Official and Diplomatic Passport Holders


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South African Diplomats (up to 90 days in 180 days)

South African Diplomatic Passport Holders (red passport) do not require a visa for Germany for up to 90 days within the 180 day period. Should you be required to travel to or have a flight connection in any other Schengen-country please contact the respective Embassy to find out if a visa is required.

South African Officials (up to 90 days in 180 days)

South African official passport holders (blue passport) do require a visa for Germany, even if they only have a flight connection to another Schengen-country. Officials have to come in person for the purpose of fingerprint scans to the external service provider for Schengen visa applications: TLScontact.

The following documents have to be submitted:

Other Diplomats and Officials (up to 90 days in 180 days)

Diplomats and Officials of other countries can contact us to find out whether a visa is required or not.


Phone: +27 (0)12 427 8975

Accreditation for Diplomats and Officials

Diplomats and Officials in need of accreditation to work at their respective mission in Germany can contact us to receive further details on the process.


Phone: +27 (0)12 427 8975

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