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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-

1

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

2

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
3

Book visa appointment online

4

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

5

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

6

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

7

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)

Note:

  • 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.