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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 10:56pm On Jan 21
Please,any one here who's well grounded on Nursing admissions in Germany?
I have a friend,who just graduated from a nursing school in Nigeria,with the certificate-Registered Nursing (RN).
Is she qualified for Bachelor's/Master's or she has to go via Studienkolleg?
Thanks for your swift response.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 9:59pm On Jan 08
Hello all, I just got an offer to do MBA in IU, a private uni in Germany. I need advice please, the tuition is about the same amount with the offer I got to uk too. Considering the fact that I intend to go with husband and 3kids, which of this countries is likely to grant us Visa?? And which is the best choice generally?

The UK will be better for you.
The guarantee you will get a visa interview date at the German consulate,Lagos,is slim.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 10:13pm On Jan 05
Noted now. Thanks for the infor.

It's like your village people are at work? grin
Don't cancel that appointment!
The resetting periods then,were they not 31st March and 30th September every year.
Why are people in category B,that booked in April 2021 still getting appointment dates till now,if resetting is still adopted?
I don talk finish abi write finish.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 10:04pm On Jan 05

Happy New Year

I don't think your friend is right, the reset is actually real. If not it will be made known via their website.

When last did you take your time to read through the pages of the German consulate,Lagos,about the student visa application?
If you see where they currently stated the resetting dates/periods as they did before until around second week of June 2021,when they introduced the one year waiting period for category B,show me.
If you like cancel your appointment,you'll likely queue at the back in the scheme of appointments.
Happy new year.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 10:52am On Dec 28, 2021

I believe the admission letter needs to be given to you just once.

Deferment only happens when you've been offered admission. So I'll say that that admission letter is sufficient. Just answer the embassy appropriately should they ask any questions related to it.

And by the way, are you going for B.Sc or M.Sc, and when did you book?

The consulate don't care about deferment.
All they want to confirm is,if you're currently enrolled in your studies.
His/her school have the bigger role to play here.
If they can confirm his/her status as their current student,there's no issue.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 10:41am On Dec 28, 2021
Good evening all, i got my AD a few days back, i bless God for that. On the checklist i saw up "Upto date Admission letter" the question is, the admission letter i got in 2020 is it still valid? Or should i request for another from the school?.

And another major thing that has been bothering me is that i deferred my admission some months back after giving up hope on AD two semesters online and inability to write exams and the online classes where becoming too tiring. My request was granted and I was given until winter semesters 2022 to resume to avoid losing my admission cause i told them about the visa issues and how i could no longer cope with the online lectures. My main question is will this affect my visa interview or process? I already wrote to the school but due to the festivities i have to wait until
January 3rd to get a response. Please any info will help

You have nothing to worry about,but,your school should really come to your aid,since it involves deferment.
Write to your school to give you current enrollment letter/certificate for the semester.
I think it involves payment of tuition fee and/or semester fee.
Photocopy all your lecture notes,assignments, experiments,tests,etc-they are called transcription of records,ie proofs you really attended lectures online and take them along with the other required documents while going for the interview.Don't worry about the missed exams.I didn't write exams,my visa was approved.A guy I gave this information here too didn't write exams and he's now in Germany.You can explain to them why you didn't take them.Note,don't explain or talk anything you're not asked while at the consulate.
All the best.

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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 8:17pm On Dec 27, 2021

Sorry for bringing the wrong information and thanks for the clarification.

It's ok.
You're welcome. grin

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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 7:38pm On Dec 26, 2021

That's sufficient for Category A

Try to update yourself from time to time on the consulate's website to avoid giving out wrong information or direct the person to the website if you're not too sure.
For 2018 first class graduates,their category A status ended on 31st March 2021.
They're now in category B.


Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 9:45am On Dec 17, 2021
Hallo good evening!

I was talking with someone and he suggested I get another passport from an African country.

Although I have a direct link to achieve that but My concern now is that I’ve never been to that country.

And also I did all my schooling in Nigeria, won’t it look odd having certificate from Nigeria and Having another passport that has never been stamped.

Passport or residence permit?
Go for residence permit.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 9:22pm On Dec 13, 2021
Is there any way to pay to be able to do interview within 2 to 3 months of booking for appointment?

