Visa for Vocational Training


All required documents need to be submitted at the personal interview in 1 copy including the application form. Please do not staple the photocopies. Original certificates / documents must be presented separately. Your original documents will be returned to you once your application has been processed.

The following documents have to be submitted as indicated below:


VIDEX application form

+ the additional declaration

+ work declaration

completely filled out in English or German, signed by the applicant himself

2.Visa fee75,00 Euro,

Payable only in cash in GHS at the current exchange rate of the Embassy

3.1 biometric photograph

- not older than 6 months

- uniform white background

- size: 3.5x4,5 cm

- not glued or stapled to the application form

4.Declaration of Employment

- completely filled out including signature and stamp of the employer in Germany

The following documents must be submitted in original and with one set of copies in DIN A4 format. Please do NOT staple the documents!

5. Passport

- Original passport + copy of data page

- valid for at least 6 more months and at least two free pages

6.Birth certificatebased on first registration
7.School leaving certificatesWAEC-certificates: BECE and WASSCE
8.Curriculum vitae (CV)

Including the following points:

- specification of the certificates, diplomas and qualifications obtained

- professional training

-work experience

9.Letter of motivation

- signed by the applicant

- detailed expectations of planned stay,

anticipated career and personal benefits as well as future plans
10.Proof of Training contract in Germany

Containing the following information:

- the time frame of the contract

- a detailed job description

- the gross annual salary

- working hours

- annual holidays

- place of work

- signed by the employer and the trainee

11.Detailed training plan

Proof of previous or current academic studies, if applicable

a) workers with University degree

- a German university degree

- a foreign university degree

- a Higher National Diploma

either with transcipts

b) workers with vocational training:

- German vocational qualification

- foreign professional qualification

13.Proof of previous work experience, if applicable

- work contract

- statement of employer

- salary slips
14.Proof of adequate financial means

- at least 771 € net/927 € gross per month for the first year.

- if an unpaid preparatory German language course is being completed or if the trainee wage is lower, provision of the monthly shortfall of funds must be proven separately, for example, in the form of a blocked account
15.Proof of German language skills

- at least B1 for qualified vocational training, otherwise as a rule at least A2

- or proof of registration for a preparatory intensive language course
16.Health insurance

- Incoming-health insurance valid from the day of entering Germany until the work contract starts

- A travel health insurance is not sufficient!

17.Residence permit for Ghana, if applicable- as proof of a legal residence status in Ghana
- only for applicants with a nationality other than Ghanaian, Liberian or Sierra Leonean

The embassy must involve the competent authority in Germany in the visa procedure. Depending on previous stays, the answer may take some time. Therefore, apply for the visa in good time. We ask for your understanding that inquiries about the status of the application cannot be answered within the first 4 weeks of the application.

All above information is without guarantee for correctness and completeness. They are based on the information available to the embassy at the time of creation.

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