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Check the visa requirements for language course.

For the visa application the following documents need to be handed in personally at the consular section of the German Embassy in Seoul.

  • 2 filled out and signed application forms
  • valid passport (the original will be returned to you after application) + 2 copies of the identification pages)
  • two recent passport photographs not older than 6 months(light background – 3,5x 4,5 cm)
  • confirmation of the registration for a German language course that comprises at least 18 hours of language training per week (e.g. registration document, invoice showing that a down payment has been made)
  • Proof of sufficient financial means, e.g.:

           - confirmation of scholarship (at least 720 € per month, this equals to an amount of 8640 € per year) or
           - blocked account or
           - formal obligation

In individual cases the submission of additional documents might be necessary.

Please note:

- During the duration of the language course it is not allowed to pursue a gainful occupation.

- Due to the shortness of a language course it usually is out of the question that spouses and/or children accompany or join the principal visa holder.

- The usual visa processing time will take approximately four weeks. In individual cases the processing time might exceed this time frame. Therefore we recommend to hand in the application as soon as possible.

- The visa processing fee is 75 €. The visa fee needs to be paid cash in KRW according to the current exchange rate at the time the application is submitted. If the visa is refused or the application withdrawn by the applicant, the visa fee cannot be reimbursed.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. The decision whether a visa will be issued also depends on the consent of the competent German aliens authority.

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