Message from Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel on the occasion of the end of Ramadan (Eid al Fitr)

Muslim women and men around the world are currently celebrating the end of Ramadan. I wish you all a blessed Eid al‑Fitr – a blessed Festival of the Breaking of the Fast.

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The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany will be closed on

26 and 27 June 2017 on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr. The Embassy will reopen on Wednesday, 28 June 2017.

Dear Visa Customers,

if you have applied for a Schengen Visa through our Visa Service Center Al Qabas then kindly note the following opening times during Eid Al Fitr:

Al Qabas Assurex will be closed first and second day of Eid Al Fitr and will be opened on the third day. If Eid begins on Sunday, 25 June: - Filing a new application : All applicants who have booked appointments on Sunday 25th June will be informed by Al Qabas that their appointments will be transferred to Tuesday 27th June- Collection of passports: 

The passports collection office will be opened from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm If Eid begins on Monday, 26 June: Regular working hours on Sunday, 25 June at Al Qabas Service Center, please see , and office closed on Monday and Tuesday 

The German Embassy including the Visa Department will be closed on Monday, 26 and Tuesday, 27 June. Visas applied through Al Qabas Assurex have to be collected through their offices and cannot be collected at the German Embassy directly.

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kuwait seeks to fill the following position as of 1 August 2017

Receptionist full time employment (40 hours/week, working days Sunday to Thursday)


Schengen Visa applications to Germany – Summer Season 2017

You are kindly advised to file your Schengen visa applications for Germany from now on and not just a few days before your trip in order to avoid any inconveniences.

Currently, appointments at our Visa Application Centre Al Qabas Assurex can be obtained within 2-3 days – during the summer travel season waiting times of one week or more for an appointment may occur due to high demand.

Standard processing time Kuwaiti nationals: 3-5 working days

Standard processing time other nationalities: 10-12 working days

All travellers: In individual cases and in accordance with the Schengen Codex, the concerned authorities reserve the right to take up to two weeks to process the necessary clearances – so please ensure to apply early enough!

The visa clearance is a computerized process – the German Embassy has no influence on the processing time.


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The German Embassy would like to call upon all travelers to start filing their Schengen visa applications for their annual vacation in Germany from now on and not just a few days before their planned trip in order to avoid any inconveniences. At the moment, appointments at the application Centre Al Qabas can be obtained within 1-2 days – during the summer travel season waiting times of one week or more for an appointment may occur due to high demand.

Did you know that the Embassy has a brand new instagram account?

You can find it under the name germanyinkuwait . It will provide you with information about the work of the Embassy and about important events in Germany as well as in Kuwait. We invite you to follow us, if you already have an account! If you don’t, this would be the perfect opportunity to create one ;-)

German Embassy

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany has relocated to the following address:

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

13009 Kuwait/Kuwait

Al Hamra Tower, 40th floor

Al Shuhada Street

Sharq, Kuwait City

PA: P.O.Box 805 Safat, 13009 Kuwait

Phone: 00 965/ 2205 8955

Fax: 00 965/2205 8966

Email: kuwa%27%diplo%27%de,info


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"Openness, respect and trust are the pillars for a dialogue between equals and for friendships at all levels in our countries, as well as between Germany and the Islamic world."

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