Speciality Chef


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)

⬜ menu of the restaurant in Germany (original + 2 copies)

⬜ business description (2 copies)

⬜ certificates and other qualifications (original + 2 copies)

Chinese, Indian and Thai cooks also require a test certificate for a practical and theoretical cooking and hygiene test, which must be taken at a local educational institution accredited by the Federal Employment Agency.

  • China: China International Contractors Association (CHINCA)
  • India: International Institute Of Culinary Arts (IICA)
  • Thailand: Thai-Swiss Culinary Education Center

⬜ curriculum vitae/resume (2 originals)

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

II. Reference

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 your arrival in the country until you have obtained a health insurance in Germany.

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: € 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

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