My uncle gave me a Verpflichtungserklärung (declaration of commitment) for my student visa application. It was issued to him on 7th July 2018 with validity starting from 1st September 2018.

I didn't make it for the winter semester, but I hope to make the summer semester that starts in April. That means I will have to go for another visa interview in my country.

Can I still use the same Verpflichtungserklärung to apply for another visa or does it have an expiry date?


The declaration is valid for six month starting with the date of issue. Source: Federal Foreign Office

I can't find any official source for it, but I am pretty sure that the declaration can only be used for one visa application. Didn't you get the declaration in original from your uncle, which you then submitted when applying for the first visa? Or do you still have the original declaration?

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