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15.05.2022 - Article

The application must be submitted personally at the German Embassy. Once you have obtained all necessary documents, please register for an appointment here  

Incomplete applications will be decided on the basis of the documents that were submitted, and may be rejected. The processing time of your visa application will be shorter if your documents are complete upon submission of the application.

Please include one set of copies of your supporting documents with each of the two print-outs of your application form, along with the original documents.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Your valid passport
  • Two print-outs of your duly filled and signed application form which must to be downloaded here
  • Three biometrical passport photos, with one glued to each application form
  • Visa fee 75 Euro, payable in PHP (fee is waived if your spouse is German or EU national)
  • Your birth certificate, issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • Your marriage certificate
  • If you were single at the time of your marriage: PSA Index Certificate CRS Form No. 5 (Advisory on marriages)

  • If you were divorced abroad: Divorce sentence and PSA Index Certificate CRS Form No. 5 (Advisory on Marriages) with an annotation of the divorce
  • If your previous marriage was annulled in the Philippines: Annulment court order and PSA Index Certificate CRS Form No. 5 (Advisory on Marriages) with an annotation of the annulment
  • If you were a widow(er): Death certificate and PSA Index Certificate CRS Form No. 5 (Advisory on Marriages)
  • A1 Certificate from an ALTE-certified language school (Goethe Institut, ÖSD, telc, TestDaF, ECL). The certificate is not required if your spouse is an EU national who does not have the German nationality and resides in Germany. For further exceptions please see here
  • From your spouse: Copy of the Identity Card (if German), copy of the passport, the Residence certificate and the work contract (if not German, but EU national) or copy of the residence permit card (if non EU)

Please note:

PSA Certificates must be issued on security paper (SECPA) by the Philippine Statistics Authority. Please visit either PSA Helpline or PSA Serbilis for further information.

PSA documents do not need to be authenticated by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign documents which were neither issued in the Philippines nor in Germany must be legalized or have an apostille.

Documents which are not in German or English language need to be translated by a recognized translator. For details, please see here

Your application must be submitted personally at VFS Global in Manila or Cebu. Once you have obtained all necessary documents, please register for an appointment here.

Incomplete applications will be decided on the basis of the documents that were submitted, and may be rejected. The processing time of your visa application will be shorter if your documents are complete upon submission of the application.

Please include one set of copies of your supporting documents with each of the two print-outs of your application form, along with the original documents.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Your valid passport
  • Two print-outs of your duly filled and signed application form which must to be downloaded here . The application has to be signed by your parent(s) having the legal custody
  • Three biometrical passport photos, with one glued to each application form
  • Visa fee 37,50 Euro, payable in PHP (fee is waived if your parent is German or EU national)
  • Your birth certificate, issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), not older than six months
  • If your parents were married, but the marriage was divorced or annulled: Divorce or Annulment Court Order and PSA Index Certificate CRS Form No. 5 (Advisory on Marriages) with an annotation of the divorce or annulment
  • If your parents were married, but one parent is deceased: Death Certificate and PSA Index Certificate CRS Form No. 5 (Advisory on Marriages)
  • If you join only one parent, but both parents share the legal custody: Personal appearance of the parent you are not going to join, at the German Embassy competent for his residence, or at VFS Manila or Cebu during the submission of the visa application in order to declare his consent with the family reunion. This declaration is not necessary if the parent you wish to join is a German or EU national.
  • If you join your mother and your parents have not been married: CENOMAR or CEMAR of your mother.
  • From the parent you want to join: Copy of the Identity Card (if German), copy of the passport, the Residence certificate and the work contract (if not German, but EU national) or copy of the residence permit card (if non EU)
  • If you are 16 or 17 years old the day you submit your application and the parent you wish to join does not apply for family reunion visa at the same time: C1 German Certificate from an ALTE-certified language school (Goethe Institut, ÖSD, telc, TestDaF, ECL) or proof of your ability to integrate in Germany due to your attendance at a German school in the Philippines, of excellent school results or a former residence in Germany or a country with similar standards. These proofs are not necessary if the parent you wish to join is a German or EU national

Please note:

If you are currently 15 or 17 years old and you only receive an appointment date on which you will already be 16 or 18 years old, make sure to send an informal letter to the Embassy by registered mail or fax requesting a visa for family reunion. The application must include the names, your date of birth, your address and the address of your parent in Germany, and the letter must be signed by the parent(s) having the legal custody. If the Embassy receives this application letter before the day you turn 16 or 18 years old, your application will be treated as if it had been submitted before your birthday.  

