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Checklist for National German Visa - guest scientists, researchers, stipendiary

21.04.2021 - Article

June 2018
Before filling out the application form and booking the appointment for applying for the visa, please prepare all of the following documentation completely and carefully:

o  Valid passport (issued within the last 10 years, signed personally, with at least 2 blank pages);
o  Completely filled out and signed application form, 2 copies;
o  Copy of the data page of your passport, 2 copies;
o  Motivation letter, 2 copies;
o  Working contract with a company in Germany or confirmation of deployment of employer in Taiwan;
o  Confirmation of home-university / scientific-institute about consent of research residence
o  Proof of qualifications (for example graduation degrees, job references, etc.), plus 2 copies each;
 Invitation letter of research institute in Germany, plus 2 copies;
3 current, identical and biometric passport pictures (not older than 3 months); 
o  Taiwanese ID Card or (for non-Taiwanese) ARC/APRC, plus 2 copies; 
o  Financial proof in the form of:
-     Confirmation of scholarship
-     Confirmation of university or research institute about monthly remuneration
-     Submittal of bank statements of (at least) the last 3 months
-     For researchers: affiliation agreement (“Aufnahmevereinbarung”)

 On request, shortly before the visa is issued:
-     intended date of entry
-     Proof of travel health-insurance coverage for Germany


Please prepare two complete sets of the above mentioned documentation and also bring the originals. Please do NOT staple any documents!
In case documents cannot be presented in English or German, a relevant translation has to be enclosed.

Please note that the German Institute reserves the right to request additional documentation in individual cases.

The processing time adds up to ca. 1 week.

The handing over of the above mentioned documentation does not guarantee the issuance of a visa!

Only complete application can be processed. We reserve the right to reject incomplete applications.
The visa-fee is 75,- € payable in the equivalent in Taiwan Dollar in cash or via credit card. After handing over the application, no fees can be refunded.
Stipendiaries of universities or research institutes, which are mostly funded with public funds, are exempt from the visa-fee.

Disclaimer: Although the information in this check list has been prepared with utmost care, we cannot accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein. The applicable laws and regulations may change at any time.


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