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Visa to Germany from Nairobi, Kenya

Germany is the country, officially Federal Republic of Germany. German refers to the people. : ) We are now done with the semantics :).  So we say the German Embassy Nairobi and not Germany embassy in Nairobi.

Kenyan passport holders wishing to travel to Germany can now book visa application appointments online. This is a new system that was introduced in 2010 that is deemed  to help make Germany visa application much easier.

You also need to select your category of Visa accordingly. The visa categories include national or long term visa (marriage visa, au-pair visa, study  visa), and Schengen visa / short term visa.

Short term visa applicants are allowed to book appointments at the earliest 90 days before their departure through the electronic booking system. Please note that visa appointments can only be obtained online (exceptions for Frequent Travelers, diplomats and Note Verbale holders).

Procedure for visa application 

If you are applying for  short term visa – going to Germany for less than 90 days) you apply for the Schengen visa

If you are going to Germany for more than 90 days, you apply for the National visa.

Documents and requirements for Germany visa

Use the checklists above for a complete list of documents you need for each visa type.

Valid passport
Two biometric identical passport size photographs (3.5cm x 4.5 cm)
Invitation letter
German language competence is required for long term visa applicants
MEDICAL INSURANCE for the duration of stay, with minimum cover of EUR 30,000 an valid for the whole Schengen area.
Tourist visa require a hotel booking and itinerary
Evidence of adequate financing/  Proof of income / letter from employer
VISA FEE paid CASH in KSH or international CREDIT CARD in EUR (Visa or MasterCard)

Requirements for long term German visa

Click on the links for the visa requirements checklist: Au pair visa requirements (pdf), Family reunion visa checklist, Marriage visa, Studies visa, Voluntary service, and Work permit visa.

How to book an appointment for German visa

Its important to note that the online visa appointments shall be made for each applicant – one appointment per applicant. Hence, you are advised to enter each name for each visa-applicant in order to verify your booking.

Book German visa appointment online

Once you have booked an appointment successfully, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours

For more FAQs on Germany visa application go to  German Embassy Website

Location of the German Embassy in Nairobi 

The German embassy Nairobi consular section is located at Ludwig Krapf House, Riverside Drive 113, Nairobi. If you are using a matatu board 48B at Latema road.  

More on visa requirements for Kenyan passport holders:
Visa to America (USA)
Visa to Australia
Visa to Brazil
Visa to China
Visa to Dubai
Visa to Turkey
Visa to Spain (Schengen Visa)

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28 thoughts on “Visa to Germany from Nairobi, Kenya

  • How long does it take for one to be given a visa after the visa appointment date?

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  • cornelius

    will you assist Ahmed on visa application same repetition on the line of call,,,0720426214

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  • NANCY OCHIENG

    Hey,i have cancelled my visa interview appointment date and now i cant apply for any other date.Im told that the same credentials still exist in the system. What can i do?

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  • Kindly assist me to go and volunteers in germany rhanks

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  • Is it a must to have an obligation letter accompany your application for visa even when the host has given bank statements? Thankyou

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  • MABEL ADEMA KARANI

    GOOD EVENING,
    MY NAME IS MABEL, I HAVE BEEN POSTED TO THE KENYA MISSION BERLIN.I HAVE TWIN GIRLS WHO ARE TWO AND HALF YEARS OLD.I WILL REQUIRE A NANNY TO ACCOMPANY ME TO MY NEW DUTY STATION. WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS.

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    • Maxmillah achieng odhiambo

      Am here in Kenya,I want to come and assist you

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  • KINDLY BOOK me for earlier visa appointment on 28th May 2018. Im supposed to Travel on 2nd June for a conference in Berlin and return after one week. There ia no appointment slot at the moment. Ive tried calling German Embassy in Nairobi but in vain.

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  • Maureen Chelangat

    Hello i would like to travel to Germany on 10th June. Kindly help me make an appointment on 28th May please.
    How do i go about it?

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  • Wendy Chepchirchir

    My name is Wendy, I would like to visit Germany in June using visit visa .Kindly give me details on how to apply and give me an appointment on 27th May if it’s possible. Thanks.

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  • Peace.
    I am not able to apply on line the visa. It always hangs . What should I do? should I fill the hard copy of visa application?

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  • Maurice Nyunja Otieno

    I am a negotiater for Kenya for the UNFCCC and a regular participant in COP meetings in Bonn Germany.The 48 SBSTA is going on in Bonn Germany.The meeting starded yesterday 30th April until 10th may 2018.

    My 2 year regular traveller sengein Visa expired on the october 2016. I could not travel in subsequent periods because of the ban and lack of resources from the Government.

    I am an employee of NEMA Kenya for many years and married with a family , participating in COP negotiations for Kenya government.

    I came to the Embassy on monday at 2.00pm to renew my VISA under frequent flier provision. I was nominated to attend by the governent and I was ready with all the requirements since I was planning to fravel on the 2nd may 2018.Unfortunately I was not allowed to come in and present my case.

    I am writting to be considered for a quick approval so that I can travel to Bonn to participate in the SBSTA ,SBI and APA meeting I have all the requirements.

    Kindly consider

    Maurice Nyunja Otieno

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  • Peninah N Chege

    I booked an appointment for 8 th May 2018; please confirm for me the timings.

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  • I need to travel to Germany for vacation plizz help to book an appointment

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    • Abed Musyoki

      am travel consultant working with travel africa tours and travel . I can assist you book the appointment and filling the forma.

      kindly call: +710813771 or
      email: [email protected]

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      • Alice Neri Kamau

        Hello, I’m Alice I need to know how to fill the forms for visa,I need to visit German for just one week then I go to USA, can you please help me ? Thanks

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  • Hallo…as m Ali Kenyan born I would kindly request for a German medical visa.
    thanks.
    looking forward to hear from you

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  • WINNIE WANJIRU MAINA

    My name is Winnie, I would like to travel to Germany for a visit in July — August 2018. I wish to book for an appointment for visa application.

    Thanks….

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  • Hi…kindly assist the process of booking visa appointment i cant find the omline booking.am away from Nairobi

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  • james wasungui

    i would like to book an appointment for 20th september morning for to travel for permance in germany

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  • evans o .okongo

    i would like to book for an appointment on 27th august to be able to travel on 6th sept your assistant will be highly appreciated

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    • Hello Okongo
      go to this site
      follow the instructions. For your case i think the first option will do.

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  • michael owugo

    i would like to book an appointment for 27th august morning for to travel for a performance in Germany

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    • Hello Owugo
      go to this site
      follow the instructions. For your case i think the first option will

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      • Mary Pflug Ngugi

        I kindly request a study Visa for my Son (Mark Mureithi Kariuki. He is will be 24yrs old this November. My Husband is ready to sponser him for that. He wish to do Mechatronic .Help me how to go about it. Thanks in Advance

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        • Get the Germany institute to send you the admission letter. After this, you will be able to book an appointment at the embassy.

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