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Has anyone been through this process?

1. Do you know if they give you confirmation of the visa on the spot or do they have to send it away? I know it can take 3-4 months to get a Residence WORK visa, what is the deal with the 12month Working Holiday visa?

2. Also as part of the requirement I have taken out Worldwide travel insurance. But by the time I see the Visa agency (next wednesday) the remaining time on the coverage will be just shy of 1 year as I took it out last night do you know if this will be problem?

3. Finally - Does your proof of sufficient funds have to be certified by the bank? Or can it just be a statement printed from Internet banking...?

Please HELP, I spent 1 hour @ 6.30am in a stupid line only to be sent away for something that was clearly NOT on the info sheet containing list of requirements.....

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    Hey,
    I went through this at the start of this year, at the Ausländerbehörde in Berlin. I gather that you're already in Germany and not applying through an Embassy somewhere...and I think for Australians and NZers its the same process.
    I had to wait a couple weeks for an appointment, and before doing that, had to register at the local Burgeramt to get my Personalauswiesnummer (personal I.D. number). But once I had the appointment, I went along on the day with photo copy of passport, a bank statement from my Australian bank account (just a print out from internet banking), a copy of my travel insurance (which was only valid for 10 months) and I think that's pretty much it. I also had a confirmed(but not paid for) print out for a flight back to Aus for around the same date as my insurance expiration date, but the lady didn't care about that. THey gave me a working holiday visa on the spot which was valid for 12 months from date of issue, despite my insurance not going the full time etc. about 7 years ago

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    • Thanks for the info. One other question, does the statement need to be valid that day or just a recent one (within a week) ? any idea? matrix8 about 7 years ago
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    I don't think it will matter too much if it's not from that day. It's just bureaucratic stuff really. I'm pretty sure my print out was from a few weeks earlier, I'm not sure she even checked the date, just the balance. about 7 years ago

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    • Thanks for all your help! I have everything together now including my "booked" flight home to NZ. Now just have to wake up in time on Wednesday morning to get in line again! Cheers. matrix8 about 7 years ago
    • UPDATE!! So I turned up this AM again! But this time armed with everything. Except now they want a bank to show in writing what the conversion of my savings from my pounds acct equates to in Euro.....I was shocked.....she wants them to simply write it on my statement!! WTF!? matrix8 about 7 years ago
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    Hi I am a New Zealander currently living in Germany needing a working holiday visa and I was hoping to apply by post. I live on the border with Luxembourg and I was hoping that someone would know of something closer than Berlin. I have found one in Frankfurt I believe. almost 6 years ago

    Answered by megan via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Hi there, Where r u applying from because I did it in London at the german embassy with proof of funds in aussie dollars, 12 months travel insurance dated from the day i intended the visa to start and self addressed registered post courier bag. She was really good at the counter and said even though I had the money i still needed a flight to germany for the intended start day of the visa. So i went home booked a flight that morning and faxed it to her and i picked my visum up the next day.
    To the other person, i dont think u can do it by post, uve gotta apply in person but I wouldve thought it might just be at the local alien office, no joke. almost 6 years ago

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    Hi, Can I ask what health insurance you got and who you got it with? Would STA travel insurance be enough? Thanks over 5 years ago

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    Hi I am living in germany I have everyhting for my working holiday visa but health insurance. Can someone please link me up with a CHEAP german health insurance for 1 yr. Also I hear once you pay the money for the insurance you can then leave and get a refund of your money. I only want the german health insurance so I can get my 1 yr working holiday visa. Once I have it then I plan to leave it and get my money back. can ANYONE relate to this? Has anyone done it? I need to get my health insurance sorted asap! pls help me guys, cheers over 4 years ago

    Answered by Joel C via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    @ Joel C its cheaper to get travel insurance (and easier) than trying to get german health insurance. Just make sure your travel insurance covers you for "at least €30,000 and including costs for medical evacuation/repatriation" - helpful to print this out and highlight it. over 4 years ago

    Answered by James via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Does anyone know how long your passport needs to be valid for post the expiration date of the visa you're applying for? I'd read 3 months. Is this true?
    For example, my passport expires in July 2018. I'm applying for my visa in May 2017 so the passport will only be valid for 1.5 months once my visa expires. Will this be an issue? over 1 year ago

    Answered by Maia via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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