a wrong category, admission will not be granted and you have to also book a new, correct appointment.

Please cancel your appointment if you cannot make it. The confirmation e-mail provides a cancellation link. Incorrect bookings will not be changed by the visa section. The incorrect booking will have to be cancelled and a new booking has to be made.

Short term visa for a stay of up to 90 days within 180 days in the Schengen Area

Appointments for Schengen Visa and Airport Transit Visa (all travel purposes, except tourism)

  • visit relatives or friends
  • business trips
  • attend a conference/training
  • visit a trade fair
  • medical treatment
  • sports or other competitions

Appointments for Schengen Visa (tourism)

  • For mainly touristic purposes

Schengen Visa Group Appointments (only for groups of 5 or more applicants!) - Fridays only! Not for touristic purposes!

  • visit relatives or friends
  • business trips
  • attend a conference/training
  • visit a trade fair
  • sports or other competitions

Appointments for Schengen Visa (privileged groups, prior “walk-ins”)

  • Frequent travellers; these are applicants who have had two (2) Schengen visas within the last three (3) years or one (1) Schengen visa with a minimum validity of one (1) year within the last three (3) years or one (1) Schengen and one (1) visa from UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia or New Zealand in the last three (3) years. Please note that the visas have to be used and that the travel purpose needs to be a business purpose
  • Travellers with an invitation from the German Government, GIZ, KfW, DAAD or a German Political Foundation
  • Diplomatic and Service Passport Holders
  • Travellers on behalf of the Ghanaian/Liberian/Sierra Leonean Government (Note Verbale of the respective Ministry of Foreign Affairs required!)
  • Travellers for urgent medical treatment
  • Spouses of EU nationals and parents of minor EU nationals (for visits only!)
  • Delegates and speakers of UN conferences in Germany (this does not include participiants and observers)
  • Employees of German companies, both registered in Germany and Ghana travelling on official business

National Visa (long term stays of more than 90 days)

You have to book an appointment in this category, if you want to apply for a National Visa to stay in Germany for more than 90 days or take up permanent residence.

Students (CATEGORY A) / Scholarship Holders / Researchers

  • Master Students, who completed their Bachelor's Degree with First Class Honours
  • PhD Students
  • (Scientific) Research Stay in Germany
  • Scholarship Holders with a scholarship from a German or European institution, for example: DAAD, KAAD, Erasmus+)
  • students who successfully participated in the TestAS (score of 100 or higher)
  • students who successfully participated in an A1 German language exam (score of 80 or higher)

Students (Category B)

  • Bachelor students without TestAS and without A1 German language skills
  • Master students with degree less than First Class Honours

Employment / Vocational Training / Re-Entry and other

  • Employment
  • Vocational Training / Internship
  • Re-Entry after loss of passport/residence permit
  • family members of DAAD scholars/holders of Blue Card EU (if they are applying together with the spouse/parent or within 6 months after the spouses'/parents' application)
  • long-term medical treatment

Au-Pair / Voluntary Service

  • Au-Pair
  • Voluntary Service, independent of the provider

Family Reunion

  • Joining a spouse
  • Joining a parent
  • joining a German child
  • for intended marriage

Booking of an appointment

Here you find our online appointment system.


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