PSA Certificates must be issued on security paper (SECPA) by the Philippine Statistics Authority. Please visit either PSA Helpline or PSA Serbilis for further information.

PSA documents do not need to be authenticated by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign documents which were neither issued in the Philippines nor in Germany must be legalized or have an Apostille.

Documents which are not in German or English language need to be translated by a recognized translator. For details, please see here . 

Please note that the Embassy can request further documents and that a verification of documents may be necessary, especially in cases of late registration of birth.

After you have received the visa, please inquire on the website of the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) if you need to attend a Pre-Departure Seminar. Please consult with the CFO in due course regarding the procedure and bear in mind that the Embassy can offer neither advice nor support in this matter.

Your application must be submitted personally at the German Embassy. Once you have obtained all necessary documents, please register for an appointment here .

Incomplete applications will be decided on the basis of the documents that were submitted, and may be rejected. The processing time of your visa application will be shorter if your documents are complete upon submission of the application.

Please include one set of copies of your supporting documents with each of the two print-outs of your application form, along with the original documents.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Your valid passport
  • Two print-outs of your duly filled and signed application form which must to be downloaded here 
  • Three biometrical passport photos, with one glued to each application form
  • Your birth certificate, issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • Your child’s birth certificate, issued by PSA
  • Proof of the German nationality of your child: Your marriage certificate, if the child was born during your marriage. Otherwise a proof of a recognition of paternity and of the mother’s consent to the recognition of paternity.
  • Proof that the German parent had the German nationality when the child was born (copy of the German identity card or passport which was valid on the day of the child’s birth)
  • If available: Copy of your child’s German passport
  • Proof of custody (for example divorce or annulment court order, death certificate of the other parent or declaration of joint custody (“Sorgeerklärung”). No proof of custody is required, if you are the child’s mother and you were not married to the child’s father.

Please note:

Please state in your visa application the address where you are going to stay in Germany.

PSA Certificates must be issued on security paper (SECPA) by the Philippine Statistics Authority. Please visit either PSA Helpline or PSA Serbilis for further information.

PSA documents do not need to be authenticated by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign documents which were neither issued in the Philippines nor in Germany must be legalized or have an Apostille.

Documents which are not in German or English language need to be translated by a recognized translator. For details, please see here .

Please note that the Embassy can request further documents and that a verification of documents may be necessary, especially in cases of late registration of birth.

After you have received the visa, please inquire on the website of the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) if you need to attend a Pre-Departure Seminar. Please consult with the CFO in due course regarding the procedure and bear in mind that the Embassy can offer neither advice nor support in this matter.

Your application must be submitted personally at the German Embassy. Once you have obtained all necessary documents, please register for an appointment here .

Incomplete applications will be decided on the basis of the documents that were submitted, and may be rejected. The processing time of your visa application will be shorter if your documents are complete upon submission of the application.

Please include one set of copies of your supporting documents with each of the two print-outs of your application form, along with the original documents.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Your valid passport
  • Two print-outs of your duly filled and signed application form which must to be downloaded here
  • Three biometrical passport photos, with one glued to each application form
  • Visa fee 75 Euro, payable in PHP
  • Your birth certificate, issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • Attestation of the Registry Office in Germany that you and your fiancé may marry in Germany (“Bescheinigung über die Anmeldung der Eheschließung”). This attestation must not be expired.
  • A1 Certificate from an ALTE-certified language school (Goethe Institut, ÖSD, telc, TestDaF, ECL). The certificate is not required if your fiancé is an EU national who does not have the German nationality but who has residence in Germany
  • Copy of your fiancé’s identity card (if German) or passport plus certificate of residence (if not German, but EU national) or residence permit card (if non-EU national)
  • Formal declaration of obligation according to §§ 66-68 of the German Residence Law with the confirmation of the Immigration Office (“Ausländerbehörde”) that the declarant is financially capable.
  • Proof of a travel health insurance, valid for the first 90 days of your intended stay in Germany. The insurance must be valid in all Schengen countries and have a minimum coverage sum of 30.000 Euro.

Please note:

PSA Certificates must be issued on security paper (SECPA) by the Philippine Statistics Authority. Please visit either PSA Helpline or PSA Serbilis for further information.

PSA documents do not need to be authenticated by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs

Foreign documents which were neither issued in the Philippines nor in Germany must be legalized or have an Apostille.

Documents which are not in German or English language need to be translated by a recognized translator. For details, please see here .

Please note that the Embassy can request further documents and that a verification of documents may be necessary, especially in cases of late registration of birth.

