Visa and Entry Requirements

Visa and Entry Requirements


Before travelling to and moving to a new country or location, it is important to familiarize yourself with the country’s specific visa and entry requirements. Each country has its own visa and entry requirements that are unique to that area. You cannot simply look at Europe as one whole unit; you must inspect the requirements of the specific area you wish to travel to and live in during your stay while you are studying. When it comes to Frankfurt, there are a variety of different visas that you can apply for.

There are:

  • Student visas,
  • Business visas,
  • Employment visas,
  • EU Blue Card,
  • Permanent residence with a German spouse and
  • Relatives/ friend visas.

Each has their own unique set of guidelines and requirements in order to get them approved.

Business visas are very similar to tourist visas, in that they are only usable and valid for a period of time up to 90 days. This is not the type of visa that you want to get if you are enrolling in a three or four-year program at university in Frankfurt. You would want to enroll in a visa much like the Student Visas that is for very specific purposes and can be used up to four years from the time of residence.

Required Documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Valid Passport
  • 2 photographs
  • Letter of Admission
  • Transcript of academic record
  • Proof that you have sufficient funds to support yourself while living in Germany
  • Declaration of authenticity of documents submitted

You will also need to provide photocopies of all these documents, get proper health insurance (we highly recommend you Mawista Student as one of the top student’s insurer in Germany) and pay a fee of 60 Euros for the visa.

Keep in mind that no matter how long you are going to be living in Germany, you have to register with the government. You can register as an alien or as a resident; however, each type of registration has its own list of guidelines and requirements that you have to fully read over in order to gain a full understanding of the policies and guidelines. Applying for the wrong type of registration and visa could greatly impact your chances of getting approved.

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