The visa process for Germany is quite simple. The chances of getting the rejection from German embassies are very rare. If you have correct documents then you will surely end up getting the visa in the first attempt. Unlike other countries the visa rules in Germany are not that stringent. Well, this works for our benefit then. We will try to simply the whole process for you and sure after this article, you will not find yourself in a limbo. You will be savvy of this thing.
To begin with, you must have your acceptance letter or confirmation letter from the university. If you have this thing, you can proceed to toward applying for German visa embassy or consulates. The German embassy is situated in Delhi while you can find Consulate General offices in Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Chennai.
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We have already given you a brief idea about Blocked accounts in our previous article http://www.studyabroadlife.org/blocked-account-in-germany/. As we have told you previously the blocked account plays a crucial part in your visa process. It is account with your name confirming VO that you have enough of funds required to study in Germany. Before applying for visa you must have this account so that you can state a proof of financial status in the visa interview. It takes up to 4-5 weeks. That is why it is advisable to open it much before. This thing should not delay your further process.
Here is a compiled check list of the documents you will require during the visa process
The specification required for the passport size photo is mentioned on the website http://www.vfs-germany.co.in/ . These are mandatory and you must follow the specification. Failing to this your application may get rejected.
Items prohibited in the Visa office
The list is not finite. Anything which the security personnel will find suspicious will not allowed taking inside.
There is no storage place for keeping all these things in the offices so better leave them at home.
German Embassy and Consulates in India
The contact details of the embassy and consulates are given below
Delhi (Embassy Office): (0091-11) 44199 199
Mumbai (Consulate Office): 022-67866013
Chennai (Consulate Office): 91-44-2430 1600
Bangalore (Consulate Office): +91-80-45 300 100
Kolkata (Consulate Office): 91-(0)33-2479 1142/ 2439 8906
Tips for Visa Interview
We have written many articles on this topic. Still we would like to summarize all of them in few points. For detailed articles you can refer to other articles in the visa section of our website.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Yes, can submit the application in advance three months prior to your travel date.
No, you are required to do the process of renewal back in your country
No, you must get it before you leave India
No, spot visas are not allowed
Yes, while submitting the form you mention the address where you want passport delivered. No third person should come in picture. If you fail to mention the address then the passport will be delivered to the address mentioned in the passport.
Yes, your passport is always accompanied by the refusal letter explaining the reason behind rejection.
The expired sponsorship letters are not accepted. Even sponsorship letter older than 6 months are considered as invalid
No, in certain cases when you cannot come in person then send it with some representative or travel agent. Representative can be your immediate relative such as spouse, children, or siblings.
It’s 60 Euros.