Suppose you don’t have enough financial resources and want to study in Germany with a relative or anyone else’s financial support. Then you can provide a sponsorletter or affidavit of support to the German embassy.
Difference between a sponsorletter and formal obligation:
Keep in mind; this sponsor letter is different from the Formal Obligation (“Verpflichtungserklärung”, declaration of liability) or sponsor letter from a German grantor.
If you want to apply with Formal Obligation (foreign sponsorletter), it is necessary to come from German residents.
Required documents to show with sponsor letter/affidavit of support :
If you want to provide this sponsorletter, you also have to provide your sponsor’s income proof and bank statements. This sponsorletter must be on a letter of the affidavit and must state that your sponsor is ready to pay your expenses during your studies.
If the sponsor is your father/mother, please also provide a copy of their ID-card. If the sponsor is your sibling, please also provide their ID-card and your FRC (Family Registration Certificate) to prove your sponsor’s relationship.
Format of sponsor letter/affidavit of support:
The sponsor letter format for Germany looks like this. Students can change it according to their data.
AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT
I sponsor name, resident permit no: S/O sponsors father name, resident of sponsor address, do hereby solemnly affirm, and declare on the oath as under:-
- That Spouse name CNIC NO: spouse CNIC, S/O SPOUSE FATHER’S NAME, Resident of SPOUSE ADDRESS is my sponsor’s relationship to the spouse, who intends to go to GERMANY for the purpose of the study.
- That during his stay in GERMANY, I shall be fully responsible for all types of educational expenses, boarding, and lodging of SPOUSE NAME, during his studies in GERMANY.
- That I have a permanent income source to meet the financial requirements of SPOUSE NAME during his stay in GERMANY, and my bank statement is attached herewith.
- That the contents of this affidavit are right to the best of my knowledge and belief and nothing has been conceived of suppressed.