Country Prep Subpages
Every student needs a valid passport. If you are a US citizen and need to apply, please contact the passport division of the State Department. Routine service requires 4-6 weeks.
Visa for Germany
Program managers can advise students about the application process, timeline and documents required.
See if your country requires an entry visa in Germany.
To schedule an appointment with the German Consulate in Boston, visit the online visa system. It is recommended to book an appointment at least one month in advance of your departure date.
If your internship is with a company, you will be required to have an original work permit as part of the application. Select students at research institutions or university labs with will also be subject to a work permit. See your program manager to confirm.
Check out the Visa FAQ for Germany.
In Germany, students placed at corporate internships are required to have a work permit. Either MISTI or the host can apply for this document, which requires 4-6 weeks processing time.
Occasionally students at research institutes or labs are required to have a work permit in addition to a letter of invitation. See your program manager to confirm.