IF ACCEPTED AND I NEED A VISA, HOW DO I DO THIS?
Generally, SAC recommends all accepted applicants to immediately apply for a student visa to enter Germany. Recent experience has shown that the time needed to get an appointment at embassies or consulates for visa purposes and, likewise, for an application to be processed has greatly increased.
This is particularly true at the German Embassy in Tehran, Iran, and the General Consulate in Mumbai, India.
Applicants are required to check with the German embassy in their respective country regarding the precise procedure for obtaining the student visa and what documents are required. The list below is not complete but gives an indication of what is needed:
Please hand in your application with all the necessary documents at least four months before the date on which you plan to come to Germany. Fill in the entire application form in duplicate. Hand in the application form with all the necessary supporting documents together with a duplicate set (copies) of all documents at the embassy or consulate.
The documents you will need in order to apply for student visa are:
- A valid passport and two passport photos.
- Certificates of school examinations qualifying you to study at a university in Germany. (Certificates of university examinations, diplomas etc.)
- Proof that you can pay for all the costs of your study in Germany.
- Letter confirming your university admission.
- German Blocked Account information (Blocked Accounts for international students are only offered by Deutsche Bank or Fintiba)
As you are planning to stay in Germany longer than three months, you must apply for a residence permit at the Ausländerbehörde.
Rebstöcker Straße 4
60326 Frankfurt am Main
Phone.: +49 (0)69 212 42485
Fax: +49 (0)69 212 42216
Once you have moved into your accommodation in Frankfurt, you must comply with the Registration Act and register in Frankfurt within two weeks. The registration is done at the Residents' Registration Office (Bürgeramt) of the City of Frankfurt and is free-of-charge. You will require the following papers and documents to be able to register:
- Lessor confirmation
- Proof of accommodation (e.g. rental contract)
- Proof of identity for all persons registering (ID card, passport)
When is it recommendable to apply for a visa?
SAC recommends applicants to inform themselves about current waiting periods and organise a registration for an appointment as early as possible. The visa procedure may take up to 3-4 months after the first appointment. We will provide you with the necessary documentation to support your visa application. This will include an official signed and stamped acceptance letter, a cost-breakdown letter and notification that all teaching is carried out in English and as such no knowledge of the German language is required.