Vocational Training / in-firm Training


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 (VIDEX) (2 originals)

⬜ 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)

⬜ motivation letter in English or in German (signed + 2 originals)

⬜ curriculum vitae in English or in German (2 originals)

⬜ proof of German language proficiency (Goethe) at least level A2 with good results or higher if necessary (original + 2 copies)

⬜ proof of school-leaving qualification, accredited by the accreditation office (Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle) of the respective federal state (original + 2 copies)

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

⬜ contracts for the theoretical and practical training with complete address of the company in Germany and registration at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce or Chamber of Crafts (original + 2 copies)

⬜ training schedule (original + 2 copies)

⬜ proof of means of subsistence, minimum of € 939/ month gross (i. e. training pay, blocked account, declaration of obligation, etc.). If room and board is included as salary, the amount can be reduced accordingly (original + 2 copies)

Travel, Health and Accident Insurance with a validity of 6 months starting from your intended travel date (2 copies)


The Embassy 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: Fees
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.

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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