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Research scholarship holders and scientists

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Check the visa requirements for research scholarship holders and scientists.

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
  • either the confirmation of the scholarship or the letter of invitation of the German college or the public research institution (The relevant document needs to reveal the aspired function as well as the duration of the stay)
  • either the certificate of employment of the current employer or the attestation of an ongoing graduation
  • proof of the most recent university degree
  • proof of funding, e.g.:

          - confirmation of a scholarship issued by the inviting research facility
          - document confirming the cost absorption by the sending research faciltiy

  • Proof of valid and sufficient private medical insurance in Germany, for example“Incoming” insurances in Germany. Travel insurance is not sufficient.

Fellow spouses and minor children need – beside the above mentioned visa application forms – the following documents:

  • valid passport (the original will be returned to you after application) + 2 copies of the identification pages
  • two recent passport size photos not older than 6 months (light background – 3.5x 4.5 cm)
  • document proving the relation to the applicant (e.g. marriage/birth certificate)
  • Proof of valid and sufficient private medical insurance in Germany, for example“Incoming” insurances in Germany. Travel insurance is not sufficient.

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

Please note:

- The regular visa processing time will take approximately five working days, if you receive a scholarship from a German public institution. If not, the processing time will be 1 month. Therefore we would recommend to hand in the application as early as possible.

- The visa application fee is 75 Euros and is to be paid cash in KRW on application according to the current exchange rate. If the visa is refused or the application withdrawn by the applicant, the visa fee will not be reimbursed.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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