Internship Visa


Documents to be submitted

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

Please ensure that you bring all documents listed on the checklist in their original form along with one (1) set of copies.

Additionally, kindly ensure that there are no staples attached to any of the documents

⬜ 1 duly completed and signed National visa application forms (VIDEX)

⬜ biometric passport pictures not older than 6 months (white/grey background- teeth cannot be visible) Photo requirements

⬜ valid passport (data page and signature page only)

⬜ valid Malaysian permit (applicable to non-Malaysians only)

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

  • STPM
  • Cambridge A- Levels (complete)
  • Bachelors etc.

⬜ academic qualifications/ German university degree or recognized foreign degree comparable to a German degree

⬜ printout of search result from the anabin website or statement of comparability from the German Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB)

The recognition of your University Degree + Degree course title can be verified through the Database on the Anabin website http://anabin.kmk.org.

Please refer to the following table:

University status

Evaluation of the degree (equivalence class)

Comparability with a German university degree


corresponding or equivalent



conditionally comparable



corresponding or equivalent or conditionally comparable



The degree is listed with the university and classified as corresponding or equivalent



The degree is not listed with the university and classified as corresponding or equivalent



The degree is listed with the university and classified as conditionally comparable



The degree is not listed with the university and classified as conditionally comparable


Should there be no comparability with a German University/ Degree a statement of comparability has to be applied from the Central Office of International Education (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen) (ZAB)

Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications

The Statement of Comparability is an official document issued by the “Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen” (Central Office for Foreign Education – ZAB) that describes a foreign higher education qualification, its professional and academic usage. The ZAB Statement of Comparability can facilitate access to the German labour market for holders of foreign higher education qualifications. It is a comparative assessment but not a recognition certificate.

⬜ internship agreement from Germany with the complete address of the company in Germany

Travel, Health and Accident Insurance with a validity of 6 months starting from your intended travel date

⬜ proof from the Employment Bureau in Germany – ZAV Letter. To be applied by the Employer in Germany
Studentenvermittlung 212
53107 Bonn
E-Mail: bonn-zav.info.auslaendische-studenten@arbeitsagentur.de


An internship will give you an insight into the everyday work-environment. This will prepare you for your future profession as well as allow you to gain more experience in the professional world. It is also one of the objectives in expanding your education, but it is considered as a form of employment. It is therefore not possible for you to do an internship when entering with a short-term visa; instead you will have to apply for a long-term visa before your travel. Some internships do not require authorization from the Employment Bureau in Germany, such as Government Internships, International Tribunal for Law, EU-funded Internships etc. In individual cases please inquire with the Embassy.

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 and Processing Time

Visa Fee: Fees

Processing time: min. 2 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.

Checking of status can only be done 12 weeks after the date of submission and via email. Any status request before that will not be entertained

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