After you have received the visa, please inquire on the website of the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) if you need to attend a Pre-Departure Seminar. Please consult with the CFO in due course regarding the procedure and bear in mind that the Embassy can offer neither advice nor support in this matter.

Your application must be submitted personally at VFS Global in Manila or Cebu. Once you have obtained all necessary documents, please register for an appointment here

Incomplete applications will be decided by the Embassy on the basis of the documents that were submitted, and may be rejected. The processing time of your visa application will be shorter if your documents are complete upon submission of the application.

Please include one set of copies of your supporting documents with each of the two print-outs of your application form, along with the original documents.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Your valid passport
  • Two print-outs of your duly filled and signed application form which must to be downloaded here .
  • Three biometrical passport photos, with one glued to each application form
  • Visa fee 75 Euro, payable in PHP
  • Your birth certificate, issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • Decision of Partial Recognition (“Teilanerkennungsbescheid”) of the competent German state authority, containing information about your professional deficiencies and the conclusion with respect to an adaption training course or a knowledge examination
  • If you chose an adaption training course (“Anpassungslehrgang”): Binding confirmation of the hospital that you will participate in such measure and the training schedule for this course
  • If you chose a knowledge examination (Kenntnisprüfung“): Your registration with the provider along with details concerning the type and duration of the training measure with reference to your  stated deficits
  • Proof of finance of your cost of living: Work contract as a nursing or care assistant for the duration of your training measure
  • Pre-approval from the competent German employment authority (”Bundesagentur für Arbeit“) or the following declaration forms filled and signed by your employer: ”Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis“ and ”Zusatzblatt A“, both available on the website of the Bundesagentur für Arbeit
  • Proof of sufficient German language knowledge: B2 certificate from an ALTE-certified language school (only Goethe Institut, ÖSD, telc, TestDaF, ECL) or B1 certificate plus a confirmation for a B2 language course during the adaption measure.

Please note:

We recommend having your employer apply for a pre-approval from the competent German employment authority (”Bundesagentur für Arbeit“) and to submit your visa application together with the pre-approval letter.

The Service Centre for Professional Recognition can assist you in your professional recognition procedure. For further information please see here. For inquiries please use this form.

Your Birth Certificate must be issued on security paper (SECPA) by the Philippine Statistics Authority. Please visit either PSA Helpline or PSA Serbilis for further Information. The birth certificate does not need to be authenticated by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign documents which were neither issued in the Philippines nor in Germany must be legalized or have an apostille.

Documents which are not in German or English language need to be translated by a recognized translator. For details, please see here .

Please note that the Embassy can request further documents.

After you have received the visa, you will need to apply for a clearance from the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Please consult with the POEA in due course regarding the procedure and bear in mind that the Embassy can offer neither advice nor support in this matter.

Nurses: Your application must be submitted personally at VFS Global in Manila or Cebu. Once you have obtained all necessary documents, please register for an appointment here . 

Other qualified labour: Your application must be submitted personally at the German Embassy. Once you have obtained all the necessary documents, please register for an appointment here .

Incomplete applications will be decided by the Embassy on the basis of the documents that were submitted, and may be rejected. The processing time of your visa application will be shorter if your documents are complete upon submission of the application.

Please include one set of copies of your supporting documents with each of the two print-outs of your application form, along with the original documents.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Your valid passport
  • Two print-outs of your duly filled and signed application form which must to be downloaded here
  • Three biometrical passport photos, two of which glued to the application forms
  • Visa fee 75 Euro, payable in PHP
  • Your birth certificate, issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • If Nurse: Certificate of Recognition of the competent state authority
  • If other qualified labour: Certificates of your vocational training or academic education (with an evaluation of your academic qualification by the Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen ZAB. For details please see here 
  • Employment contract stating your monthly salary and work Hours
  • Pre-approval from the competent German employment authority (”Bundesagentur für Arbeit“) or the following declaration form filled and signed by your employer: ”Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis“, available on the website of the Bundesagentur für Arbeit
  • Proof of sufficient German language knowledge: Nurses must submit a B2 certificate from an ALTE-certified language school (only Goethe Institut, ÖSD, telc, TestDaF, ECL)
  • If you are over 45 years old and you apply for qualified labour with academic education (but no Blue Card) and your yearly salary amounts to less than monthly 3,905 Euro or yearly 46,860 Euro gross salary: Proof of adequate old-age provision

Please note:

Qualified labour is considered an employment in a profession which in Germany requires a minimum of two years of vocational training.

We recommend having your employer apply for a pre-approval from the competent German employment authority (”Bundesagentur für Arbeit“) and to submit your visa application together with the pre-approval letter.

