You must meet certain requirements to enter Germany, even if you do not require a visa:
In many cases, a visa is required for entry into Germany. This can be obtained from the German embassy. Students should allow two to three months for the application process. Visas for family members who are travelling with you should be applied for at the same time.
Dependent on the length of your stay in Germany, there are various types of visas:
This visa is valid for a stay – in Germany only – of more than three months. If during your time in Germany you are planning to visit another country, please say so when making your visa application so that instead of a national visa you are issued another or additional type of visa. After entering the country student should, with his visa, apply to the local ‘Ausländerbehörde’ (Aliens’ Registration Authority) for a residence permit, since the national visa is generally issued initially for three months only.
If the STUDENT has received notification of admission to university or a foundation course, he should apply for a visa for study purposes. Student visas are usually valid for three months. Within these three months, he will have to apply for an extended residence permit at the Alien Registration Office in his university town.
Within one week after arriving in Germany student must register with the ‘Einwohnermeldeamt’ (Residents’ Registration Office) in order to register his new place of residence. The student’s institute will advise him of the name and address of the competent office. In order to register with the ‘Einwohnermeldeamt’ he will require:
Our Legal Team of counsellors will also help students after reaching Germany for their visa extension procedure and legal registration. We have consulted so many students from different countries for their technical visa related problems and our expertise with having fluent German language made their work of legal issues simpler.