After applying for a German student visa, international students desperately want to keep track of their visa status to be assured about its approval/rejection. Applicants may check the status of their visa application by visiting the VFS Global website. In this blog, we have provided you with the steps to check the status of Germany visas for students.
Steps to check the student visa status in Germany
- Open the VFS website on the search engine
Applicants need to visit the official website of VFS Global using their desktop or personal laptop. The window will provide various options, such as ‘apply for a visa,’ ‘book an appointment,’ ‘find a centre,’ and ‘visa at your doorstep.’ Applicants can also apply for premium services based on their needs.
- Choose track your application tab
After opening the official website of VFS Global, applicants need to choose the ‘track your application’ tab. Clicking the option will direct applicants to a new page where they will find the whole page dedicated to finding the visa application status. On the ‘track your application’ page, applicants will find a drop-down menu on the right-hand side. Applicants can click on the option to select their preferred language.
- Insert application reference number
Now, it’s time to enter the application reference number. Applicants can find the application reference number on their visa fee payment receipt. The file number will be in this format: SING/DDMMYY/XXXX/XX. Here, applicants require to fill in their Date of Birth.
- Fill in the last name
Once applicants have fed their application reference number in the given box, it’s time to fill in the last name in the following box. Please remember that applicants just need to write their last name, not their full name.
- Enter the captcha code
The final step involves entering the captcha code shown in the image beside the vacant box. The captcha code could be in the form of words or numbers. If applicants go on typing the wrong captcha code, they can refresh it for a new one. After filling all the compulsory boxes, applicants must submit them to get the desired results.
While applicants can check the status of their visa application using the reference number given on the visa fee payment receipt, it is noteworthy that the authorities send the status of the application on the given mobile number and the email address. The SMS service of VFS Global notifies applicants automatically when the application reaches the Embassy/Consulate, is processed, reviewed, and ready for collection. Applicants also receive a notification via SMS if the application gets rejected.
Please note that the German Embassy/Consulate in India takes around 15-30 days to process a study visa after the interview. So, applicants are advised to apply for a student visa when they receive a letter of admission from a German university. So, enrol in the course of your choice in a top German university for a bright future ahead. Do not forget to be an early bird in applying for a German student visa upon receiving the admission letter.