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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)

⬜ marriage certificate* + translation - see reference below (original + 2 copies)

⬜ birth certificate* your child + translation - see reference below (original + 2 copies)

⬜ in Germany recognized ‘Acknowledgement of Paternity’ (Vaterschaftsanerkennung) applicable only if Parents are not married  (original + 2 copies)

⬜ proof of custody* (if applicable) (original + 2 copies)

⬜ German passport/ identification card of your child  (2 copies)

German certificate of residence (Meldebescheinigung) of the child (if applicable)  (2 copies)

II. References

* The following steps must be done before the day of your visa application submission

(for legalizations please book an appointment under ‚additional consular services‘) 

1. Legalization / Apostille

Legalization of original Malaysian civil status certificate(s)

Malaysian marriage, birth and death certificate(s) must to be endorsed by the Malaysian foreign ministry (Wisma Putra) and legalized by the German Embassy.

Legalization / Apostille of non-Malaysian civil status certificate(s)

If you hold a non-Malaysian civil status certificate (s) please refer to the respective German Embassy of the issuing country regarding the legalization/ Apostille.

Endorsements from your local embassy/ consulate is not acceptable!

2. Translation

Please make sure to get your certificate(s) translated into German.

For the list of translators kindly refer to our website: List of Translators

Certificates not written in German, English or Malay should be translated into English first before contacting our registered translators for the translation into German.


III. 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: free of charge

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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