The German Embassy has outsourced the application process for Schengen visas in Botswana to a service provider (TLS Group S.A.) with a Visa Application Centre (VAC) based in Gaborone, from 2 March 2020. The German Embassy in Botswana represents Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Portugal, Sweden, Luxembourg, Malta, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary in Schengen visa matters. Thus, Schengen visa procedures for these countries are handled at the VAC as well.
The VAC is located at:
Plot 74768 Gaborone, 1st floor, Capricorn House, New CBD, Gaborone, Botswana
Detailed information regarding the visa application and online appointment booking process at the VAC are available on the following website:
Appointments for handing in visa applications will be granted by TLS within two working days. The processing time for a visa application may take up to 15 consecutive days according to the European Visa Code; however, once the application has been decided on by the Embassy, applicants will be informed by TLS immediately for the collection of their passport. In addition to the visa fee itself, a TLS service fee will be charged. Both fees will be due at the time of your appointment to submit your application. Detailed information on fees and various additional services offered by TLS, including help to fill the forms, copy service facilities, passport picture taking etc. can be found on the above mentioned website.
However, applications for national visas (stays exceeding -90- days in Germany) are excluded from the process mentioned above! The respective application are to be submitted to the German Embassy directly. Applicants for national visas will have to book an appointment through the Embassy’s appointment booking system. General information on visa applications as well as the appointment booking system are available on this website National Visas