Going to Germany?

South African passport holders do require a visa to enter Germany. The Embassy of Germany in South Africa may provide a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization. Please contact the office directly for information about which consular services they offer.

For visiting the so-called “Schengen States” for a period up to 90 days, South African citizens have to obtain a visa category “Schengen”. Germany along with Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland have all acceded to the Schengen Agreement and are thus “Schengen States”.

For more informations on Visa application:

German Embassy Pretoria

Visa Section Pretoria

Tel: +27 (0)12 427 8900

Postal address

201 Florence Ribeiro Avenue, Groenkloof, Pretoria 0181

Monday-Thursday 08:00 – 14:00
Friday 08:00 – 13:00


In need of German translation for visa application?


Rush & Same-Day Visa Translation

German Translation understands the importance of a timely German visa application.

To help you meet your deadline, we offer a rush and same-day translations of the documents you need to get a visa. We deliver most small immigration/legal documents in under 12 hours. Our highly automated workflow systems enable us to deliver certified translation more quickly than our industry peers. We know that timing can be critical for you or your clients, so we focus on minimizing your wait.


The translation of official documents for German visa application such as government-issued IDs, certificates, driver’s licences, or contracts may require a different type of certification, according to the country where you will be presenting them. In some cases, along with the certification by a sworn translator, you may be asked to legalise your document by apostille. This happens if you want to present your translated document in one of the countries that have signed The Hague Convention of 5 October 1961. The apostille must be issued by the Department of International cooperation (DIRCO)

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We offer among the most attractive rates in the industry from (R500/page) for all certified translations/German visa application. We are the market leader in certified translation and legal document translation, which enables us to cut costs and pass the savings to our clients. We believe that prices should be clear and simple, with no hidden fees. We are committed to high quality at affordable prices.

Contact us today to get your document translated:

Email: info@germantranslation.co.za
Tel: 012 348 3134
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