Download the German visa application form


Note: Although it is written there that we cannot use glue to attach the photo, there are still some countries that require students to attach the photo first. You should bring both passport photos and glue with you, just in case.

Information on the applicant

While filling in your first and last name, please be careful that the names match your identification documents (e.g passport).



Note: “civil union” is a registered partnership between a couple living together and has different legal obligations and benefits from marriage.




Information on the applicant's spouse/registered partner

Fill in the details of your spouse or partner as required.


Information on the applicant's children

Fill in the details of your children, including those who are above 18 years old.


Information on the applicant's parents

Fill in the details of your parents.


You will see this paragraph in the form:


It means all the information given above are mandatory.

ONLY if you have been to Germany before

If you have been to Germany before, please provide the details on your last five stays in Germany, if not, mark NO.


Do you intend to maintain your permanent residence outside the Federal Republic of Germany?

Yes, in case you wish to maintain your permanent residence in your home country, fill in your home address.


8. Does any of your family members intend to accompany you?


Note: There are 2 options where you should tick “yes”:

  • If your family members accompany you during your whole studies in Germany

  • If your family accompany you during the first few weeks/months in Germany

Purpose of stay in the Federal Republic of Germany

According to your purpose, tick the right option here.


  • If you are going to have language courses first and then study at a German university, please choose “Other” and fill “Sprachkurs + Studium”.
  • If you are coming to Germany for work, please choose “Employment”, then you have to fill the form of employment.
  • Most importantly, you will also see the following options. If you intend to stay in Germany within 12 months and apply for a visa which covers the whole duration, then tick this. But for both bachelor and master students, your studies last at least 18 months. Please DO NOT tick this.


References in the Federal Republic of Germany

If you don't have any personal references in Germany, then provide the details of your university.

If you do, please provide the details of your references in Germany.


Trade or profession for which you trained and, if different, your current trade or profession

Provide the details of your trade or profession, if different then your current profession details (eg. Engineer, Doctor).


The intended duration of stay in Germany

Provide the details of your intended duration of stay in Germany i.e from and to date.


We suggest you fill in the beginning time as “a week ahead of the official semester begin at your university” or “around a week before the starting time noted on your admission letter”.


What are your means of subsistence?

You need to show how you’re going to financially support yourself in Germany (e.g. blocked account, scholarship, or family support) and the details of your health insurance. Mark YES if you have health insurance.

It is mandatory to have health insurance in Germany. If you don’t have health insurance yet, our EDUBAO assistants will help you out!


Have you ever been convicted? If yes, we recommend you contact us directly for advice.


Have you ever been expelled or deported from the Federal Republic of Germany, had an application for a residence permit rejected, or been refused entry into the Federal Republic of Germany?

If yes, we recommend you contact us directly for advice.


Do you suffer from any of the diseases mentioned in footnote 1 (please also state if you are suspected of suffering from any of these diseases)?

Footnote 1: Smallpox, poliomyelitis, types of influenza not common in humans (e.g. bird flu, swine flu), acute pandemic influenza, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), cholera, pneumonic plague, yellow fever, viral haemorrhagic fever (e.g. Ebola, Lassa, Marburg).


Your first signature, fill in place and date and sign the form (for minors, parental authority or legal guardian)


Last but not the least, fill in place and date and sign the form (for minors, parental authority or legal guardian)

Information provided to applicants pursuant to Section 54 (2) 8 in conjunction with Section 53 of the Residence Act) A foreigner can be expelled if he or she has furnished false or incomplete information in order to gain a German residence permit or a Schengen visa. The applicant is obliged to provide all information to the best of his or her knowledge and belief. If he or she refuses to provide data or knowingly furnishes false or incomplete information, the visa application may be refused or, if a visa has already been issued, the applicant may be expelled from Germany. In signing this document, the applicant certifies that, before submitting the application, he or she was informed of the legal consequences of refusing to provide data or furnishing false or incomplete information in the visa application process.



For students coming from China, Vietnam, etc. whose native languages have different characters from the English alphabet, please remember to sign your signature in your native language.

That’s how to fill in the student visa application form. Make sure that the information you provide is accurate and in detail. Follow the instructions above and you will complete the application with ease. For further information regarding the German student visa, check out our other articles:


And contact us right away to get the support you need!