In order to accelerate student admission and visa processing, the German Embassy introduces the Academic Evaluation Centre (APS), attached to the Science Section of this Embassy. From November 1st onwards, APS certificates will be a mandatory part of the documents to be submitted with your visa application. This means: Applicants need an APS certificate before filing a visa application. APS will be open for applications beginning October 1st, 2022. For more detailed information, please consult www.aps-india.de.
We will open new appointment slots for student visa applications through VFS Global. These slots are valid for applications to be submitted starting November 1st, 2022.
So, in short: Apply for APS-certificate starting October 1st Book your appointment via VFS after having obtained the APS-certificate Appointments will take place starting November 1st.
As there still is a number of entries on the appointment waitlist for winter semester 2022, please note that – unfortunately – it is not possible for the Embassy / Consulates to verify who is in possession of a still valid admission from a German university. Therefore, all students are kindly requested to register for an appointment only if you have obtained all mandatory documents.