The language courses and student visa applicants need an appointment to submit a student visa application in the German Embassy Islamabad. The German Embassy Islamabad does not welcome visa applicants in any case without an appointment.
Master and PhD students that hold a German scholarship are now preferred with regard to the allocation of the appointments in German Embassy Islamabad. These students must select the right option in the ‘priority choice for students’ in the appointment booking form.
The waiting time to get an appointment date in the Islamabad embassy depends on the priority category. The applicant can receive an appointment date confirmation email in approximately seven to ten (7 – 10) months.
Important Announcement: No more appointments at German Consulate Karachi
Please note that booking of appointments for student and language course visas is no longer be possible after January 13, 2020.
From January 13, 2020, all applications for student or language course visas must be submitted – fully complete – in a sealed envelope and deposited in the designated box at the entry to the Consulate grounds. The documents will then be checked and an appointment for the interview will be given by email.
All the student visa applicants that belong to Sindh and Balochistan must submit the sealed envelope with the information sheet. They can download this information sheet form the official website of the German Embassy Pakistan.
How to get an appointment urgently at the German Embassy Islamabad?
Please note that you can no longer book appointments directly for study or work visas from July 2018. Instead, the German Embassy Islamabad introduced a convenient online registration list for applicants. In this easy registration procedure, the embassy gives an appointment date to an applicant as soon as it is available in their system.
According to this new procedure, you have to send an online request for an appointment on the website of the German Embassy Islamabad and they will send you an appointment date in an email.
General information about long term visa:
Students, work visa applicants, job-seeking visa applicants, and family reunion visa applicants must go to the long term visa section to get the general information. Long term visa type is for those people who want to stay in Germany for more than 90 days.
To go to the long term visa section, visit the official website of German Missions Pakistan, go to the ‘Service‘ tab in the left menu and choose the option ‘Visa: Long-term‘.
Procedure to book an appointment in German Embassy Islamabad:
Once you read all the instructions then again go to the left menu and click on ‘Overview‘ then select the tab ‘General Information‘ to book visa appointments.
In the middle section of the page, you will find appointment links. Choose the Islamabad embassy according to your residency restrictions.
Residents of Punjab, Islamabad, KPK, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir are required to get an appointment date in German Embassy Islamabad. Residents of Sindh and Balochistan have not required any appointment.
Click on the previously-mentioned appointment link. Choose the option ‘Visas (Long- and short-term)‘ to book an appointment for study, work or family reunion visa and click on ‘Continue‘.
Now choose the third option ‘Registration to apply for a study visa‘ and press ‘Continue‘. Read all the instructions on this page and press ‘New Appointment‘.
After that fill in the registration form with personal information and submit. First, you will get an initial confirmation email that will contain a reference number and cancelation link. later on, you will get the second email with appointment details. Print this email and take it along on the appointment day.
If you will not enter the correct email address then you will not receive a confirmation email and the next registration will only be possible after waiting for two weeks.
Note the following points to keep yourself out of trouble:
- All information must enter in Latin letters.
- Enter all your data correctly and without any mistake, especially name and passport number.
- Make sure to enter your passport number and email address correctly.
German Embassy Islamabad and Consulate General Karachi – a checklist of required documents for student and language course visas:
Students need the following documents to apply for a student visa (National Visa) in the German Embassy Islamabad and Consulate General Karachi:
- Information sheet for intending students. (only for German Consulate General in Karachi)
- Application form. (“Application for a national visa”)
- Biometric pictures.
- Declaration pursuant to Section 54 (2) Nr. 8.
- Applicant’s Declaration pursuant to Section 55 (2) 1.
- Copies of pages 1 and 2 of your current passport.
- Copies of any previous visas you have held.
- Admission letter(s).
- Confirmation letter for the blocked account with an amount of 10,236€.
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Motivation letter.
- Copies of the O-level exam degree and grade sheet.
- Copies of the A-level exam degree and grade sheet. (if applicable)
- Copies of the grade sheet and/or degree(s) of any previous university studies. (if applicable)
- Copy of IELTS (or similar) and/or Goethe Language Certificates.
- Copies of the refusal letters for any previous visas by any embassy or consulate. (if applicable)
- If the university/course is charging a fee: proof of the sufficient financial means to pay for the course(s).
- Any further documentation you wish to provide.
- Appointment confirmation email (only for Embassy Islamabad)
If you want to cancel the already confirmed appointment then simply opens an appointment email present in your inbox. Go to the bottom of the email and find the appointment cancellation link. Click on the link and cancel the appointment.
No, visa appointment is only possible in German Embassy Islamabad.
Check this link to know about complete student visa requirements for both the German Embassy Islamabad and consulate Karachi.
According to the information present on the German Embassy Pakistan website, telephone numbers are only for general inquiries.
Daad and PhD students can get appointment confirmation approximately in 2 weeks. Master students can get appointment confirmation approximately in 7 months and other students can get approximately 8 months. So try to book an appointment as early as possible.
Appointments can be booked in the German Embassy Islamabad three months before the intended travel date.
Mr. Bernhard Schlagheck is the German Ambassador to Pakistan. [More Info]