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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by daambassador: 6:01am On Apr 20
daambassador:
For those that have done certification of their documents at the embassy either in Abuja or Lagos consulate, what's the process


Plz can someone help me out on this?
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Nobody: 6:33am On Apr 20
@justwise

I couldn’t find the thread you and I had that argument on. But, in all fairness to you, I think I now understand the point of what you do.

You’re like Big Brother that asks all the tough and tricky questions to make sure that immigration plan is foolproof. Well done, and my apologies.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Fatalveli(m): 8:19am On Apr 20
OdogwuEkeke:
For those recently applying to universities.

Please, have a wide range of options!!

Do not put all your eggs in one basket- 'Germany'

This is not to discourage you, just apply to multiple schools in different countries.

Just so that you will not be delayed in your pursuit.
You guys are forgetting that Germany is the only school with free tuition and that’s why people want to go there for studies. Other countries, one has to pay for tuition, including having a blocked account for personal use. I personal cannot afford that.

It’s not like Germany is a do or die, it’s simply the best option money wise.

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Escanor(m): 8:24am On Apr 20
Many schools are opened for application now..let's try to launch application for winter semester.
I need help for SL guys.any help?
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Vlibray: 8:34am On Apr 20
Fatalveli:
You guys are forgetting that Germany is the only school with free tuition and that’s why people want to go there for studies. Other countries, one has to pay for tuition, including having a blocked account for personal use. I personal cannot afford that.

It’s not like Germany is a do or die, it’s simply the best option money wise.
Do your research well ok

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Nobody: 9:10am On Apr 20
Can someone living in France stand as sponsor for me to study in Germany?
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Fatalveli(m): 9:20am On Apr 20
Vlibray:

Do your research well ok
Ok what other country is tuition free?
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by justwise(m): 9:44am On Apr 20
iamadonis2:
@justwise

I couldn’t find the thread you and I had that argument on. But, in all fairness to you, I think I now understand the point of what you do.

You’re like Big Brother that asks all the tough and tricky questions to make sure that immigration plan is foolproof. Well done, and my apologies.
https://www.nairaland.com/4462513/life-abroad-worth-stress-hype/37#100266229

Thanks for your understanding though.

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by OdogwuEkeke(m): 11:28am On Apr 20
Moneywise, Probably.

If learning the language to B2 or so is not part of your plan, then you might find it hard to stay back in Germany hence another journey, it all depends on your preference.

But would you waste a whole year or more just because Germany is your only option?

There are NGO universities in the US that you have the opportunity to work while schooling to pay your school fees. Check

More like, if you do not meet Jamb cut-off mark for a school, wouldn't you try another or consider the Pre-degree program?

Time wastes for no man.

As I said, my statement is not to discourage anyone but imagine having a backlog since late 2019. Thousands of applicants!

It is even more competitive now.

Nnah ehn!!!you've ever wondered why [i]fewer CAT B [/i]get dates?

You can still apply to schools outside Nigeria and resume in September this year. Even if it is in Africa.

We have the largest population in Africa remember! This is why interview dates are given in other African countries (less population)




Fatalveli:
You guys are forgetting that Germany is the only school with free tuition and that’s why people want to go there for studies. Other countries, one has to pay for tuition, including having a blocked account for personal use. I personal cannot afford that.

It’s not like Germany is a do or die, it’s simply the best option money wise.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Ekessy: 11:45am On Apr 20
Good Afternoon Everyone

There was a discussion earlier on this thread about the arrangement of documents at the embassy but I can't find that now. Please can someone help me with how documents ought to be arranged? Are there other documents I could be asked to present that is not on their list?

This warning that you shouldn't come with bags...does it include school bags?

I would also appreciate tips on avoiding obvious errors.

Thanks a bunch.

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by GreatMage: 12:10pm On Apr 20
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

It is finished

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by OdogwuEkeke(m): 12:44pm On Apr 20
Download the Checklist and follow it to the letter.

Arrange your documents as you see them on the checklist.

All the best Ekessy.

Ekessy:
Good Afternoon Everyone

There was a discussion earlier on this thread about the arrangement of documents at the embassy but I can't find that now. Please can someone help me with how documents ought to be arranged? Are there other documents I could be asked to present that is not on their list?

This warning that you shouldn't come with bags...does it include school bags?

I would also appreciate tips on avoiding obvious errors.

Thanks a bunch.

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by OdogwuEkeke(m): 12:45pm On Apr 20
@GreatMage wetin you see make we hear am.

GreatMage:
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

It is finished
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by OdogwuEkeke(m): 12:48pm On Apr 20
Prepare for your interview.

