Health Professions: Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacist, Caregiver, Psychotherapist, alternative Practitioner and others


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)

⬜ 1 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)

⬜ motivation letter (with original signature)

  • comprehensive intention of intended stay
  • future plans

⬜ curriculum vitae in English or in German

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

⬜ proof of German language proficiency level C1 / min. B1.2 (Goethe-Institut Malaysia)

⬜ means of subsistence

⬜ official, state-issued accreditation (Approbation)*

⬜ temporary authorization of practice (Berufserlaubnis)*

⬜ statement about the required adjustment measures (Defizitbescheid) from the competent authority of the respective federal state in charge of recognition procedures*

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

* “Recognition in Germany” - Information portal of the German government for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications: https://www.anerkennung-in-deutschland.de/html/en/index.php


General Information

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. 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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