Visa Requirements - General Info
Electronic Appointment Management System!
Introduction of the Electronic Appointment Management System at the German Embassy Kuala Lumpur.
As of 15 June 2015, appointments for visa applications, passport applications, birth registrations, name declarations and registration of marriage can only be made through the link below.
In all other consular matters you can walk in during opening hours without prior appointment.
In urgent matters (e.g. loss of passport) you may come and visit us without prior appointment as well.
Malaysian citizens in the possession of a valid passport do not need a visa to enter the countries of the Schengen Agreement, including Germany, as tourists or business travellers, if their stay is not longer than 90 days within 6 months.
Further information for the preparation of your visa-free travel can be found
Other nationals might require a visa to enter Germany. To ascertain whether you need a visa please click on the link below for an overview of the countries.
List of countires whose citizens require visas to enter Germany
NEW! ONLINE-BASED SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION FORM!
Please note that the Embassy will introduce the online-based visa application form VIDEX on 01.09.2017.
Welcome to VIDEX, the software of the Federal Republic of Germany which enables you to complete your application form for a Schengen visa online, after which the application still has to be submitted in person at the German Embassy.
We want to make VIDEX as easy as possible, so here is all the relevant information on how to use VIDEX and how to submit your application.
VIDEX - Online-based Schengen Visa Application System
Where to apply?
If you reside in Malaysia or Brunei Darussalem and your main destination is Germany, you have to submit your visa application at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kuala Lumpur. The determining factor hereby is the number of days spent in Germany.
Please note that the German Embassy in Kuala Lumpur does not accept incomplete applications. If an application is submitted without the required documents for the purpose of travel, the application will be turned down at the visa counter. Therefore, please have a close look at the information provided here and prepare your application accordingly. If you have further questions pertaining to your case which are not answered by this website, please contact us via email (please see contact form on the right).
Passport Requirements (relevant for all visa applications)
The passport must be valid for at least three more months counting from the date of anticipated return to Malaysia. Furthermore the passport has to contain enough blank pages for the visa and entry stamps and has to be issued during the last 10 years. If you apply for a residence permit for Germany your passport has to extend the duration of the visa you are applying for by at least three months.
The Visa Information System (VIS) is an IT system that allows Schengen States to exchange visa data. The main purpose of the VIS is to simplify the visa issuance process, facilitate checks at external borders and to enhance security for everyone involved, including applicants.
The Visa Information System – VIS
Travel Health Insurance Requirements
All visa applicants are required to present a health insurance policy which meets the following requirements:
- the insurance must be valid for the territory of all Schengen States
- emergency repatriation has to be included
- emergency treatment in a hospital has to be included
- the insurance has to cover the complete length of your trip (long-term stay: at least until a local health insurance is procured)
- a minimum coverage of 30,000 EUR must be included
Please note that for Schengen Visa applications the proof of adequate health insurance has to be provided at the time of your visa application. For long-term stay please follow the instructions on the information leaflets.
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National Visa (long-stay) in Germany
If you want to stay longer than three months in Germany and/or would like to work or study in Germany (including internships), you have to apply for a National Visa. Compared to the Schengen Visa there are different requirements for these National visas. Long term visas can not be issued without the approval of the responsible Aliens’ Office in Germany (§31 AufenthVO); the visa can therefore only be issued when the Embassy has received the approval. A processing time of several months must be expected.
Please note: The Embassy generally issues residence titles for specific purposes in the form of a visa with a maximum validity of 90 days, allowing multiple entries. Shortly after entering Germany, the visa holder must contact the responsible Alien's Office (Ausländerbehörde) in Germany, which then issues the final residence permit.
Information for the different visa categories can be found here:
You must apply for a transit visa at the Embassy of the first country of transit.
The duration of any such transit through the Schengen area must be kept to the necessary minimum.
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