Do’s and Don’ts for GERMAN Visa Application

Do’s

Check processing time:

Make sure to check the processing time taken by the Immigration Office. Usually German visas take up to 25 days to be processed. It is always good to apply for a visa three months in advance, in order to avoid any complications at the last moment.

Complete and Accurate detail:

Make sure that all the details you fill in your application form are correct and up to the mark. Write NA, none or nil where the condition is not applicable to you. Give your address and other information in a detailed manner. Clearly specify your educational qualification and occupation while filling up the visa application form. Forms with incomplete or vague information have higher chances of getting rejected.

Signing and arranging the necessary documents:

It is highly important to sign all the necessary documents like application form and arrange the documents in the specified order. Even one unsigned document may lead to delay in your visa process.

Carry original photocopies of all documents:

When you come to submit your application form you should bring original copies and photocopies of all necessary and supporting documents. Keep them in a proper order so that you can find them at the time of visa interview and submit the documents without fussing over a pile of papers.

Photo requirements :

Carefully go through your application form to know how many photos you need to provide and affix them properly.The photo to be affixed should be such that it shows your facial features in detail. Photos containing hats, caps or scarves etc that cover your head should are not allowed (except it’s for a religious purpose).

Apply for a student visa at least 8 weeks in advance of your planned travel date to allow enough time for the application procedure to be completed on time for you to join your course

Fill up your application form carefully with all accurate details

Sign your application form and arrange the documents in the specified order

Bring original copies and photocopies of all supporting documents when you come to submit your visa application form

Don’ts

No false and fraudulent information:

Never show or attach any false or fraudulent documents along with the visa form. If you are found guilty, you may be permanently banned from entering Germany and might also have to face legal action.

No hiding and misrepresentation:

You should never hide or misrepresent any facts or information in your visa application. All the information and documents are verified so there are high chances of being caught.

Never be late:

Whenever you go to the Immigration Office for documents verification or any other work related to visa issuance always be punctual. Always call them and inform in case you are late for the appointment.

Don’t use cut out photos:

The photo that is to be affixed on visa form should be a standardized photo. It should not be cut from a large photo so as to fit the given space for the photo. Make sure the photos are in the specified format, i.e. they have the specified focus, lighting, background, size, photo quality, etc. Do not present false documents for your Student Visa. Do not hide or misrepresent facts in your application