The Service Centre for Professional Recognition can assist you in your professional recognition procedure. For further information please see here. For inquiries please use this form.

Your Birth Certificate must be issued on security paper (SECPA) by the Philippine Statistics Authority. Please visit either PSA Helpline or PSA Serbilis for further information. The birth certificate does not need to be authenticated by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign documents which were neither issued in the Philippines nor in Germany must be legalized or have an apostille.

Documents which are not in German or English language need to be translated by a recognized translator. For details, please see here .

Please note that the Embassy can request further documents.

After you have received the visa, you will need to apply for a clearance from the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Please consult with the POEA in due course regarding the procedure and bear in mind that the Embassy can offer neither advice nor support in this matter.

Your employer can apply for the accelerated procedure according to § 81 AufenthG.

Your application must be submitted personally at the German Embassy. Once you have obtained all necessary documents, please register for an appointment here .

Please include one set of copies of your supporting documents with each of the two print-outs of your application form, along with the original documents.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Your valid passport
  • Two print-outs of your duly filled and signed application form which must to be downloaded here
  • Three biometrical passport photos, with one glued to each application form
  • Visa fee 75 Euro, payable in PHP
  • Your birth certificate, issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • Pre-Approval of the local German Immigration authority
  • If Nurse: Certificate of Recognition of the competent state authority
  • If other qualified labour: Certificates of your vocational training or academic education (with an evaluation of your academic qualification by the Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen ZAB, see here ) 
  • If Nurse: B2 Certificate from an ALTE-certified language school (only Goethe Institut, ÖSD, telc, TestDaF, ECL)
  • Employment contract stating your monthly salary and work hours
  • Accompanying spouses or minor children must submit PSA Marriage and Birth Certificates.

Please note:

The Service Centre for Professional Recognition can assist you in your professional recognition procedure. For further information please see here. For inquiries please use this form.

Your Birth Certificate must be issued on security paper (SECPA) by the Philippine Statistics Authority. Please visit either PSA Helpline or PSA Serbilis for further information. The birth certificate does not need to be authenticated by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign documents which were neither issued in the Philippines nor in Germany must be legalized or have an apostille.

Documents which are not in German or English language need to be translated by a recognized translator. For details, please see here .

Please note that the Embassy can request further documents.

After you have received the visa, you will need to apply for a clearance from the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Please consult with the POEA in due course regarding the procedure and bear in mind that the Embassy can offer neither advice nor support in this matter.

If you have a recognized degree of higher education and a corresponding job offer from Germany, you may be qualified for an employment visa (Blue Card, academic education). For extensive information in this regard please see here . Information concerning the recognition of your foreign degree of higher education can be found here .

If you have a recognized degree of higher education, you may also qualify for a job seeking visa, valid for up to six months. If during this period you find a job corresponding to your academic education, the local Immigration can issue a residence permit directly.

Your application must be submitted personally at the German Embassy. Once you have obtained all necessary documents, please register for an appointment here .

Incomplete applications will be decided by the Embassy on the basis of the documents that were submitted, and may be rejected. The processing time of your visa application will be shorter if your documents are complete upon submission of the application.

Please include one set of copies of your supporting documents with each of the two print-outs of your application form, along with the original documents.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Your valid passport
  • Two print-outs of your duly filled and signed application form which must to be downloaded here
  • Three biometrical passport photos, with one glued to each application form
  • Visa fee 75 Euro, payable in PHP
  • Your birth certificate, issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • Your work contract or a binding employment confirmation by your employer
  • Declaration ”Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis“, filled and signed by your employer. Please note: For a Blue Card the minimum yearly salary is 43.992 Euro for MINT Professions and 56.400 Euro for other professions
  • Proof of your degree of higher education (diplomas, certificates) and proof of recognition of your diploma. You can inquire on the databank ANABIN if your foreign degree of higher education is equivalent and if your institute of higher education is recognized - both printouts must be submitted. If your degree is not registered on ANABIN (which is the case with the vast majority of Philippine degrees), you have to apply for an evaluation of your degree by the Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen (ZAB), see here
  • Proof of your German language skills: Certificate of an ALTE-certified language school (Goethe Institut, ÖSD, telc, TestDaF, ECL). Please note: The law does not require a certain level of language knowledge. Good language skills are however necessary for most jobs of qualified labour. If you do not submit a proof for your necessary language skills, the Embassy may have doubts concerning your residence purpose.
  • If you are over 45 years old and you apply for qualified labour with academic education (but no Blue Card) and your yearly salary amounts to less than monthly 3,905 Euro or yearly 46,860 Euro gross salary: Proof of adequate old-age provision
  • Accompanying spouses or minor children must submit PSA Marriage and Birth Certificates.

