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Visa pour Student -Employment- Training - Au-pair - voluntary service

06.01.2021 - Article

Booking of an appointment is only possible through the website of the Embassy: www.dakar.diplo.de.

Requirements for Resident Permit Visa

Visa-Navigator! All information regarding visa can be found here http://visa.diplo.de

Booking of an appointment

Applicants applying for a resident permit visa (e.g. formation, studies, au-pair, employment) have to book an appointment through the online appointment booking system on the website of the Embassy. www.dakar.diplo.de.

Appearance in person

All applicants have to apply in person at the Embassy.

No documents prior to the application

Supporting documents should not be sent to the Embassy prior to the application.

No submission of documents by e-mail or postal service

Documents supporting the visa application can only be submitted personally within your appointment. Early, parallel or delayed submission of documents by e-mail or postal service is generally excluded. Documents sent to the Embassy by e-mail or a postal service cannot be considered in the visa application procedure.

visa fee

The processing fee is 50.000 FCFA. The Embassy will not refund the fees should the visa be denied.

Processing time

Most long stay visa applications are forwarded to the responsible immigration or labour authority in Germany for approval. The entire procedure may, therefore take 6 to 10 weeks. Applicants are encouraged to process their applications well in advance.

Please note that the processing time for scholarship holders (from DAAD, German universities or other German or European official funds) is 5 workings days. 

General requirements

All documents listed below (except the application form) are to be presented in original as well as TWO legible copies. Additional documents may be required.

Signed application forms

(Visa forms are free of charge!)


2 completely filled-in application forms, duly signed by the applicant

The application form of minors less than 16 years of age has to be signed by both parents

Minors between 16 and 18 years of age have to submit written consent by both parents and copy of both parents’ passports

Passport photos

2 recent passport photos with white background (please do not attach to form)

Valid passport
Valid passport (valid at least until 3 months after return) with at least 2 blank pages and 2 copies of the bio data page.
Previous passport
Previous passports (if any)
ID-card
ID-card + 2 copies
Birth certificate
Birth certificate of the applicant + 2 copies

Marriage certificate and birth certificates of the children 

Marriage certificate and birth certificates of the children, if any, + 2 copies

Additionally you require the following documents

Student visa

Acceptance of enrolment
Proof of acceptance for enrolment into a German university
Proof of finance

Formal obligation according to §§ 66 to 68 of the German Residence Act (signed, if possible, by a person living in Germany at the local immigration office in Germany and confirmed by the immigration office). The formal obligation should specifically state that the sponsorship covers studies and the duration of the intended sponsorship OR

Proof of a blocked account in Germany, information of the current amount for 1 year of study under https://dakar.diplo.de/sn-en/sperrkonto/388600 ) OR

Proof of a Scholarship – foreign scholarships often require an additional German blocked account.

Curriculum vitae
CV of the applicant
Motivation letter
Motivation letter of the applicant mentioning the choice of studies and plans for the future (max. 1 page).
Proof of knowledge of the German language

Proof of sufficient knowledge of the German language, if the study is in German.

Travel health insurance
From entry into Germany to beginning of the studies

German language course

e.g. for subsequent studies/employment)

Course registration
Registration for an Intensive Language Course (must contain daily lessons; at least 18 hours per week)
Motivation letter
Motivation letter of the applicant mentioning the choice of studies and plans for the future (max. 1 page).
Proof of finance

Formal obligation according to §§ 66 to 68 of the German Residence Act (signed, if possible, by a person living in Germany at the local immigration office in Germany and confirmed by the immigration office). The formal obligation should specifically state that the sponsorship covers studies and mention the duration of the intended sponsorship OR

Proof of a blocked account in Germany, information of the current amount for 1 year of study under https://dakar.diplo.de/sn-en/sperrkonto/388600

Proof of economic situation

Proof of the financial and economic situation in the home country

Visa for Training - Internship - Education 

No studies

Training / internship contract
contract from employer in Germany, signed by both parties, stating income and other details, if applicable
Internship
Details of program
Proof of finance
Proof of sufficient funds for financing the stay
Proof of economic situation
Proof of the financial and economic situation in the home country

Employment visa

Employment contract

Contract from employer in Germany, signed by both parties, stating income and other details

If the work contract is limited to a certain period of time: proof of financial and economic situation in the home country


Proof of education
Presentation of school reports, diploma, etc.

