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For the visa application the following documents need to be handed in personally and in original at the visa section of the German Embassy in Seoul.
- 2 filled out and signed application forms (online / PDF)
- Valid passport + 2 copies of the identification pages. The passport should be valid for at least 3 month after expiring date of the visa.
- Proof of Korean residence permit (Alien Registration Card), if applicable + 2 copies of it
- Two recent passport photographs not older than 6 months (white background – 3.5 x 4.5 cm)
- Acceptance letter of a German University and proof of knowledge of teaching language according to the acceptance letter
- Motivation letter
- evidence of prior study performances (if any)
- Proof of funding, e.g.:
- blocked account or
- confirmation of scholarship (at least the same amount, that is requiered for the blocked account) or
- official declaration of financial support from Germany(“Verpflichtungserklärung“)
- Proof of private health insurance. You can use the German "incoming" health insurance. A travel insurance will not be sufficient.
In individual cases the submission of additional documents might be necessary.
- The documents will be forwarded to the competent aliens authority in Germany at the intended place of stay. The Embassy may only issue a visa with the consent of the competent German aliens authority.
- The average visa processing time takes 4-8 weeks, sometimes longer. The Embassy recommends to hand in the documents early.
- The visa application fee is 75 Euros and is to be paid on application in cash in KRW (at current exchange rate) or with Visa/MasterCard in Euro. If the visa is refused or the application withdrawn by the applicant, the visa fee will not be reimbursed.
- Please note that there is no legal right to a visa. Submitting the above mentioned documents does not automatically guarantee the issuance of the visa.
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