To bypass germany's length of time it takes to be called for interview after booking

Some Nigerians and bribery and corruption. grin
It has really eaten them deep.
You even have the guts to ask this kind of illicit question here.
Why not go to the German consulate and ask them?
I've got bad news for you-German consulate isn't like Nigerian institutions.
People wey dey talk say na Nigerian students in Germany dey spoil their image wey make German consulate no dey too give AD,una never see this brethren? grin
Una good night oo!


Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 2:15pm On Nov 29, 2021
Hello guys �

I have been following the thread, so I'm quite sure knowledgeable about the whole Germany application process. In the previous posts/threads, someone posted that if you have B2 German Language Certification you're automatically qualified for Category A, so therefore I would like to confirm if this is true

This is outdated.
The one,@nameundisclosed,posted is current.
You can also go to the consulate's site to see things for yourself.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 7:55pm On Nov 28, 2021

Achso, gut...
According to the three people I've asked here and from the answers given, I'm typing this. Alongside some other information as well.

I figured that this new rule of Category B could have started quite recently, because I'm sort of sure that I saw that rule while checking the requirements on the website in late 2020(could be wrong about when it started, but I'm just saying that's when I saw it first.)

As you know, the world is still trying to accommodate normal life alongside the COVID-19 situation, so immigration could still be tight in some areas.

Now, I feel the reason the Consulate/Embassy is making things quite uneasy for Nigerians is this: in the past, some Nigerians have gone through this process like us, they've gotten to Germany and then they've done a lot of substandard things and then gotten deported. Some have gone the wrong road and entered illegally, caught and also deported. Obviously, the normal response would be to halt or at least, neck up the process, making it quite difficult for others, all in an effort to curb such situations, which isn't surprising because Nigerians like to cause trouble. Germany isn't the only country that has done this. Poland, France, even the UK and US have started stressing the process for Nigerians because we seem to have made things worse.

However, from these three people who have recently gotten good progress, I am optimistic that the embassy is still giving feedback. The waiting time may still be quite tedious, but there's still hope. At the moment, Germany and the EU as a whole are facing some major immigration issues and I feel that could also be another reason for the delay. However, it would appear that Olaf Scholz may bring in a new law favouring immigration, so let's pray and be hopeful.

I, myself have been waiting for some time now, but I haven't given up. I advise you try doing something else that keeps you less bothered. Here's one thing I do a lot: I open Google Maps, search the university i want to go, or at least, the airport and do a virtual tour. That really brings my faith to a good level. One of my favourite bible verses is Jeremiah 29:11. You can make it yours too. Gather your faith and expectations, take it to God and watch what He will do.

Also, bitte, mach euch keine Sorgen. Alles wird gut.
Gott wird uns helfen, Amen.

(See the image I posted, from the three people in this group, God did it for them, He will do for us)

I disagree with your third paragraph.
Obviously,you can't prove this,because,it's based on 'hear say'.
Otherwise,show me your data or the reputable cum impeccable media source you got the information from.
Nigerians are rated as the most educated black people on earth in the US.Why will the narrative change in Germany?
High population and wicked leaders are causing visa challenges for you and not innocent Nigerians living abroad,who suffered to escape on their own.
Zuonu ike oo!!

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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 7:46pm On Nov 28, 2021
I don't know why Nigerians keep messing up in another's man land.
Yes, it's true Poland is really tough to enter.

Messing up where?
Where's your data?
Where did you get your information from?
Unu zukwanu ike!
Guard your tongues and glue your hands whenever they're pushing you to write things like this.
Nigerian students are doing well all over the world.
High population of people who wants to leave Nigeria is the challenge.
Indians,Iranians,Pakistanis are facing the same challenge.

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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 5:59pm On Nov 19, 2021
Please guys, I have a question.
What's the average time between AM and Visum. Supposing one submits the required documents immediately.

It depends on your departure date.
You can have your Visum at minimum 7 days after submitting your passport for visa stamping.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 5:54pm On Nov 19, 2021
Like 8days

Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 2:02pm On Nov 18, 2021

alright thank you very much for your prompt response!

