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|Travel / Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by jacob05(m): 11:37am On Feb 09|
Lool. No vex boss.. you know una dey always busy over there. Thanks!
|Travel / Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by jacob05(m): 11:42pm On Feb 08|
Travel Health Insurance Request Mail: 01/02/2019
Dropped Travel Health Insurance at Embassy: 04/02/2019
Passport with Approved Visa and Original documents Returned via Courier (DHL): 08/02/2019
|Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 5 by jacob05(m): 9:16am On Feb 06|
He’s on leave
|Car Talk / Re: Save Your Salary For A Year, What Car Can You Afford ? by jacob05(m): 4:59pm On Feb 04|
|Travel / Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by jacob05(m): 9:43am On Feb 01|
Got a mail from the embassy to forward travel health insurance for six months starting at my intended travel date.
Where can I get a cheap one ooo... (pocket don dry)
|Travel / Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by jacob05(m): 11:33pm On Jan 31|
[Sorry in advance for blunders... First time giving a long account of my day smiley ]
Couldn't sleep because of the interview happening the next day. I mostly sleep late and wake up around 9-10am but now that my interview is 7 am I just can't configure myself to sleep early enough. I had arranged my documents into two folders labeled *Main Docs* and *Sup Docs*. The Main Doc folder contains all the required documents as listed on the main site while Sup Docs contains some additional documents for backup. Watched Frye on Netflix and while trying to get as much information about Germany in my head as possible (which later was not even asked!!!). Finally slept at around 1:30 am and told Siri to wake me up at 4:30 am.
4:30 am, the alarm woke me up and immediately pressed the snooze button and went into a mild sleep mode. (the alarm would trigger again in the next 9mins).
4:39 am, pushed the snooze button again but this time couldn't sleep. I checked google map and the estimate to the embassy is 20mins.
Ordered for Uber around 4:50 while I take my bath. The Uber driver arrived at around 5:02.
Got to the German Embassy at around 5:45 only to be told by a rather cool guy preparing to put on his uniform that to avoid being harassed by the police/security dudes that I should wait at the car park and come 30mins to my interview (6:30 am). It was a rainy morning and I did not know where the car park is. had to temporarily wait at the American Embassy's visa waiting area for a couple of minutes before sighting the car pack.
6:30 - The wait is over!!! I matched to the German embassy and met some dude ironing, a security man in uniform and one stern looking man in yellow and black trouser gisting. (In my mind I was like "could this be Paulinus?" he seems friendly - gisting and throwing banter - I was wrong!!!).
I was the first person there and I was told to bring out my appointment mail printout and my international passport which I did and was directed to the stern looking man! It was Mr Paulinus!
Mr Paulinus: Remove all your documents from the folder
Me: I have another folder which is for Supplementary Doc...
Mr Paulinus: STOP QUESTIONING ME!!! I DID NOT ASK YOU ABOUT ANY SUPPLEMENTARY DOC OR ANYTHING ... REMOVE ALL YOUR DOCUMENTS
[Hits his palm hard on the bench in front of him signifying where I should put it ]
Mr Paulinus: I'm not ready for all these nonsense this morning
Me: Ohh. Oh.. Ok.
I removed all the documents in both folders and placed them on the chair close to the bench
Mr Paulinus: WHERE IS YOUR APPLICATION FORM!
I searched the printouts and brought out the two application forms.
Mr Paulinus: IS THIS YOUR APPLICATION FORM!!! I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR ALL THESE... IT SEEMS YOU'RE NOT READY... SECURITY, CALL THE NEXT PERSON.
Me: Please sir, this is it... ---- showing him the forms which clearly states Application form
Security Man: Come here, just listen
I went back and the security man.. Bless the security man. he told me to be calm and just wait ... very nice man
While I waited, I watched him attend to 3 other people. He was much more tolerant of their mistakes and I was wondering if my village people were up early.
The process is just to separate the docs into original and photocopies following Commander Paulinus's ORDER. You'll likely be standing in front of 3 chairs - one chair for original the other two for the photocopies. you're to place each file one by one as announced by Commander Paulinus.
