Visas and entry

25.08.2020 - Article

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Schengen visa

Since May 2nd, 2013 SCHENGEN visa for Germany are issued by the Italian Embassy in Asmara.

Appointments can only be arranged by phone with the Italian Embassy. Applications without prior appointment will not be accepted.

The Italian Embassy can be reached as follows:

Embassy of the Italian Republic
P.O. Box 220
phone: +291-1-12 18 52 (Monday to Friday 08.30 am - 04.00 pm)
Fax: + 291-1-12 11 15
E-Mail: asmara.visa@esteri.it

National visa

Applicants for a visa for a national stay in Germany (category D) can call on personally at the German Embassy in Asmara.
Opening hours of the counter are Monday, Wednesday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:00.
Please follow the link for further information and for necessary documents.

Address and opening hours


Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany


Ingeborg Beggel, Chargé d’affaires ad interim




Sertzu Gebremeskel Buildg. 8th fl., Warsay Street, Asmara / Eritrea

Postal address

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, P.O. Box 4974, Asmara, Eritrea.

Administrative / consular district

Eritrea. No legal and consular tasks - only emergency aid. No issuing of visas. (See note from the Embassy Nairobi / Kenya)

Opening hours

For visitors: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or by appointment.
No visa and passport service (consular affairs) on Tuesdays.



+291 1 18 66 70/71


+49 30 1817 671 78


Contact in case of emergency:

Out of office hours, please contact the emergency telephone of the Embassy in Nairobi under the following number: +254 721 322 433.

Please do not contact emergency telephone in visa matters.

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