Please note:
We recommend having your employer apply for a pre-approval from the competent German employment authority (”Bundesagentur für Arbeit“) and to submit your visa application together with the pre-approval letter.

The Service Centre for Professional Recognition can assist you in your professional recognition procedure. For further information please see here. For inquiries please use this form.

Your Birth Certificate must be issued on security paper (SECPA) by the Philippine Statistics Authority. Please visit either PSA Helpline or PSA Serbilis for further information. The birth certificate does not need to be authenticated by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign documents which were neither issued in the Philippines nor in Germany must be legalized or have an apostille.

Documents which are not in German or English language need to be translated by a recognized translator. For details, please see here

Please note that the Embassy can request further documents.

After you have received the visa, you will need to apply for a clearance from the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Please consult with the POEA in due course regarding the procedure and bear in mind that the Embassy can offer neither advice nor support in this matter.

General information

An IT specialist with significant professional experience with at least 3 years professional experience in the last 7 years can apply for a residence permit to engage in skilled employment in jobs in the field of information and communications technology. This is possible even without completing a university degree or vocational qualification if the gross annual wage is at least 50,760 € for 2022. If you already have a recognized academic degree, please read the instructions for Blue Card, as well.

Your application must be submitted personally at the German Embassy. Once you have obtained all the necessary documents, please register for an appointment here .

Incomplete applications will be decided by the Embassy based on the documents that were submitted, and may be rejected. The processing time of your visa application will be shorter if your documents are complete upon submission of the application.

Please include one set of copies of your supporting documents with each of the two printouts of your application form, along with the original documents.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Your valid passport
  • Two print-outs of your duly filled and signed application form which must to be downloaded here
  • Three biometrical passport photos, two of which glued to the application forms
  • Visa fee 75 Euro, payable in PHP
  • Your birth certificate, issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • Employment contract stating your monthly salary and work Hours. The necessary minimum wage is set by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community once a year. For 2022, the minimum gross wage is 4,230 € monthly or 50,760 € per annum.
  • Pre-approval from the competent German employment authority (”Bundesagentur für Arbeit“) or the following declaration form filled and signed by your employer: ”Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis“, available on the website of the Bundesagentur für Arbeit.
  • Proof of sufficient German language knowledge: B1 certificate from an ALTE-certified language school (only Goethe Institut, ÖSD, telc, TestDaF, ECL) – exceptions can be made if employer confirms English as work language.
  • Proof of professional experience in the IT sphere (at least three years in the last seven years) (original and two (2) copies)

Please note:

We recommend having your employer apply for a pre-approval from the competent German employment authority (”Bundesagentur für Arbeit“) and to submit your visa application together with the pre-approval letter.

Your Birth Certificate must be issued on security paper (SECPA) by the Philippine Statistics Authority. Please visit either PSA Helpline or PSA Serbilis for further information. The birth certificate does not need to be authenticated by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign documents which neither were issued in the Philippines nor in Germany must be legalized or have an apostille.

Documents that are not in German or English language need to be translated by a recognized translator. For details, please see here .

Please note that the Embassy can request further documents.

After you have received the visa, you will need to apply for a clearance from the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Please consult with the POEA in due course regarding the procedure and bear in mind that the Embassy can offer neither advice nor support in this matter.

Your application must be submitted personally at the German Embassy.

Once you have obtained all necessary documents, please register for an appointment here .

Incomplete applications will be decided by the Embassy on the basis of the documents that were submitted, and may be rejected. The processing time of your visa application will be shorter if your documents are complete upon submission of the application.

Please include one set of copies of your supporting documents with each of the two print-outs of your application form, along with the original documents.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Your valid passport
  • Two print-outs of your duly filled and signed application form which must to be downloaded here
  • Three biometrical passport photos, with one glued to each application form
  • Visa fee 75 Euro, payable in PHP
  • Your birth certificate, issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • Your contract for vocational training, which should contain the following information: Type, content and duration of the intended training, the weekly working hours, the place of work, the amount of allowance, the place and date of issue and signatures of both contracting partners. Please note: The minimum allowance is currently 955 Euro.
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form
  • Letter of motivation, informing about your reasons for the chosen vocational training
  • Your High School diploma, proof of former vocational training, studies and internships (only those with a minimum duration of six months)
  • If quality vocational training in a state-recognized or similarly regulated occupation lasting at least two years as determined by federal or state provisions constitutes (for example nurse, butcher, baker, hotel manager): B1 Certificate from an ALTE-certified language school (Goethe Institute, ÖSD, telc, Test DaF, ECL), or a confirmation that their command of the language required for the vocational training has been tested by the educational institution or is to be acquired in a preparatory German language course

  • If other vocational training lasting less than two years: A2 Certificate from an ALTE-certified language school (Goethe Institute, ÖSD, telc, TestDaF, ECL)

Please note:

We recommend having your employer apply for a pre-approval from the competent German employment authority (”Bundesagentur für Arbeit“) and to submit your visa application together with the pre-approval letter.

