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) Photo requirements
⬜ valid passport (data page and signature page only) (original + 2 copies)
⬜ valid Malaysian permit (applicable to non-Malaysians only) (original + 2 copies)
⬜ curriculum vitae in English or in German (2 originals)
⬜ contract/ binding job offer signed by both parties with details of gross annual salary (original + 2 copies)
⬜ declaration of Employment (Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis) to be filled out by your employer in Germany (2 copies - to be downloaded via )
⬜ certificate about compulsory health insurance (Gesetzliche oder private Krankenversicherung) from German employer valid from date of employment (2 copies)
Please note: If not already included in the compulsory health insurance a separate travel health insurance has to be presented for the time frame from arrival in Germany until beginning of employment
⬜ academic qualifications: German university degree or recognized foreign degree (certificate and transcripts) (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:
Evaluation of the degree (equivalence class)
Comparability with a German university degree
corresponding or equivalent
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) email@example.com
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.
a) EU Blue Card
The EU Blue Card allows third-country nationals with a university degree to take up employment in Germany comparable with their qualifications.
The EU Blue Card, like all long-term residence permits, is issued exclusively by the relevant Immigration Office in Germany. You must apply for the National Visa, which is required in advance, from the Embassy.
General information on the EU Blue Card is available on the website of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees: www.bamf.de and on the portal for qualified professionals: www.make-it-in-germany.com
b) Health Insurance
Important: 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 employment.
c) General Information
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.
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