Once you get the admission letter from a German university, the next step is to apply for a Germany student visa to the German embassy/consulate of your jurisdiction, you can also take visa appointment at VFS as well however please make sure to check the visa category before booking your appointment. This article features information about the most common visa category for Germany i.e Long term student visa, Germany visa requirements for students, Student visa checklist for Germany, Language student visa Germany and most frequently asked student visa interview questions.
STUDENT VISA-- Every year almost 80,000 Indian students are applying for a study visa in Germany. Since German Universities offer free education, it has become one of the most sought after study destination for Indians. Study visa comes under national visa category. The German universities offer 2 types of admission letters:
- Conditional admission letter
- Unconditional admission letter
Students who hold the conditional admission letter cannot book a visa appointment in VFS they have to take a visa appointment only at a German consulate that comes under their jurisdiction. Whereas students who hold an unconditional admission letter from a German University can book their visa appointment from either German consulate or from VFS
STUDENT VISA CHECKLIST -- While applying for your student visa, you need to make sure that all your documents are ready as per the checklist issues by German consulate of your jurisdiction. Please watch this video to see the mandatory documents for student visa checklist
Student Visa Checklist For Germany
The visa interview at VFS is based only on the submission of your visa documents & biometrics. However, if you are going for the interview at German consulate then you should definitely be well prepared with the most frequently asked visa interview questions. The German consulate officers might ask you the questions orally or can also ask you to write a set of questions.
Please watch this video to know the most commonly asked student visa interview questions
LANGUAGE VISA -- Many students & working professionals prefer going to Germany to learn the German language. The visa application for language visa comes under long term visa category. The language visa can be extended to 1 year of stay in Germany without the intent of subsequent higher studies.
Students who are going to Germany to pursue their Bachelor’s or Master’s after learning German language from Germany itself should keep in mind that if the university from where they have received the conditional admission letter for studying German language either from the same university or from any private institute should not apply for language visa at all. They are anyhow eligible to directly apply for a student visa.
Language visa is for those candidates who wish to only learn the German language and come back to their native country
LANGUAGE VISA CHECKLIST -- The checklist for language visa is almost similar to a student visa. Instead of University admission letter, you need to submit the admission letter from the German institute.
You can book a visa appointment for a German consulate or at VFS as well through VFS global Germany. You can call VFS to know about your correct visa category and visa appointment dates availability. Here is the VFS landline no. 022-67866013, and this is the link VFS .
For every location, there is different procedure be it Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai or Kolkata. Whichever consulates you apply to make it sure that you should have been staying in that region a minimum for the last 6 months. It is very important to book your visa slot at least 5-6 months before as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore embassy dates are very difficult to take due to the fact that many Indians are moving to Germany for better education and career prospects.
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- Visa appointment (German consulate or VFS)
- Visa document preparation
- Visa Interview preparation
- Block account opening assistance
- Accommodation assistance in Germany
We also assist student with urgent visa appointment.
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