Internship Visa


I.  Documents to be submitted
II. Reference

I. Documents to be submitted
For identification purposes and fingerprint taking you are required to be personally present at the German Embassy during visa submission and submit the following documents separated into 3 sets (Originals + 1st copy + 2nd copy)

  • 2 duly completed and signed National Visa Application forms (to be downloaded via our website)
  • 2 recent biometric passport pictures (grey/ white 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)
  • Proof of your past qualifications/ educations (certificates) in English or with a German translation (Original + 2 copies)
    - STPM
    - Cambridge A- Levels (complete)
    - Bachelors etc.    
  • Academic qualifications/ German university degree or recognized foreign degree comparable to a German degree* (Original + 2 copies)
  • Printout of search result from the anabin website or statement of comparability from the German Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) (Original + 2 copies)

    The recognition of your University Degree and 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

    exact name of degree course

    Document to be submitted with your visa application

    H +


    print-out of search result from anabin

    H +

    not listed

    statement of comparability

    H +/-


    statement of comparability

    H +/-

    not listed

    statement of comparability

Please request the statement of comparability from the Central Office of International Education (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen) (ZAB) zabservice@kmk.org

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 (Original + 2 copies)
  • Travel, Health and Accident Insurance (to be submitted upon approval of your visa) 
  • Proof from the Employment Bureau in Germany – ZAV Letter. To be applied by the Employer in Germany (Original + 2 copies)

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II. Reference

An internship will give you an insight into the everyday work-environment. This will prepare you for your future profession as well as gain more experience in the professional world. It is also one of the objectives in expanding your education and is considered as 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 residence titles for specific purposes in the form of a visa 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. 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.

!!! Due to data protection, inquiries regarding visa status over the phone will not be entertained !!!

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