Welcome to the German Embassy in Harare!

Consular and visa information

You are planning to travel to Germany? As a Zimbabwean citizen, you will need a visa. This website guides you through the application process and allows you to download the application forms and requirements.

Second German-African Business Summit (GABS) in Nairobi, 8 – 10 February 2017

The 2nd German African Business Summit (GABS) will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 8 to 10 February 2017. The conference is designed to help develop business relations between Germany and sub Saharan Africa. The German African Business Summit gives decision makers from the spheres of business and politics from Germany and sub Saharan Africa the opportunity to discuss topical business issues and forge or renew contacts.

A reef knot as the symbol of the G20 summit in Hamburg

Germany’s G20 presidency

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers met in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:

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Report of birth to obtain German citizenship abroad

Are you a German national? Were you born after 31/12/1999 geboren? Were you born abroad (not in Germany)? Are you expecting a child which will also be born abroad (not in Germany)? If you can affirm all the questions above, then you need to be aware of the following: You must apply for the birth to be registered in the register of births at the competent German registry office before your child's first birthday. The deadline is deemed to have been met if the application is received by the competent German mission abroad within the one-year period. If you fail to do that, then your child will not acquire German nationality through birth if it already has got another nationality.

Trainingslager der deutschen Frauenfu�ball-Nationalmannschaft

International Coaching Course in Leipzig

As part of the foreign cultural and educational policy of the German Foreign Office, the Sports Science Faculty of Leipzig University organizes postgraduate study courses for coaches and physical education teachers. These 5-month courses take place twice a year and are offered in four alternating specializations and languages (English, Spanish, Arabic and French).

Regenerative energies in Germany

Environmental Management Courses in Dresden

We would like to inform that, in support of the sustainable development goals of agenda 2030 (SDGs), Technische Universität Dresden is offering a range of environmental management courses in 2016 and 2017. For those who are interested, please

Facts about Germany

New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.

Logo Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad and its network of partners throughout the world, GTAI supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.

Weather forecast - midday, local time (all data without guarantee)

21 °C

Time and weather in Germany

07:12:10 3 °C
Deutscher Wetterdienst

Appointment System for Visa and Passport Applications

VIS - Visa Information System

Please click on the link below to book your appointment!

Opening hours and contact details for the German Embassy in Harare

Official opening times and contact details

07:30 - 17:00 hrs
07:30 - 16:20 hrs
07:30 - 15:00 hrs

30 Ceres Road 



+263-772 568 343 (No visa enquiries! Please note that this number should only be called in emergency situations of a German citizen!)
+263-4-303455 or +49-30-181767206

Visa and Consular Section

Time (Monday-Friday)
09.00-11.00 hrs
Visa applications - by appointment
11.00-11.30 hrs
Passport applications - by appointment
Time (Monday-Thursday)
14.00-15.00 hrs
Passport collection, legalisations etc. - WITHOUT APPOINTMENT
14.00-16.00 hrs
Telephone hours
Appointments for groups from 7 persons only by telephone

+263-4-308655 (14-16 hrs only Monday-Thursday)
+263-4-303455 or +4930 1817 67206

The embassy will be closed because of public holidays on:

14 April (Good Friday)

17 April (Easter Monday)

18 April (Independence Day)

01 May (Labour Day)

25 May (Africa Day)

05 June (Whit Monday)

14 August (Heroes' Day)

15 August (Defence Forces Day)

03 October (German Unity Day)

31 October (Reformation Day)

25 December (Christmas Day)

26 December (Day of Goodwill)

01 January 2018 (New Year´s Day)

The Ambassador


Dr. Thorsten Hutter started his duties as the German Ambassador to Harare, end of July 2016.

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development

Logo of Green Talents 2017

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.

For more information please refer to the following flyer or the official website: