Are you interested in taking an intensive language course for yourself and not as a preparatory measure for study purposes in Germany? This is possible with a visa for language acquisition in accordance with Section 16f (1) AufenthG (German Residence Act).
To find out whether you require a visa to enter Germany, see Who needs a visa?.
What are the requirements to issue a visa for language acquisition?
- You’ve been admitted to an intensive German language course. An intensive German language course is generally a course in which German is taught daily for at least 20 hours per week. Evening or weekend courses are not sufficient.
- You are able to cover your costs of living for the duration of your stay. This can be proven by way of a blocked account or a declaration of commitment.
Do you fulfil these requirements? Learn about the procedure for the entry visa process.
What opportunities does a visa for language acquisition offer?
The visa or residence permit for language acquisition is issued for the duration of the language course and for a maximum of 12 months. During this time, you cannot obtain employment.
Federal Foreign Office (FFO)
Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)
Centre of Excellence for Asylum, Migration and Integration in Germany (German, English)