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18th August 2015 || Kolkata Consulate || TU Chemnitz ||ASE
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18th August 2015 || Kolkata Consulate || TU Chemnitz ||ASE
German Visa experience – Kolkata Consulate, 18th August 2015
University: TU Chemnitz
Course: Automotive Software Engineering

I booked my VI using the online method (Link : Here )
Alternatively you can also book your Visa Interview date using the helpline number : 022-67866013

18th August 2015

I had taken a 0930Hrs appointment. 18th August there was a strike called in Kolkata hence,taking no chances I reached the consulate (Hastings Road, Alipur) at 0830Hrs. Since I reached early I thought it would be a nice idea to explore the area. I found a Vijaya Bank nearby which was actually quite a help.

At 0857 Hrs, I was let in by the security person.

I went in and there were 4 persons ahead of me. I was called in at around 0955 Hrs.

The Officer was an Indian Lady in her 20's.

Me : Good Morning Ma'am !
VO : Good Morning ! Please mark the documents on the checklist and pass it to me.
Me : Marked and passed the checklist.
VO : *Scanning through the checklist*. Hmm, your documents appear to be fine, May I see your DD please.
ME : * I had a clue that my DD would be rejected as "FEDERAL" was spelt as FEDER AL. However, I showed her the DD
VO : Ohh, Your draft is wrong. There is a space between R and A in the word FEDERAL.
Me : Yes, I had mentioned the same to SBI, but they say that the space would be there and they cannot rectify it.
VO : You will have to make a new DD. Will you be able to make a new DD and come back before 1100 Hrs
Me : Yes. (Time then was 1008 Hrs). I have one more query.
VO : Yes, Tell me
Me : *Showing her my photograph with a blue background* Will this photograph work?
VO : NO, the background should be white.
Me : Okay ! Thanks!

I went to the Vijaya Bank and made a DD. This time the word Federal was printed correctly. And as far as the photographs were concerned, I luckily had around 50 odd photographs of mine with a white background which I had clicked earlier.

I was back to the consulate at 1047 Hrs.

I went straight to the counter.
VO: Have you corrected the DD
Me: Yes
VO: Pass it on to me !!
Me : Passed the DD
VO: Looking at it . This one is fine. Please report on the next Thursday for your interview !!
Me: Okay. thanks and have a good day ma'am.
VO : Smiling. Good day !

27th August

The interview seemed just like a formality. The VO was a german gentleman in his early 30's.

VO : Good Morning !
Me : *Smiling* Very good morning !
VO : *Scanning through a piece of paper which seemed like a summary of my profile* Why Germany and why this course
Me : Told
VO : *Scanning again and humming * All looks good to me.. tell me why did you do A1 when your course is in english
Me : Told
VO : That's all ! I am approving your visa. you will get it within 6 weeks from today.
Me : I have my orientation from 5th october. Is it possible that I get my visa early.
VO : *Smiles and Says* Looks difficult but we will see what we can do !
Me : Thanks !!

Some important points for people attending Kolkata consulate :

1. Kolkata consulate is pretty strict with financial documents. Apart from the blocked account confirmation, they also ask you to show funds for second year too. Please be ready with the last 3 years IT returns of your sponser, an affidavit from your sponser and second year funds (in the form of FD or Savings bank account), or any other means which can show that you can act as your second year funds.

2. Please do not make your DD from SBI if you attending Kolkata consulate, because SBI prints FEDERAL as FEDER<>AL and this is not accepted by the Kolkata Consulate.

3. Your photograph should have a white background else it would be rejected.

Links to the necessary forms are as below :
Visa Checklist Form
DD form
National Visa application form
Declaration of true and complete form

|My Infobank||Filling up Infobank||||My VI|
If you want something that you've never had before.. then you need to do something that you have never done before !!
(This post was last modified: 10-07-2015 10:50 PM by satty008.)
09-09-2015 12:42 PM
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