Checklist - Things to Do Before You Leave Home



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Documents to bring to Germany

  • A valid passport
  • Non-EU nationals: a valid entry visa
  • Offer and acceptance letter or invitation letter
  • the necessary documents for enrolment
  • Sponsorship letter or other proof of adequate funds to support yourself in Germany
  • Original Documents and also in a certified translation:
    • Birth certificate
    • Marriage certificate (if possible: international marriage certificate)
    • Higher education entrance qualification certificate (equivalent to the German Abitur)
    • University degree certificate (plus transcripts / academic record)
    • Insurance documents (e.g. health and travel insurance documents)
    • International driving license
    • Vaccination certificates and other relevant medical documents