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What is the procedure to apply for German student visa?
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Posted on Sat, 21 Aug 2010 15:24:04 GMT
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What is the requirement of German embassy to issue student visa to international student? I want information on process and procedure about student visa of Germany, especially for Indian, Nepali, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, and Bhutanese students. I also want to know about the documents required by the immigration officer at German consulate to students of these countries.

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The application process to apply for the German student visa starts with collection of visa application form from German Consulate or Embassy in your country. The visa application form can also be downloaded from German Embassy's or Consulate's website. You have to fill up the application form in detail as stated in the form and submit it to respective German mission in your country. The applicable visa fee and supporting documents must be also be submitted along with visa applications. You may be asked to make a personal appearance for interview with consulate officer at German embassy to verify whether you are true student trying to pursue your further education in Germany or not. If the consular feels you to be the true and genuine student, your applications will be forwarded to the responsible immigration office in Germany for the approval. The entire procedure may take 6-10 weeks to complete. Therefore, it is wise to apply 2 month in advance of the course start date to obtain the student visa of Germany on time.

Documents Required When Applying for a Student Visa of Germany

German missions in different countries may ask for different documents to issue German student visa to the citizen of the respective countries. However, these are the common documents required to obtain German student visa.

1. Filled up Visa Application Forms

2. Declaration on True and Complete Information

3. Valid passport with a validity of at least 12 months along with two copies of all printed pages

4. Passport sized photographs according to biometric specifications (3 Copies)

5. Visa fee

6. Cover letter

7. Letter of enrollment from the German University

8. Proof that study fees have been paid, if applicable

9. School Leaving Certificate of Secondary School

10. Character Certificates

11. University Certificates (Degree Certificates and Mark Sheets), if applicable

12. Proof of Language Proficiency (TOEFL / IELTS, not older than 2 years, Original and A 4 sized copy
(Note: This document is mandatory for the visa process, even if it is not required by the German University.)

13. Proof of financial means to cover the costs for the time of your studies.

These documents may support for the proof of financial means:
- Confirmation of Scholarship
- Formal sponsorship letter from a sponsor living in Germany
- Sanctioned study loan indicating address and telephone number of the bank. The amount of the sanctioned study loan should be converted into EURO and indicated in writing by the bank.
- Savings Account supported by a 12 months bank statement (printed and not handwritten - A4 sized copy), indicating address and telephone number of the bank
- Proof of Term Deposit, indicating address and telephone number of the bank

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