Read interview transcripts on this Thread and previous ones too.

Be well informed of the reason you really want to go for the course you are studying and also why Germany.

You can also contact those that have testified of getting a Visa here- if they get to reply. They are the real Oracles.

Ekessy:
Good Afternoon Everyone

There was a discussion earlier on this thread about the arrangement of documents at the embassy but I can't find that now. Please can someone help me with how documents ought to be arranged? Are there other documents I could be asked to present that is not on their list?

This warning that you shouldn't come with bags...does it include school bags?

I would also appreciate tips on avoiding obvious errors.

Thanks a bunch.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by daambassador: 1:58pm On Apr 20
daambassador:
For those that have done certification of their documents at the embassy either in Abuja or Lagos consulate, what's the process

E get as e be ooo!...y'all have gone blind to this question.
Thought the essence of this platform is to help and encourage each other.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Gentleman001: 2:20pm On Apr 20
daambassador:



Plz can someone help me out on this?
Google authentication of certification and put nairaland at the end... it will lead you to the thread that all these were been explain
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by DankbaresHerz: 3:17pm On Apr 20
Go to the embassy website for Nigeria, arrange the documents the way it’s listed out on the check list. All the best



OdogwuEkeke

post=100957837:

Prepare for your interview.

Read interview transcripts on this Thread and previous ones too.

Be well informed of the reason you really want to go for the course you are studying and also why Germany.

You can also contact those that have testified of getting a Visa here- if they get to reply. They are the real Oracles.

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by GreatMage: 3:54pm On Apr 20
OdogwuEkeke:
@GreatMage wetin you see make we hear am.


I can't say
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by UrekMazino(m): 3:58pm On Apr 20
GreatMage:


I can't say

A for Apple

B for Ball

C for _____

D for Deutschland

grin grin grin grin

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by juliuscapps(m): 7:33pm On Apr 20
Hello comrade, pls i want to know if Neco results are tenable at the german embassy. My waec result is not too good. I'm planning to apply for Master degree, i finished with 2.1

Pls anyone can help me before i go further applying.

Thanks
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by harday27: 9:06pm On Apr 20
It is, I used same.


juliuscapps:
Hello comrade, pls i want to know if Neco results are tenable at the german embassy. My waec result is not too good. I'm planning to apply for Master degree, i finished with 2.1

Pls anyone can help me before i go further applying.

Thanks
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by juliuscapps(m): 9:52pm On Apr 20
[quote author=harday27 post=100972077]It is, I used same.


Thanks bro..
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Duisburg: 1:51am On Apr 21
Donnieben1:
Hello guys, I'm here to share my whole admission to visa experience on this German waka. I hope this lightens the mood here because I know the mood around here is down .

So I've been on my German journey since late 2018, I tried applying to many schools for Msc admission and got loads of rejection which dampened my mood but I decided I was not going to relent. So all through 2019 I was seeking admissions in public schools and I wasn't getting any, I guess because my course of study was in high demand (Data science) which requires the best Bsc result.

In the midst of this rejection offers I decided not to relent and was a follower of this German visa thread on nairaland. I began to notice that even with admission letters, appointment letters at the Embassy was not forthcoming and so I decided to leave Nigeria.

Early this year I decided on moving to Turkey, with the aim of staying six months and then moving to Germany, at this point I had no German admission yet but I decided on pursuing it. I came to Turkey in March and during the whole lockdown I started looking out for more schools to apply to in Germany.

My plan was very simple, I would come to Turkey , stay for six months with their residence permit and then apply for German visa after getting admission to Germany. So, I was sending applications here and there while I was in Turkey here and BOOM I finally got an admission to one of the best schools in Germany (top 10 percent worldwide). At this point I already had my Turkish resident permit and was waiting for my six months to complete before I apply for the German study visa at the Embassy here.

Finally, the six months elapsed, and then I began the visa application process which was very simple and fine .

The Process here in Turkey is very simple:

1. They have a third-party body (iData) that you book visa appointments through.
2. You pay about 69 Turkish lira which is an equivalent of (4500 naira) and then they tell you in two weeks you'll get an appointment to go to the Embassy. Mine came in 9 days.
3. They sent me the required documents and everything I needed to take to the Embassy which was not a problem at all. Required documents were blocked account confirmation ( I used expatrio), health insurance which expatrio provides, original copy of your degree certificate, visa application form and biometric passport photographs and most importantly 75 euros and motivation letter.
4. And so I went to the Embassy, guys it was very smooth there.. no stress whatsoever. I got to the Embassy on time . Had a wait time of 20 minutes and then it was time to talk to the visa officer.
5. The interview questions were smooth though plenty, I advice for preparation and calmness. So at the end of the interview the visa officer told me I will be given a visa decision in 4-6 weeks and so I left.
6. Guys, exactly one week after my visa interview , I received a call from the Embassy that my passport and other documents are being shipped by UPS and they are calling to confirm my home address. I responded accordingly and they said in 2 - 3 days I will receive my documents.
7. I am glad to say I received my passport with the visa stamped.

