This is shreyas From india. I have got an opportunity to do a internship in TU-Chemnitz .It is an unpaid research internship from may 15th-july 31st 2011. I am confused about the type of visa i need to apply. Say if i apply for internship visa, the requirements page in the embassy website asks me to get a consent letter from the labour office in germany. Is that applicable for me also even though am not getting paid? Can some please educate me about the exact documents i need to carry for the visa interview as soon as possible? the Embassy website gives information only about the paid internships. Please help!
I am not an expert, but I was wondering if this wouldn't fall under the category of a student visa?
I am not sure if you'll get any response on this forum. I think the best would be to contact the embassy directly.
Sorry that i couldn't help...
Good luck with it and have a good time in germany!
I'd say if there is something called an "internship" visa, then this would be the one you want, regardless of whether it is paid or not. I haven't applied for one in Germany, but I had a similar one when I first came to Australia (also unpaid).
Like kichikacha says, you should try talking to the embassy. They always have the most accurate information.