Mr Paulinus: HEY, COME HERE. HOPE YOU'LL LISTEN THIS TIME! OR ELSE I"LL SEND YOU BACK AND WON'T ATTEND TO YOU AGAIN!
Me: oo ook.
Mr Paulinus: Your Application forms
I presented him the exact documents I presented earlier.
He removed the staple pins on the forms and pinned them again by the side and placed the application forms each face down on the two chairs for the photocopied files.
Mr Paulinus: Your international passport data page
Me: (quickly reached for the file)
Mr Paulinus: DON'T BE TOO EXCITED!!! CALM DOWN!!!
Me: (I'm like what's wrong with this man!! let me be great jare!!! I looked back and the security man was just giving me eye to be cool)
Me - [I placed each on the two chairs]
He went to the other two people waiting for his instruction, called the next file and heads towards me
Mr Paulinus: declarations according to Section 54 Paragraph 2 Nr. 8 of the German Alien's Law
Me: [I placed each on the two chairs]
He went to others and came back
Mr Paulinus: I think you heard me well when I was telling the others about how to arrange your school certificate ... From lowest to the highest... Primary ... Secondary... University
[I placed each of the school certificates on the two chairs following the lowest to the highest other and placed the originals on the third chair]
Mr Paulinus: Your NYSC certificate
I never knew he'd ask for NYSC certificate because it was not on the checklist but I brought it as part of the supplementary documents and I thought I had copies of it but did not!!!! I felt dumb searching for photocopies of it which I could not find.
He came back.
Me: I don't have it.
Mr Paulinus: I thought I saw it [pointing to my files]
Me. Yee..eee.. aaa.. I don't have the photocopies
He gave me a wild look then
Mr Paulinus: Work experience letters
Me: [I placed my current employment work contract on the chair for original and the copies on the other chairs]
Mr Paulinus: Birth Certificate and Age declaration
Here... I was like WTF, I don't have the Age declaration letter... I only had the little registration of birth slip from the local government. I swiftly placed the small slip original and the photocopies on the chairs. Thankfully he did not check if I had the Age declaration letter (I called the embassy earlier and I was told it's fine but I've been hearing conflicting info online about it)
Mr Paulinus: Biographically old document, don't place the original there because it can easily get lost
Me: [I placed the copies of my voter registration card on the chairs]
Mr Paulinus: Are you going to use only one thing for the Biographically old document?
I had made copies of two other cards I thought I can substitute for my voter card if it got rejected. I placed each of the copies on the chairs
Mr Paulinus: Approval from Employment Agency
Me: [I placed the copies on the chairs]
Mr Paulinus: Work Contract
Me: [I placed the copies on the chairs]
He opened a page in the Application form and placed other copies in it then clipped it and did the same for the other duplicate application form and duplicate copies. He clipped the original documents too and placed them in one of the folders I brought and clipped it too. He then ushered me in!
I did not take my phone to the embassy and only had my watch on. I removed the watch and placed my documents in the provided tray and passed through the metal detector after which I was given a body search. I was given a key to the locker where my watch was placed and signed-in on a file that contains all the people scheduled for the day.
I was then told to sit at the waiting area while I watch a lady applying for student visa speak with the lady at the counter. I thought we’re going to be interviewed by a German but I was wrong. It was a calm looking Nigerian lady I saw. When she was done with the lady applying for student visa she left the counter and went to the main building. Took like 10mins before coming back and signaling that she is available on the digital screen. I was told security guys that it’s my turn!
The lady asked for my original documents. I gave her the clipped folder for the originals and she told me to remove the originals from the folder. I gave her the documents and waited while she checked the documents…. She saw where I work and smiled then asked jokingly why everyone is leaving my current employer and asked if I know someone named XXXXX... I just murmured through.. I was nervous after Mr Paulius’s wahala. She asked if my contract is fixed or unlimited. She requested for the other copies and checked them for completeness.
