Procedure to apply student applicant visa to Germany-Part 1
Hello!! Here is my new post and this post i will share my experience how to apply student applicant to Germany.
You would have to go to the embassy at least 2-3 times to successfully submit your application.
First visit: You will have to open an blocked account through the embassy. Without this account you are unable to apply your student visa. The embassy don’t know how long the bank are going to approve your bank opening, you would need to email the bank yourself.
What they do are checking the documents you’ll need to apply for the account, and certified true copy. Fees of 20 Euro will be charged.
Bring everything required to the embassy. Including your Student Visa application form (Although you are unable to apply for visa at this stage, but they would be willing to check if you fill in the application form correctly).
What are you going to do now?
♦ Send out the documents to the Bank in Germany and from there just check your email.
The bank will let you know, now the account is opened, and then you can bank in the money.
After that you will get an email with attachments stating, your account has sufficient requested amount.Now you’ll need to wait for another confirmation of your account, that you have enough fund in your account. With the paper given by the bank, now you can apply for the visa at embassy.
What is a blocked account (Sperrkonto)?
An account that limit your monthly withdrawable amount. For me, it’s 600 Euro
Why? To ensure you have sufficient money to use until the end of your stay.
How much do I need to deposit in to my blocked account?
For a 12 months visa you’ll need minimum 8700 Euro.
If you are applying for a 6 months visa, then 4350 Euro. (Amount might change with the years pass by)
If you are applying for long term visa (eg: 12 months), you would not get a 12 months directly. You will get a 90 days and you’ll need to go to immigration office (Ausländerabteilung) nearby where you live to register yourself. At there, you’ll get a Residence Permit (Auftenhaltstitel).
Please be remind the information given are only guidelines from my own experiences.
Do make calls or write an email to the embassy for your own situation because it is case on case basis.