Although i have someone in Benin Republic but i can't move down there because I'm currently engaged.

can i apply now though i ve not been admitted to any school .

It's even better to book for visa appointment now.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 7:49am On Nov 18, 2021

Okay thanks.
You suggest I go via study route , that means apply from Nigeria.

My sponsor is well to do, so can an invitation letter from my sponsor hasten up the process?


Yeah,apply from Nigeria or if you have someone in Benin Republic or Ghana,you can go for their resident permit and apply from there.
Interview invitation solely depends on the German consulate,Lagos and not on any invitation letter from your sponsor.
You don't even need any invitation letter,rather formal obligation or official German declaration of sponsorship.
You have to be sure you've gotten visa application appointment at the consulate before processing it,because it expires after 6 months.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 10:18pm On Nov 17, 2021
Halo good evening
Can someone please clarify something for me ?

I graduated recently with a 2.1 which from what I can deduce falls under category B.

My question now is , I have a family member (sponsor) there in Deutschland who doesn’t know how the whole process works.
So I’m thinking is there anyway I can move down there legally and apply to a school when I get there ? Or have faith And keep applying from Nigeria.

You can go to Germany with visiting or tourist visa,but,you're expected to go back after 3 months and you're not allowed to work or seek for an admission with it.
Even if you decide to hide after it's expiration,you've entered illegal mode.It might take you years for you to stand on your feet,if at all you escape deportation.
Again,the German consulate,Lagos,rarely give visiting visas to Nigerian youths,because they know most of them don't return back.
Your type of job or business,monthly earnings/incomes,travel exposure,travel motive,ties both home and abroad must be formidable before you can secure the visa.
I'll advice you do everything legally possible to move to Germany via studies.
In conclusion,not everyone who's a legal German resident or citizen can sponsor you.
If the income of your sponsor isn't at the level required by the immigration office of his resident city,after tax and other expenses,he/she can't sponsor you.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 8:26pm On Nov 16, 2021
Can someone kindly tell me how to start this whole process. I want to travel to Germany with my family ! Any advice and website on how to start and apply for visa ? Can I do this on my own or use an agent! Thanks so much. I would be reading comments and advices

If your planned trip is for studies,first of all,you need to search for schools that are offering the course you want to study and apply.
Most of them use the general admission application body in Germany called uni-assist while few don't.
You can travel with your family,but,i don't know any further details about that.You can call the consulate for clarity.
Below is a link for you to know everything about visa,appointment booking and applications.
Don't use any agent,i repeat,don't.
This requires your time,energy and resources.You can do it on your own as long as you stay updated.
All the best.


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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 3:18pm On Nov 13, 2021
Thanks bro

It's required.
Try to get a valid and up-to-date visa application information from the German consulate's website or phone lines.
I don talk finish.
Open this link,scroll down the page and click on 'Checklist students'.

Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 8:59pm On Nov 12, 2021
Please has anyone applying for BSC gone for an interview? If yes, It will be nice to know the interview questions that were given.
kindly chat me up on WhatsApp 08182339894 or post on this thread for interested participants to see.

Go back to about 15 to 20 pages from here and carefully read through them,you'll see many interview transcriptions.
Sometimes,you have to stop waiting for things on a silver platter and go to work immediately.


Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 5:59am On Nov 12, 2021
pls can i write you via email or number pls for more talk. Thanks

Check your e-mail.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 10:13pm On Nov 11, 2021
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Yeah,i forgot the consular card.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 9:56pm On Nov 11, 2021

Please what is the process to get a residence permit in Benin?

Check out my reply to MICng.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 9:53pm On Nov 11, 2021
Okay. How do i go to Ghana, like which Visa or application should i use to move from Nigeria, already i have a place to stay not too far from the Ghana German Embassy.

You can go to Ghana via bus(ABC transport etc) or aeroplane.
You don't need visa to go to Ghana.They're in ECOWAS.Your passport will only be stamped by the immigration officers at the point of entry.
Lol, grin grin if you like live inside the German embassy,Ghana,without a six-month valid resident permit,you can't apply for a visa.And the six months starts counting from the day of issuance of the permit and not the day you submitted the required documents at the immigration office.Also,note that your passport must show that you didn't leave Ghana within those six months,otherwise the embassy might notice you only came for the resident permit and left afterwards during the visa application.
Your mission in Ghana is to gather relevant documents,starting from Nigeria,that'd qualify you to apply for a resident permit.
That your friend should help you out on the relevant documents.
All the best.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 9:41pm On Nov 11, 2021

Do you know anyone that have successfully gone through benin?