I can say I am ready to travel to Germany and start a new phase in my life..

Cheers Everyone!! For everyone still trying and hoping to leave Nigeria for Germany or anywhere else, I believe everyone's dreams and wishes will come to pass.

Hi Guys. It’s been months I put up this post here and I’ve received mails and requests on the process and how everything went. People have asked about the cost implication and the possibilities. It appears my post wasn't totally informative and will like to update it.

So, I left Nigeria for Turkey on a study visa. Before I left I did some research on the kind of permit I will be getting and if it will be eligible to apply for a German National Visa in Turkey.


I went as a student and got a student residence permit but from the new laws I see now going as a tourist will save you more money and you would still be able to apply for the German National Visa. All you need to provide is proof that you are a permanent resident in Turkey and this is done by showing you have been living in Turkey for the past six months.

This is my student route process: As I said I went as a master's student from Nigeria. Another new law in Turkey which I noticed from most of their schools is that they don't grant Msc admissions for February intake, though I was fortunate to get mine in February 2020. So I went as a student. The university I applied to had a tuition fee of $4,000 for the whole program and you will have to pay $2000 for the first semester and for registration before you are recognised as a student and granted eligibility to apply for your long term resident permit when you get into Turkey.

For living expenses in Turkey, their national currency is the Turkish Lira which is not so stronger than the naira. For accomodation you can have a budget of $150 to be paid monthly. the houses don't come furnished but you can furnish them from the second-hand market. With a budget of $300 you can get a bed and mattress, kitchen items , a sofa and maybe a washing machine. Internet home subscription is unlimited though you will have to pay $10 monthly. Water, electricity and gas bills can go for $30 dollars or slightly lesser based on your usage. For feeding you can live on $200 (it all depends on how you eat). The job market in Turkey is not so good, most foreigners engage in trading - they buy clothes and ship to customers in every part of the world. Some people do tile exports, door exports and others. Ready available jobs are home cleaning jobs with minimum monthly earnings of 1,400 Turkish lira or 1200.

The reason I had to update this post was so people who decide to go through this route have a good understanding of what is involved.

I really hope the embassy situation in Nigeria improves so people don't have to go through this stress.

For those wishing to come to Germany my suggestion is you start learning German anyway you can and also if it's possible the schools you choose should have proximity to the big cities where you can readily find jobs and the language will not be a barrier.

I wish everyone the best.


Hello, bro. Do you know whether if I book for Turkey Visa I can be able to apply for German Student visa over there.

And would I have to stay for 6months?

Thanks.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by GreatMage: 2:10am On Apr 21
Duisburg:

Hello, bro. Do you know whether if I book for Turkey Visa I can be able to apply for German Student visa over there.

And would I have to stay for 6months?

Thanks.

Yes
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Duisburg: 7:40am On Apr 21
GreatMage:


Yes
Which of the question did you say yes to? That I can book or that I have to wait for 6 months?
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by nellystrong7(m): 9:50am On Apr 21
ARRANGEMENT OF DOCUMENTS FOR INTERVIEW.
First & most importantly get to the embassy earlier than your scheduled time for interview. Arrival time will be stamped on the print out on your AD mail.
Makes at least 2copies each of your documents. U can take along certificates not listed which U think can make a difference.
Mr Paulinus will tell U how to arrange your documents. If U didn't make upto 2copies per document, he will ask U to go & get it done outside which is very expensive.
After arrangement, U will be ushered into the hall where U will sign IN, and asked to sit & wait for your turn.
Don't go with any bag. If U do, U will be asked to find somewhere outside the embassy to keep it. There is a fair woman that helps stranded people with that but at a cost. I suggest U go along with a file or water proof envelop.
Like @Odogwu said, prepare well. They ask wide range of questions. Answer U give to a question would determine the next question that would emerge.
Study previous transcript of questions. They are very helpful. U may be given an exam at the end of the oral interview.
Very importantly make sure your Motivation letter or SOP(Statement Of Purpose) is brilliantly written. If possible ask someone to check it out for U. This is because your interview transcript along with your documents will head to the district where your school is located in Germany. So the Motivation letter or SOP will speak & articulate your points & clear any doubt about your application.
If your studies has started make sure U have an extension letter of presence with U. It is assumed U are to resume before matriculation. But if U are going for Winter 2021 U don't need extension letter.
Relax & prepare well. Don't be scared or anxious for nothing OK. U will succeed. There is light @ the end of the tunnel.