Your Birth Certificate must be issued on security paper (SECPA) by the Philippine Statistics Authority. Please visit either PSA Helpline or PSA Serbilis for further information. The birth certificate does not need to be authenticated by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign documents which were neither issued in the Philippines nor in Germany must be legalized or have an apostille.

Documents which are not in German or English language need to be translated by a recognized translator. For details, please see here .

Please note that the Embassy can request further documents.

After you have received the visa, you will need to apply for a clearance from the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Please consult with the POEA in due course regarding the procedure and bear in mind that the Embassy can offer neither advice nor support in this matter.

If you have received your notification of admission to university or a foundation course, you should apply for visa for study purposes.

Your application must be submitted personally at the German Embassy. Once you have obtained all necessary documents, please register for an appointment here .

Incomplete applications will be decided by the Embassy on the basis of the documents that were submitted, and may be rejected. The processing time of your visa application will be shorter if your documents are complete upon submission of the application.

Please include one set of copies of your supporting documents with each of the two print-outs of your application form, along with the original documents.

The following documents must be submitted, if you were admitted to study at university in Germany:

  • Your valid passport
  • Two print-outs of your duly filled and signed application form which must to be downloaded here
  • Three biometrical passport photos, with one glued to each application form
  • Visa fee 75 Euro, payable in PHP
  • Your birth certificate, issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • Letter of admission to study
  • Confirmation of your registration for a preparatory German language course, stating the type and duration of the course (not needed, if you have already B2 German language skills or if the major you chose is in English language)
  • Your High School diploma and - if applicable - your diplomas from university
  • German language certificates from an ALTE-certified language school in the Philippines (only Goethe Institut, ÖSD, telc, TestDaF, ECL). Please note: Without prior knowledge of German, the Embassy may reject your application because of doubts concerning your residence purpose
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form
  • Motivation letter in which you explain the reason for choosing the subject of your studies and for choosing the university in Germany
  • Proof of finance: Formal obligation according to §§ 66-68 AufenthG with a confirmation of the declarant’s financial capacity by the local Immigration or proof of a blocked bank account in your name. Please note that the amount for the blocked account will increase to EUR 934 per month from January 1st, 2023. You must therefore provide proof of an amount of EUR 11,208 for the blocked account when you apply from October 1st, 2022. For further information concerning a blocked account in Germany, please see here
  • Proof of health insurance (please inquire at university)

If you have not yet received notification of admission to a university or foundation course, you should apply for a prospective student visa. This visa is valid for three months and gives you the opportunity to meet the requirements for admission to a German higher education institution. The following documents must be submitted, if you do not have an admission to study at a university in Germany:

  • Your valid passport
  • Two print-outs of your filled application form with your signatures. The application form must be downloaded here
  • Three biometrical passport size photos, two of which glued to the application forms
  • Visa fee 75 Euro, payable in PHP
  • Your birth certificate, issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • Your High School diploma and - if applicable - your diplomas from university
  • Proof of your entrance qualification for a German University, for example by Uni Assist, see here
  • Confirmation of your registration for a preparatory German language course, stating the type and duration of the course (not needed, if you have already the language skills necessary for your intended study)
  • German language certificates from an ALTE-certified language school in the Philippines (only Goethe Institut, ÖSD, telc or TestDaF). Please note: Without prior knowledge of German, the Embassy may reject your application because of doubts concerning your residence purpose
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form
  • Letter of motivation in which you explain which major you wish to study and which is your preferred university in Germany. The letter should explain the reason for choosing this major and this university
  • Proof of finance: Formal obligation according to §§ 66-68 AufenthG with a confirmation of the declarant’s financial capacity by the local Immigration or Proof of a blocked bank account in your name. Please note that the amount for the blocked account will increase to EUR 934 per month from January 1st, 2023. You must therefore provide proof of an amount of EUR 8,406 for the blocked account when you apply from October 1st, 2022.  For further information concerning a blocked account in Germany, please see here
  • Proof of accommodation in Germany
  • Proof of your health insurance as a resident in Germany (a travel health insurance is not sufficient)

Please note: 

If you do not submit a binding admission letter from the German university, the Embassy may only issue a visa for a residence of up to nine months, during which you are not allowed to work and which will only be extended by the Immigration Office in Germany, if you submit an admission letter from a university and further proof of finance.

