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Application information

Jurisdiction

TLScontact only accepts ordinary passports and travel documents.
For all official passports (diplomatic, service and special), applications must be submitted at the Embassy directly.

Applications processed by TLScontact


By agreement with the German Diplomatic Mission in South Africa Schengen visa applications are processed at the TLScontact centre.

Short stay visa (Schengen visa) for not more than 90 days for the following purposes:

  1. Family visit;
  2. Business;
  3. Tourism.

Each mission in South Africa covers a specific geographic region. You are allowed to apply at different TLScontact visa application centres depending on the consular district of your residence.

Embassy in Pretoria


The Consular district of Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga as well as Lesotho, Mauritius and Eswatini can only apply at the TLScontact Visa application centres in Bloemfontein, Centurion or Durban.

Consulate General in Cape Town


The Consular district Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape as well as St Helena can only apply at the TLScontact Visa application centres in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

The TLScontact procedure is not compulsory. Applicants can apply at the German Diplomatic Mission in South Africa to submit their applications with prior appointment.

Applications processed directly by the German Diplomatic Mission in South Africa


Long stay visa (more than 90 days) for the following purposes:

  1. Employment;
  2. Study;
  3. Au Pair;
  4. Family reunification.

For more information, please visit the Website of the German Diplomatic Mission in South Africa.