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I. Documents to be submitted

You have to be present at the Embassy for verification of your identity and to provide your fingerprints.

Please submit the following documents and make sure to divide the documents into

originals, 1st set of copies & 2nd set of copies.

⬜ duly completed and signed National visa application forms (2 originals) Videx-User guidelines

biometric passport pictures not older than 6 months ( 2 pieces, white/grey background- teeth cannot be visible)

⬜ valid Passport (data page and signature page only) (original + 2 copies)

⬜ valid Malaysian permit (applicable to non-Malaysians only) (original + 2 copies)

⬜ invitation letter from an accompanied professor or research institution with short description of the project/ research contract  (original + 2 copies)

⬜ proof of language proficiency in which the course will be conducted

German language proficiency (Goethe) / English language proficiency (IELTS/ TOEFL)  (original + 2 copies)

⬜ proof of your past qualifications/ educations (certificates) in English or with a German translation  (original + 2 copies)

Travel, Health and Accident Insurance (to be submitted upon approval of your visa) 

⬜ means of subsistence (original + 2 copies)

II. Reference

Following the approval of the visa application and before the visa can be issued; you must provide evidence that you have travel insurance for the period between arrival in the country and commencement of your studies.

The Embassy generally issues visas with a minimum validity of 90 days, allowing multiple entries. Shortly after entering Germany, the visa holder must contact the responsible Immigration Office (Ausländerbehörde) in Germany, which then issues the final residence Permit.

Visa Fee: 75 (payable in Ringgit and cash only)

Processing time: min. 4 weeks

The above list is not comprehensive and is updated frequently. Additional documents may be required in individual cases. Incomplete applications cannot be processed and you may be asked to book another appointment. Applicants may be called in for an Interview.

Disclaimer: All data contained herein is based on the knowledge and experience of the German Embassy Kuala Lumpur at the time of drafting this information sheet. However, no liability can be assumed for the completeness and accuracy.

Status query will not be entertained unless you have not received an email from us after 6 weeks onwards

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