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Information for Visitors - Graduation 2017

Visa and Accommodation Information

Invitation for Visitor’s Visa

Verpflichtungserklärung is the official document, with which you can invite and secure the visitor’s visa to the Federal Republic of Germany for a relative or a family member.

The procedure:

You must visit the Bürger Service Center-Nord (or any other Bürger Service Center around you) in Bremen-Vegesack. Please can check the address and the opening hours of the Bürger Service Center -Nord here.

Please call the Bürger Service Center – Nord in advance to make an appointment (0421) 361-88672 to make an appointment.

Proof of Funding:

Foreign students without permanent residence permit in Germany need to open a blocked account for their guests. The funds on this account are frozen until the guest leaves the country. For every started month of the guest’s stay , the amount of €300 (or €200 for children) is required for each guest. Students must therefore prove that they have €300 monthly for themselves, as well as €300 for each guest.

In addition, the amount of 1000€ needs to be deposited into the blocked account. This money will be unblocked once the guest leaves the country.

Please note that the proof of funding regulation is handled very strictly.

Persons with permanent residence permits and employment in Germany can also have their solvency evaluated. To this end, income documentation for the last three months is required (salary slips, bank account statistics, …). Costs for rent and additional costs are also evaluated. The necessary solvency is different in each case.

Cost of the service:

25€ for each Verpflichtungserklärung

5€ for the blocked account

After the Verpflichtungserklärung is issued, it has to be sent to the guest so they can apply for their visa.

Required documents:

From the Student:

  • Passport
  • Proof of funding (for the last 3 months)
  • Student ID
  • Anmeldung (registration with local authorities)

From the Guest:

  • Full Name
  • Birthday and Birth place
  • Nationality
  • Passport Number
  • Permanent address
  • What is the relation to the inviting party
  • Any accompanying people (wife/husband/children)
  • Duration of the stay in Germany
  • Where will the guest stay in Germany