#Important Things To Know as a German Visa applicant and/or #Holder
Additional #documents can be required by the visa officer upon the visa interview
Appear in person in the visa #interview
Be cautious about your passport validity- it needs to be valid for your entire period of stay, including the expected extended period
Bear in mind that the incomplete visa application can be refused
Do not stick your photographs in the visa application form
Don’t take anyone with you to the Embassy or Consulate during a visa interview
Every applicant is authorised to take legal actions against the embassy or consulate decision on her/his visa application
Getting your Visa For Study Purposes is important, instead of a Tourist Visa -because it gives you the opportunity to get a residence permit once in Germany REMEMBER that a Tourist Visa cannot be extended further while in Germany, in case you need to stay longer!
If the applicant is considered to represent a risk for the security and public order of the Schengen Area the visa will be rejected
In case of visa rejection the applicant gets informed about the main reason of rejection
Make sure for your trip to Germany to be scheduled early enough so you will have the needed time in disposition to enrol in university
Original documents can be required upon the arrival at the airport
Schengen Visa is not automatically given – so you have to wait for up to 4 MONTHS to get a response from the Embassy or Consulate and there is no guarantee you will be granted with a visa
The application form can be downloaded freely on the website of the Embassy or Consulate in your country
The passport remains at the Embassy / Consulate during the entire process of visa proceeding
Visa appointments should be made only through the online system (not by phone, e-mail, fax or in person)
Visa Fee will not be reimbursed in case of visa refusal
Paying your Student Visa
Applicants have to pay the visa fees by a bank transfer. Student visa as of 2008 is 60 Euro. Cheques or credit cards are not accepted. The money order must be in the name of the Consulate in your home country and not older than two months.
Please be aware that you will not get ...