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01.12.2017 - Article

Information about visa applications (short- and long-term stay) in Germany

It has come to the knowledge of the Embassy that certain persons are trying to act as visa officer of this embassy and are also taking money from student visa applicants. The Embassy requests all student visa applicants to contact the embassy directly if they have any queries and not to deal with those imposters.
At the same time the Embassy warns those persons to refrain from such criminal acts, otherwise the embassy will take legal actions against them.

Attention Students /Scholarship holders and Scientists

The German Embassy wishes to inform about the following changes for students / scholarship holders and scientists:

Please be informed that the Embassy currently works with an appointment list system. After an appointment has been allotted by the Embassy, it is not possible to change the date of the visa interview.
The Embassy has no capacities to entertain any queries regarding the change of visa interview date. If you are unable to hand in your application on the date of the assigned visa interview, the appointment can be cancelled through the cancellation link and a new registration has to be entered into the system.
Note also that the Embassy is strictly assigning appointments only via the above mentioned system. Inquiries for special appointments for students / scholarship holders and scientists will no longer receive any reply, as all capacities are exhausted.
All appointments as well as extra slots for appointments will be assigned through the above mentioned appointment system list only.
The Embassy has introduced the above changes in order to streamline its resources and provide a higher number of appointments daily after a high increase of applications.

All Visa Applicants (both short- and long-term) should fill up the  “Declaration of Consent”, sign it and submit it with the visa application. Please download it from here: Declaration of Consent

Short stay (less than 90 days):

Schengen Visa (for business, trade fair, tourism, transit, medical etc. maximum of 90 days)

Important: General Data Protection Regulation

PLEASE NOTE: the ONLINE visa application form will reduce the amount of time an applicant has to spend at the visa counter. After the visa application form has been filled-in online, it has to be printed, therefore a printer must be attached to the computer. When the application is printed, a barcode is generated and printed automatically on the application form. On the other hand, the visa application form in pdf format can also be downloaded and filled-in (also by hand), but it will cost the applicant longer time at the visa counter.

Long stay (more than 90 days):

(e.g. to attend university, work or join a family member in Germany)

Student Visa: For students who have been accepted by a college in Germany. See this checklist for your Student Visa application.

Family Reunion Visa: To join your spouse living in Germany you have to file an application for Family reunion or for Intended marriage .

Family Reunion with EU/EEA citizen: If your spouse living in Germany possesses an EU/ EEA citizenship different requirements apply to your Family Reunion with EU/EEA citizen application.

Employment: If you have found a Job in Germany, you need to apply for a visa for employment. Please write an email to the visa section for details.

Long-term visa application form (ONLINE)

Long-term visa application form (pdf)

Important: General Data Protection Regulation

As of 1 August 2018, close family members (spouses, unmarried minor children and parents of minor children) of a person eligible for subsidiary protection in Germany will be able to apply for a visa for the purpose of family reunion. Eligible family members may already register for an appointment to submit their visa application here.

Telephone queries: The Visa Section can be contacted through the Embassy's telephone number +880 2 5566 8650 during week-days between 2.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. (Bangladesh time).

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