LADY: Let’s begin the interview
LADY: When did you graduate from school
ME: Oammm .. Oammh.. 20…. hmmmmmm.. Can I please check from my docs I can’t seem to remember
LADY: simple question, those that graduated in the 90s sef remember (it’s funny/amazing how friendly she was able to say this without making me feel worried.)
LADY: I’ll ask you later, let’s continue to the next question
LADY: Do you speak German
LADY: Do you have relatives in Germany
LADY: How did you come to know about the job
LADY: How many hours of work
ME: Told her
LADY: I mean, per day
ME: hmmmm.. told her
LADY: What will be your salary
LADY: What’s the **** for the job [I did not hear the part well.. ]
I started to explain the recruitment process but she stopped me and asked what are the skills needed for the job and I told her
LADY: Were you working before your current employment
LADY: How and where did you gain the skill required for the Job
LADY: Why Germany instead of Nigeria
LADY: What’s your plan afterward
She request for the visa fee, took my fingerprints and gave me a receipt and told me that would be all.
As I was about turning around to leave, I remember there’s a question I still haven’t answered. I reminded her and she asked if I have an answer I murmured and she reached for my document where she checked my graduation year and told me. Very Nice Lady!!!!
Went back to the metal detector guys ( and a lady) collected my things... had to tip them 1k.
|Travel / Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by jacob05(m): 10:34am On Jan 31|
|Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 5 by jacob05(m): 12:08am On Jan 29|
This birth cert thing is a bit confusing... called the embassy's hotline and the call center lady said local government issued birth cert is accepted but hearing conflicting story here..
As anyone used local government issued birth cert here? has anyone been rejected cus of local government issued cert?
|Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 5 by jacob05(m): 1:38pm On Jan 22|
Lburna:Local Government issued birth certificate or court affidavit would do
|Travel / Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by jacob05(m): 11:58am On Jan 20|
|Travel / Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by jacob05(m): 11:07am On Jan 20|
temitayoolu:*j) Can I see your latest salary slips?* that isn't in the list of required docs na which kinda wahala be this
*i) Do you have a copy of your appointment letter?* did you make 2 copies of this?
*h) Can I see your previous job experience letters?* what if it's not available? (I don't have letters from my previous employer(s))
|Travel / Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by jacob05(m): 12:58am On Jan 19|
Is prove of health insurance required for the interview?
|Travel / Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by jacob05(m): 1:48am On Jan 18|
hmmm... And you confirmed the Lagos Consulate got it?
|Travel / Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by jacob05(m): 1:18am On Jan 18|
Sam8850:Did you present an approval letter from Employment Agency?
|Travel / Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by jacob05(m): 10:23pm On Jan 17|
|Travel / Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by jacob05(m): 7:01pm On Jan 17|
What advantage does Mac book give?
Oga temitayoolu thanks for your good work here sir.
|Travel / Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by jacob05(m): 11:08am On Jan 15|
temitayoolu:Those of us using bitbucket nko? and private repo?
|Travel / Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by jacob05(m): 1:45pm On Jan 09|
|Travel / Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by jacob05(m): 11:49am On Jan 09|
|Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 5 by jacob05(m): 9:55am On Jan 08|
DameBeloved:That's for Passport and ID matters not for Long Term Visa
|Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 5 by jacob05(m): 12:33pm On Jan 06|
Chriswazo:who offend you?
|Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 5 by jacob05(m): 12:02am On Jan 06|
danielsunky:My dad got this for me when I was young. So, couldn't be of much help.
|Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 5 by jacob05(m): 10:44pm On Jan 05|
I actually called the embassy's call centre and the rep said it's acceptable, just want to hear people's thoughts
|Travel / Re: General German Student Visa Enquiries Part 5 by jacob05(m): 8:50pm On Jan 05|
Would REGISTRATION OF A BIRTH slip from Local Government (Births, Death and Burials Ordinance) be accepted too? (for someone born before December 1992) (it's a small slip, stamped and signed by the registrar)
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