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be asking where shall I start from. Ok let me answer
you few things which might help you
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Do I need a visa
for Germany and do I also need a visa if I want to
study/work in Germany? Well what will say now
course we do but then again how?
On this (http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de
) webpage you can find out whether you need a visa
for visits to Germany and Schengen states www.auswaertiges-amt.de/www/en/aamt/buergerservice/faq/kat0/F15
of up to 90 days. Foreigners wanting to stay longer
than 90 days in Germany, who want to work or study
in Germany, automatically need a visa. And all foreigners
staying in Germany for more than 90 days wanting to
work or study in Germany need a visa. This is issued
in the form of a residence permit. Click on
for more information.
Well now we talked
but then again you need an application
to apply it right? Where will you get one?
The visa application
form is often available on the webpage of the competent
German mission abroad
which you must submit your application. There you
can find out what other documents are to be presented
with the application.
If you like, you can also print out the form here
Ok now we have
.but what is the procedure for
a student visa and of course which documents do you
need to present?
If you plan to study in Germany, you have to submit
an application for a student visa to the respective
German mission abroad www.auswaertiges-amt.de/www/en/laenderinfos/adressen/index_html
. Documents have to be presented proving inter alia
that the applicant has been accepted for studies by
the university. The German mission abroad will then
forward the visa application for an opinion to the
foreigners authority in the town housing the university.
The German mission abroad can only issue the visa
for entry once the foreigners authority has given
Details on the documents to be presented with your
visa application are often available on the WebPages
of the competent German mission abroad http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/www/en/adressen_html
or directly from the mission itself
Now as we are applying
for visa we gotta prove that we are financially secure
how will you prove?
Financing can be proved
by presenting the income and financial circumstances
of parents, by a declaration of commitment in line
with Article 84 of the German Foreigners Act made
by a person with sufficient assets or income, by paying
a security into a blocked account in Germany, or by
depositing an annually renewable bank guarantee at
a bank in Germany.
Proof of sufficient
funds is also taken as satisfied if the stay is being
financed by a scholarship from public funds or a scholarship
from an organization recognized in Germany or a scholarship
financed by public funds in the country of origin,
if the Federal Foreign Office, the German Academic
Exchange Service (DAAD) http://www.daad.de/en/index.html
or another German organization granting scholarships
has been responsible for providing the link to a German
higher education institution.
Ok now I think
we have everything
but what if you are married?
I don't think you would like to live alone
might be thinking to bring your wife and kids to Germany
during your studies...is it possible?
Basically, no. The reunification of families of foreign
students is usually only considered if the students
belong to one of the following three groups:
- Postgraduate students;
- Scholarship holders;
- Nationals of the following states: all EU states,
Andorra, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Israel, Japan,
Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, San Marino,
In all other cases,
dependants can only join foreign students in cases
of particular hardship, above all if the foreign student
is dependent on his/her spouse for his/her livelihood.
For families to join
students in Germany, the student has to be able to
support himself/herself and his/her family without
social assistance. The spouse who joins the student
is generally not permitted to engage in regular employment.
Ok now you are
ready to go…but then again you ask can you work during
the period of study in Germany to finance yourself?
In principle you can
take up to three months (90 working days) of paid
employment in any academic year. In exceptional cases,
this can be restricted by the foreigners authority
responsible for your place of residence. Paid employment
is not permitted during preparatory language courses
or during other preparatory courses.
those who applied and got. But not all are lucky and
might be asking why did it got rejected without a
.and what can you do now?
According to Section 66 (2) of the Foreigners Act,
no reason has to be given when a visa application
is rejected. You do however have the option of writing
to the visa department of the competent German mission
asking for the reasons leading to the rejection of
your application (known as remonstration). Please
note that you have to submit the remonstration yourself.
According to Section
63 (3) of the Foreigners Act, responsibility for visa
affairs lies with the competent German mission abroad
The mission bases its decision on the granting of
visas on the provisions of the Foreigners Act. Often
applications are rejected because the purpose of the
visit lacks plausibility and there is insufficient
proof of the applicant's readiness to return.
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