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Germany Visa Guidelines

visa guideline

Applying for your study visa for Germany? Take a look at the steps for a hassle free process!

Steps for Application for German Study Visa-


Identify the area of jurisdiction which applies to the student's state of residence.


Identify the Visa type

There are two types of visa issued by the German government based on the duration of stay.

  • C Type: Schengen Visa is for a short stay of up to three months
  • D Type: National Visa is for a stay longer than three months

Book visa appointment online


Open a blocked account with deposit of 10,513 EUR to secure accommodation and living in Germany


Completion of documentation

It is mandatory to carry three sets of required documents* for the visa appointment wherein two sets of photocopies and 1 set of original documents

The list of documents might vary depending on each student's course and qualification

Visit your nearest SIEC branch to know more about the list of documents


Submit Visa application Student needs to submit their application either at Germany High Commission or at VFS Global Application Centre


Pay the Visa application fee

Mode of paying visa fee could be different for different areas of jurisdiction, listed below are accepted:

  • Demand Draft
  • Cash
  • Debit/Credit Card

German Student Visa Application fee: EUR75* (Subjects to change)


  • Average visa processing time: 4-8 weeks.
  • The confirmation of the application is received via e-mail/ post.
  • It is mandatory to purchase travel & health insurance prior to submission of the visa application

For more details, schedule a Free Counselling Session with the career experts at SIEC.