Your Birth Certificate must be issued on security paper (SECPA) by the Philippine Statistics Authority. Please visit either PSA Helpline or PSA Serbilis for further information. The birth certificate does not need to be authenticated by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign documents which were neither issued in the Philippines nor in Germany must be legalized or have an apostille.

Documents which are not in German or English language need to be translated by a recognized translator. For details, please see here .

Please note that the Embassy can request further documents.

Your application must be submitted personally at the German Embassy. Once you have obtained all necessary documents, please register for an appointment here .

Incomplete applications will be decided by the Embassy on the basis of the documents that were submitted, and may be rejected. The processing time of your visa application will be shorter if your documents are complete upon submission of the application.

Please include one set of copies of your supporting documents with each of the two print-outs of your application form, along with the original documents.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Your valid passport
  • Two print-outs of your duly filled and signed application form which must to be downloaded here
  • Three biometrical passport photos, with one glued to each application form
  • Visa fee 75 Euro, payable in PHP
  • Your birth certificate, issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • Confirmation of a language school in Germany that you are registered for an intensive German language course with lessons of at least 18 hours per week
  • If available: German language certificates from an ALTE-certified language school in the Philippines (only Goethe Institut, ÖSD, telc, TestDaF, ECL). Please note: Without prior knowledge of German, the Embassy may reject your application because of doubts concerning your residence purpose
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form
  • Motivation letter in which you explain for which purpose you intend to learn German in Germany. Please note: Please explain your individual motivation as precise as possible.
  • Evidence of your rootedness in the Philippines: Work contract and bank account statements showing  the transfer of your last six monthly salaries (if you are employed), proof of your registration and commercial activity of your company as well as income tax returns and bank account statements for the last six months (if you are self-employed) or school certificate / proof of enrollment (if you are a pupil or student). Please submit the original land title, if you own a property. If you are married and / or have minor children: Please submit PSA marriage / birth certificates. If you already travelled to a Schengen country, please submit a copy of your Schengen visas.
  • Proof of finance: Formal obligation according to §§ 66-68 AufenthG with a confirmation of the declarant’s financial capacity by the local Immigration (”Ausländerbehörde“) or proof of a blocked bank account in your name with an amount of 947Euro multiplicated by the number of months you wish to attend the language course in Germany. For further information concerning a blocked account in Germany, please see here .
  • Proof of accommodation in Germany
  • Proof of your health insurance as a resident in Germany (a travel health insurance is not sufficient)

Please note:

Your Birth Certificate must be issued on security paper (SECPA) by the Philippine Statistics Authority. Please visit either PSA Helpline or PSA Serbilis for further information. The birth certificate does not need to be authenticated by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign documents which were neither issued in the Philippines nor in Germany must be legalized or have an apostille.

Documents which are not in German or English language need to be translated by a recognized translator. For details, please see here .

Please note that the Embassy can request further documents. 

The requirements for a stay in Germany of 6-12 months as Au-pair are:

  • You must be 18 to 26 years old when you submit your visa application
  • You must have A1 knowledge of the German language
  • No kinship between you and the host parents
  • The host family must have at least one minor child and the host’s family communication language has to be German

Your application must be submitted personally at the German Embassy. Once you have obtained all necessary documents, please register for an appointment here .

Incomplete applications will be decided by the Embassy on the basis of the documents that were submitted, and may be rejected. The processing time of your visa application will be shorter if your documents are complete upon submission of the application.

Please include one set of copies of your supporting documents with each of the two print-outs of your application form, along with the original documents.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Your valid passport
  • Two print-outs of your duly filled and signed application form which must to be downloaded here
  • Three biometrical passport photos, with one glued to each application form
  • Visa fee 75 Euro, payable in PHP
  • Your birth certificate, issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • Your Au-pair contract, which has to be signed by both parties and which should contain information concerning the duration, the number of working hours per week and the amount of the pocket money you will receive from the host parents. The current amount is 280 Euro per month. Please note: It is the obligation of the host parents to contract a health insurance for you at their own expenses.
  • Au-pair Questionnaire for the host family

