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Many of our services are subject to a fee. Find information on the amount and the payment options.

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The fees we charge are stipulated in German law, for example in the Passport Act or the Regulations on Fees for Services Abroad. Fees are set in Euro and will be converted into South African Rand (ZAR) according to the Embassy's exchange rate.

Fees are payable in cash in Rand (ZAR) or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard)

Please note that for technical reasons, failures in credit card payments may sometimes occur.

Credit cards will be charged in Euro from Germany and additional bank charges may apply. Please ensure that the security measures of your bank do not prohibit credit card charges from abroad. At the Consulate General in Cape Town, credit card payments can only be offered for minimum amounts of 30,- Euros.

If you visit an Honorary Consul, special provisions and additional charges apply, read here

Passport Fees

Are you not resident in the German Missions consular district or do you retain a German place of residence? Then the increased fee including surcharge for applications out of jurisdiction apply to you.

normal
with out of jurisdiction surcharge

Biometric passport with 32 pages
(applicants aged 24 years and older)

81,- Euro
141,- Euro
Biometric passport with 32 pages
(applicants under 24 years)
58,50 Euro
96,- Euro
Temporary passport
39,- Euro
65,- Euro
Childrens' passport
26,- Euro
39,- Euro

ID card
(applicants aged 24 years and older)

58,80 Euro
71,80 Euro
ID card 
(applicants under 24 years)
52,80 Euro
65,80 Euro

Additional Options

Biometric passport with 48 pages
(useful for frequent travellers)
fee
plus 22,- Euro

Express processing
(expedited processing and production -
approximately 3 weeks)

fee
plus 32,- Euro

Fees for Other Services

Verification of signatures
(e.g. declaration of consent for a real estate deal)

The fee is calculated subject to the value of the deal and may amount to between 20,- Euro and 250,- Euro.

Name declaration

Fee for verification of signature: 25,- Euro
plus fee for certified opies (see below)

plus subsequent fee of the registrar's office

Birth registration /

application for registering a birth abroad in the German birth register

Fee for verification of signature: 20,- Euro without name declaration, 25,- Euro with name declaration respectively

plus fee for certified copies (see below)

plus subsequent fee of the registrar's office

Marriage registration /

application for registering a marriage abroad in the German marriage register

Fee for verification of signature: 20,- Euro without name declaration, 25,- Euro with name declaration respectively

plus fee for certified copies (see below)

plus subsequent fee of the registrar's office

Certified copies

subject to the number of pages:

1 - 10 pages: minimum fee 10,- Euro
as of 11th page plus 1,- Euro per page

Notarisation
(e.g. application for certificate of inheritance)

The fee is calculated subject to the value of the matter. When preparing the notarisation and offering you an appointment, the consular officer will inform you of the fee.

Acknowledgement of paternity

free of charge

declaration for joint custody
65,- Euro
plus 32,50 Euro, if notarisation is to be done in the English language

“Lebensbescheinigung”

free of charge

Police clearance certificate / certificate of good conduct

20,- Euro for verification of signature

plus subsequent fee of the Federal Office for Justice

Export certificate for tax refund

25,- Euro
Translation of German driver's license
25,20 Euro

Urn transport certificate /
Corpse transport permit

25,- Euro

Certificate of citizenship / determination of citizenship

Fee charged by the Bundesverwaltungsamt

Certification by the German Mission free of charge

Letter of retention

Fee charged by the Bundesverwaltungsamt

Certification by the German Mission free of charge

Visa Fees

The fee differs depending on the sort of visa:

Schengen visa - short trips of up to 90 days
(applicants aged 12 years or older)

60,- Euro

Schengen visa - short trips of up to 90 days

(applicants aged between 6 and 12 years)

35,- Euro

National visa - long-term stay of over 90 days
(applicants aged 12 years or older)

75,- Euro

National visa - long-term stay of over 90 days
(applicants aged between 6 and 12 years)

37,50 Euro

The fee will not be refunded if the application is rejected. The fee is not charged for the issuing of a visa, but for the processing of the application.

Fee Exemption for Visa:

Who?

additional proof in order to claim exemption from fee

Children under 6 years of age
-
Spouses of German citizens
Copy of the (unabridged) marriage certificate and the German passport of the spouse

Spouses of EU-citizens, if travelling together


Copy of the (unabridged) marriage certificate and EU passport of the spouse

underage children of EU-citizens

Copy of (unabridged) birth certificate and EU passport of parent

Pupils, students and teachers for study purposes (short trips only)

Proof of purpose of trip
Researchers for research purposes (short trips only)
Proof of purpose of trip

Trips upon invitation by German governmental organisation

Invitation

Representatives of non-profit organisations up to the age of 25 in order to participate in seminars, conferences, sports or cultural events or lectures that are organised by non-profit organisations

Proof of purpose and nature of trip in invitation or accompanying letters

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