I was in Cotonou-Benin Republic,for a resident permit from January to March this year.
The process was moving smoothly till it was time to submit the whole documents to their immigration office.
I couldn't thumb print or take photograph because their central electronic system was being repaired.
It was only in August that they repaired their system.By that time i've even had my visa interview at the German consulate,Lagos.

Required documents from Nigeria to take along-
(1.)Police character from Alagbon police station
(2.)Birth certificate attestation from national population census
(5.)Passport photographs(about eight)
(6.)Yellow card(you get this at seme border)

Required documents in Benin Republic-
(1.)Attestation resident(the mayor/chief in your resident zone/area has to certity that you're living there)
(2.)Legalization of (1.) at the Marie
(3.) Translation of birth certificate
(4.)Medicals(you have to be tested for HIV)
(5.)Carte judiciary (their court has to certify some documents)
(7.)Submission fee
When you're through with all these,you submit them at the immigration office.The officers will come and verify if truly you're living in the mentioned apartment and might also come to your shop.
It takes about 2-3 months for it to be ready.
The date of issuance of the permit is when you start counting for the next six months or more,which qualifies you to apply for a visa with it.
Again your passport must show that you didn't leave Benin Republic within those six months(you don't have to stamp out),otherwise it might raise eye brows at the embassy during visa application.
Keep about N200K - N300K or more for the journey.
The bottom line is-you must have someone reliable in Benin Republic for this to pull through.
All the best.


Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 1:21pm On Nov 11, 2021
Try Benin Republic first before going to Ghana. Get a residence permit before booking an appointment.Ghana should be your last resort,It's difficult getting a residence permit talk less of the visa. Writing from experience.

I think in his case,Ghana would be easier for him,since he already has a place to stay and his friend's family can also vouch for him that he lives in their apartment.
Both in Ghana and Benin Republic,their immigration officers would come to verify if truly he resides in a rented apartment and not in a hotel.

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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 8:39pm On Nov 08, 2021

I think a schengen country would be best since Germany is also a Schengen country. You can try Norway. I haven't done it before though.

Do you think if he just lands in Norway,they'll give him resident permit immediately?
If you want to apply for a German visa in another country,you must have a resident permit of at least 6 months.
And you can't use visiting/tourist visa for Norway for studies in Germany.
Benin republic,Ghana and The Gambia are better options.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 11:38am On Nov 08, 2021

Thanks for the reply, I have further questions:
Will they still stamp the passport even though it will expire by mid January? If yes can I renew after the passport is stamped?

As for number 3: will I write to the embassy about my travel date in form of a letter?

I am working on the insurance(Mansard).

Oga,go and renew your passport ASAP as you've been advised.
They can't stamp the visa on a passport that'll expire in two months time,because you'll be given at least a 3-month visa.
Move immediately and stop asking further questions about that.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 2:44pm On Oct 31, 2021
No, I have dropped out from my German University. 3rd semester and nothing in sight, counted my loses and unto the next. I bet I’d be visiting Germany as a tourist later be that.

Heading to the Uk now.

Congratulations bro. grin

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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 5:38pm On Oct 24, 2021

Oh, so I also have to leave the original documents with them? I thought it's only the passport I have to drop.

You're not really serious. grin grin
If you don't drop your documents-originals and photocopies,how would they verify them and process your visa?
Besides,you're going to go home with your passport after the interview.
You only submit it when your visa is approved.

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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando(m): 11:46am On Oct 22, 2021
Hey guys,
pls I need assistance as regards the circled area in the visa form.. What can I put as my ‘intended duration of stay in Germany?. I’m in my 3rd semester by the way.

Your responses would be appreciated.

From the date you started the course to the date the course ends.
Even if it's remaining one day for you to finish,still put your expected last semester date according to the school calendar of your course.

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