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Language Learning Visa

(Visum zu Sprachkursen)

If you’re excited to dive into the German language and culture, getting a German Language Learning Visa can unlock a fantastic experience in Berlin. This guide will take you through each step, making it easy for you to get your visa. Soon, you’ll be on your way to exploring the language and soaking in the lively vibes of the country.

Step 1: Choose a Language Course

Start by researching and selecting a recognized language course in Germany. Look for institutions that offer comprehensive language programs to suit your proficiency level and schedule. Ensure that the course is an intensive one with a minimum of 18 hours of study per week.


Step 2: Gather Required Documents

Collect the necessary documents to support your visa application:

  • Visa Application Form: Obtain and complete the national visa application form for language learning (we can help with that).
  • Passport: Ensure your passport is valid for at least three months beyond your intended stay in Germany.
  • Passport Photos: Provide recent passport-sized photos according to the specified requirements.
  • Acceptance Letter: Obtain an official letter of acceptance from the language school confirming your enrollment.
  • Proof of Funds: Demonstrate you have sufficient funds to cover your living expenses and tuition fees.
  • Health Insurance: Acquire health insurance coverage for your stay in Germany. We recommend this one. It is accepted by the Ausländerbehörde.
  • Accommodation Proof: Show evidence of suitable accommodation arrangements (for example: Anmeldung).
  • Language Proficiency: Depending on the course, you might need to prove your language proficiency.


Step 3: Schedule an Appointment

Contact the German embassy or consulate in your home country to schedule a visa appointment.It is also possible to submit the application at the Foreigners Office (Ausländerbehörde) in Berlin. It’s advisable to do this well in advance to ensure timely processing. 


Step 4: Attend the Visa Interview

Attend the visa interview at the embassy, consulate or the Ausländerbehörde. Be prepared to answer questions about your language learning plans and provide supporting documents.


Step 5: Submit Your Application

Submit your completed visa application form along with the required documents during your visa appointment.


Step 6: Pay the Visa Fee

Pay the visa fee, which may vary depending on your nationality and the duration of your stay.


Step 7: Wait for Processing

Wait for your visa application to be processed. Processing times can vary, so it’s advisable to apply well ahead of your intended travel date.


Step 8: Receive Your Visa

If your application is approved, you’ll receive your German Language Learning Visa stamped in your passport or as a plastic card.


Step 9: Arrive in Germany

Arrive in Germany before your course starts. Once in Germany, you’ll need to register your address (Anmeldung) at the local registration office (Bürgeramt).


Important Tips:

  • Early Preparation: Begin the application process well in advance to avoid any last-minute complications.
  • Follow Rules: Abide by the visa conditions, including attending your language course and renewing your visa if necessary.
  • Cultural Experience: Immerse yourself in the local culture and language to make the most of your learning experience.

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