  • Au-pair Insurance of the host family for the Au-pair covering Health insurance, Liability insurance and Accident insurance
  • Copies of the identity cards or the certificate of residence from your host parents.
  • Letter of motivation, informing about your reasons for the intended stay as Au-pair
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form
  • If available, proofs of your qualification, for example High School diploma, certificate  of vocational training, studies and internships (only those with a minimum duration of six months)
  • A1 Certificate from an ALTE-certified language school (Goethe Institut, ÖSD, telc, TestDaF, ECL). If you submit your application without an A1 Certificate, your language skills will be tested at the counter of the Embassy

Please note:

Your Birth Certificate must be issued on security paper (SECPA) by the Philippine Statistics Authority. Please visit either PSA Helpline or PSA Serbilis for further information. The birth certificate does not need to be authenticated by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign documents which were neither issued in the Philippines nor in Germany must be legalized or have an apostille.

Documents which are not in German or English language need to be translated by a recognized translator. For details, please see here

Please note that the Embassy can request further documents.

After you have received the visa you will need to apply for a clearance from the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO). Please consult with the CFO in due course regarding the procedure and bear in mind that the Embassy can offer neither advice nor support in this matter.

Information for volunteering in Germany can be found on the following websites:

Your application must be submitted personally at the German Embassy. Once you have obtained all necessary documents, please register for an appointment here .

Incomplete applications will be decided by the Embassy on the basis of the documents that were submitted, and may be rejected. The processing time of your visa application will be shorter if your documents are complete upon submission of the application.

Please include one set of copies of your supporting documents with each of the two print-outs of your application form, along with the original documents.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Your valid passport
  • Two print-outs of your duly filled and signed application form which must to be downloaded here
  • Three biometrical passport photos, with one glued to each application form
  • Visa fee 75 Euro, payable in PHP
  • Your birth certificate, issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • Complete contract / agreement about your volunteer stay in Germany and signed by all parties.
  • If the contract or the confirmation of the place of assignment does not contain any information about your accommodation and meals, please submit additional proof of livelihood.
  • health insurance certificate for the time of the voluntary service in Germany
  • Complete tabular curriculum vitae with full addresses and contact information.
  • Letter of motivation, informing about your reasons for the intended stay as Au-pair
  • Self-written and signed letter of motivation on your motives, e.g.:
    • Why would you like to do voluntary service in Germany?
    • Do you already have German language skills or how will you acquire them?
    • What would you like to do after the voluntary service and where?
    • What benefits do you hope to gain from the voluntary service?
    • How does this stay fit into your specific life plan and your professional perspective?
  • If available, proofs of your qualification, for example High School diploma, certificate of vocational training, studies and internships (only those with a minimum duration of six months)
  • If you do not master the German language or do not provide proof of language proficiency, please enclose a confirmation from the place of assignment / the organization that language skills will initially be waived and you can acquire them through language courses after entry or that your language skills have been checked by them and found to be sufficient were classified.

Please note:

The volunteer service contracts must be signed by all parties:

  • BFD: The contract must be signed by the volunteer, the Federal Office for Family and Civil Society Tasks (BAFzA) as well as the place of assignment, the central office and, if applicable, by the agency that carries out the voluntary service (Träger).
  • FSJ and FÖJ: The contract must be signed by the volunteer, the agency that carries out the voluntary service and, if applicable, the place of assignment.
  • Weltwärts Süd-Nord: The contract must be signed by the volunteer, the BAFzA, the place of assignment, the central office and the agency that carries out the voluntary service.

Your Birth Certificate must be issued on security paper (SECPA) by the Philippine Statistics Authority, see http://www.psaserbilis.com.ph . The birth certificate does not need to be authenticated by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign documents which were neither issued in the Philippines nor in Germany must be legalized or have an apostille.

Documents which are not in German or English language need to be translated by a recognized translator. For details, please see here

Please note that the Embassy can request further documents.

After you have received the visa you will need to apply for a clearance from Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA). The PNVSCA serves as a clearinghouse for matters pertaining to international volunteer services including the deployment Filipino volunteers overseas.  PNVSCA Office Circular (OC) No. VII S.2006, section 2.a states that ”no deployment of Filipino volunteers overseas shall be allowed unless they are approved, properly cleared and registered with PNVSCA“. Section 2.b further requires that ”sponsoring volunteer sending organization shall be duly registered with the PNVSCA and covered by a Bilateral Agreement in case of a foreign government volunteer organization, or a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in case of a private local or foreign volunteer service organization.“

Please bear in mind that the Embassy can offer neither advice nor support in this matter.


 


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