Germany Visa Requirements

Please note however, that the visa is granted at the sole discretion of the Consulate General of Germany.

Please note: In order to ensure your timely arrival in Germany, you should schedule your appointment at the competent German Mission as early as possible. Due to restricted slots and high demand, it may well take several weeks between scheduling and the actual date of your interview at the German Mission.


STEP 1: Documents checklist for Admission

Choose your university in Germany

Tip: In many Indian cities, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides - free of cost - counseling on universities for students who want to study in Germany.

Please note: No VISA queries can be answered by DAAD!

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STEP 2: Start with the enrollment process

For enrollment at the university, you will require certified copies of your academic mark sheets and certificates. You can obtain these certified copies at the German Missions. Please schedule your appointment here

STEP 3: Open your blocked account

As part of your student visa application, you are required to provide proof of sufficient funds to cover your living costs in Germany. One option to fulfil this requirement is to open a blocked account at a branch of Kotak Mahindra Bank in India. You can also open a blocked account at a bank in Germany, although only two German banks currently offer this service information on blocked accounts [pdf, 211.56k]

STEP 4:

As soon as you have received the admission letter from your German university, please prepare the necessary documentation for your visa application using the following checklist: checklist for student visa [pdf, 270.89k]

STEP 5:

Kindly procure photos which meet biometric photos requirements [pdf, 1,350.34k].

STEP 6:

Please fill out the Application form for National Visa [pdf, 621.91k] print it out, sign it and submit it along with the other documents. To complete your documentation, please print out the following declaration and sign it: Declaration on true and complete information [pdf, 213.94k]

STEP 7:

Now you can schedule an appointment for your visa interview at your German Mission

STEP 8:

Shortly before your appointment, please verify the current exchange rate for your visa fee on this website and obtain the Demand Draft. The visa fee has to be paid at the time of the visa interview. Demand Drafts with incorrect amounts will not be accepted. Please note that the fee is not refundable, even when the visa is rejected.