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by GreatMage: 11:20am On Apr 21
Duisburg:

Which of the question did you say yes to? That I can book or that I have to wait for 6 months?

6 months waiting....
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by GreatMage: 11:21am On Apr 21
Duisburg:

Which of the question did you say yes to? That I can book or that I have to wait for 6 months?

6 months waiting....
You can apply from Turkey depending on de visa you went with...

I believe someone did same here with student visa

Goodluck
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Duisburg: 11:34am On Apr 21
GreatMage:


6 months waiting....
You can apply from Turkey depending on de visa you went with...

I believe someone did same here with student visa

Goodluck
Which country can I go that would only need me to use days to get the German Visa Booked?
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Energygod: 12:15pm On Apr 21
Duisburg:

Which country can I go that would only need me to use days to get the German Visa Booked?


Nothing of such bro you will only look suspicious.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by GreatMage: 12:24pm On Apr 21
Duisburg:

Which country can I go that would only need me to use days to get the German Visa Booked?

In this thread, there was an applicant that used that route but he said they told him it wasn't need to wait for six months...

I can't remember the country again... Didnt bookmark it.

He applied and got the visa. It was recently posted like not more than a week or so.

Check back on past transcripts maybe u will see his testimonial and can try chatting him up...

Oh and it seems it came late or so like he already in Germany of over 3 months before he came back to give the writeup...

Try going through past transcripts.

Goodluck.

Donnieben1:
Hello guys, I'm here to share my whole admission to visa experience on this German waka. I hope this lightens the mood here because I know the mood around here is down .

So I've been on my German journey since late 2018, I tried applying to many schools for Msc admission and got loads of rejection which dampened my mood but I decided I was not going to relent. So all through 2019 I was seeking admissions in public schools and I wasn't getting any, I guess because my course of study was in high demand (Data science) which requires the best Bsc result.

In the midst of this rejection offers I decided not to relent and was a follower of this German visa thread on nairaland. I began to notice that even with admission letters, appointment letters at the Embassy was not forthcoming and so I decided to leave Nigeria.

Early this year I decided on moving to Turkey, with the aim of staying six months and then moving to Germany, at this point I had no German admission yet but I decided on pursuing it. I came to Turkey in March and during the whole lockdown I started looking out for more schools to apply to in Germany.

My plan was very simple, I would come to Turkey , stay for six months with their residence permit and then apply for German visa after getting admission to Germany. So, I was sending applications here and there while I was in Turkey here and BOOM I finally got an admission to one of the best schools in Germany (top 10 percent worldwide). At this point I already had my Turkish resident permit and was waiting for my six months to complete before I apply for the German study visa at the Embassy here.

Finally, the six months elapsed, and then I began the visa application process which was very simple and fine .

The Process here in Turkey is very simple:

1. They have a third-party body (iData) that you book visa appointments through.
2. You pay about 69 Turkish lira which is an equivalent of (4500 naira) and then they tell you in two weeks you'll get an appointment to go to the Embassy. Mine came in 9 days.
3. They sent me the required documents and everything I needed to take to the Embassy which was not a problem at all. Required documents were blocked account confirmation ( I used expatrio), health insurance which expatrio provides, original copy of your degree certificate, visa application form and biometric passport photographs and most importantly 75 euros and motivation letter.
4. And so I went to the Embassy, guys it was very smooth there.. no stress whatsoever. I got to the Embassy on time . Had a wait time of 20 minutes and then it was time to talk to the visa officer.
5. The interview questions were smooth though plenty, I advice for preparation and calmness. So at the end of the interview the visa officer told me I will be given a visa decision in 4-6 weeks and so I left.
6. Guys, exactly one week after my visa interview , I received a call from the Embassy that my passport and other documents are being shipped by UPS and they are calling to confirm my home address. I responded accordingly and they said in 2 - 3 days I will receive my documents.
7. I am glad to say I received my passport with the visa stamped.

I can say I am ready to travel to Germany and start a new phase in my life..

Cheers Everyone!! For everyone still trying and hoping to leave Nigeria for Germany or anywhere else, I believe everyone's dreams and wishes will come to pass.

This is a guy who used the route but required six months...

I bookmarked this one.

Search for the guy who didn't...

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