Visa for Au-pair

Age of the applicant

Applicants must be at least 17 years old and not older than 26 years.

Minor applicants
Applicants who are under 18 years old need an affidavit from their parents stating their consent to the au-pair stay in Germany.
Information about the host family

Letter of the German au-pair agency or a letter of the host family as well as a statement by the applicant how the contact between the applicant and the host family was established.

Au-pair contract

Fully signed Au-Pair contract (original if possible). The involvement of a German au-pair agency is not necessary

A1 German language certificate

A1 certificate of a standardized language exam according to the „Standards of the Association of Language Testers in Europe“ (ALTE).

This currently applies for the following German language certificates: „Start Deutsch 1“of the Goethe Institute or the telc GmbH, „Grundstufe Deutsch 1“ of the „Österreichisches Sprachdiplom“ (ÖSD) and „TestDaF“ of the TestDaF Institute e.V.
Letter of motivation
Motivation letter with reasons for the au-pair stay and the plans after the au-pair stay
Diploma
School reports, diploma, etc.

Visa for (federal) voluntary service

for up to 12 months.

Age of the applicant

Applicants must be between the age of 18 and 30 (European voluntary service)

Reaching the age of 27 or 29 (FÖJ and FSJ)

All ages (Federal voluntary Service)


Contract / Agreement

Fully signed Contract of the German institution, including information on salary and additional agreements (if applicable)


Curriculum Vitae

Letter of Motivation
Curriculum Vitae and Motivation letter including personal reasons for the voluntary service (How does this fit into your current life?)

Proof of knowledge of the German language

Proof of sufficient knowledge of the German language or written confirmation of the German institution that prior language knowledge is not required / a German language course is planned

Travel health insurance
From entry into Germany to beginning of voluntary service

Proof of economic situation

Proof of the financial and economic situation in the home country

Useful Information

Information regarding visa procedures, requirements and individual applications should be obtained from the visa officers at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, not from Security Staff or any other third party. Do not employ agents, travel agencies or other middlemen.

Translation of documents

All documents that are not in German, English or French must be presented with a certified Translation.

Embassy keeps certain documents

The Embassy does not return forms, photos or other documents in case of refusal or if the application is withdrawn.

Original documents will be returned after processing the application.

Independent examination of visa

Your visa has been granted. Please carefully verify that the information printed on the visa sticker is correct and complete and immediately report any errors to the Embassy.

No guarantee for visa issue

Compliance with the visa conditions does not automatically guarantee that a visa will be issued. In addition to the standard requirements other supporting documents may be required, depending on the specific nature of your application.

Furthermore, the border authorities may refuse entry into the Schengen Area upon arrival (Art. 30 Visa Code).

Handling of fake or forged documents

Fake or forged documents will not be returned and may be sent to the relevant authorities.

The submission of fake or forged documents is a reason of refusal.

Fachkräfteinwanderungsgesetz (FEG) – Skilled Immigration Act

The Skilled Immigration Act entered into force on 1 March 2020. The aim of this law is to enable qualified skilled workers to take up employment in Germany.

 However, before applying for a visa,  it is important to officially confirm your academic or vocational qualifications and German-language skills.

 You will find information at

https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/en/visa/quick-check/  and

https://www.Anerkennung-in-Deutschland.de/html/en

 If you have the necessary qualifications and German-language skills and are interested in moving to Germany as a skilled worker, please contact the

German-Senegalese Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration

(located on the ground floor of ANPEJ in Castor-Dakar)

Lot 1 Lotissement SODIDA

Avenue Bourguiba

47267 Dakar-Liberté

Tel.: +221 33 825 87 21)

 and arrange an appointment or phone call to discuss the next steps.





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