I am 21 from Iran and I have gotten admissions from 7 universities in Germany (including HU-Berlin, LM München, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main). On 21 May, I requested a visa appointment. Due to the site of the German embassy back then, my appointment should have been circa three months after my request. I didn’t request it earlier because the letter of admissions of the universities arrive by the end of August every year, and I was afraid not to receive them before my visa appointment. Two months ago, the embassy suddenly announced that the waiting time for studying visa appointments are postponed for weeks (in my case, it is postponed for 6 weeks based on my request date which was on 21th. May). 6 of the universities, which I got admissions from, didn’t allow me to start my course with a delay of more than 2 weeks. So I had already lost my chance of studying at all of the universities that I have tried so hard to be accepted by. After a month of negotiation, the Goethe University of Frankfurt finally allowed me to participate at the classes a month later than the beginning date of the course. So I paid my fees and have been already matriculated. I have searched for a home in Frankfurt for more than a month and I have finally found one.
A week ago, I got to know that they have shared another announcement, which postpones my appointment for another 2 months. I got shocked and couldn’t believe that. It is shocking and unbelievable but it had happened. My appointment should have been on late August but it will be at least on late November. Due to this new announcement I wouldn’t be able to go to any of this universities, not even the Frankfurt University. I studied German at Österreichisches Kulturforum Teheran (ÖKF) for 3 years and my TestDaF Niveau is 4,4,5,5 (this test is one of the requirements for studying at German universities). I have studied at Shahid Seheshti University and have already worked for 3 years. I tried so hard to be admitted by these universities and I planned everything properly to be accepted by them and to get to Germany on time. My course can only be started in winter semester and due to this new announcement I have to wait for another year. The universities don’t defer my admission until next year and I have to apply for them again. I doubt if I can get an appointment even for next winter semester because the letter of admissions would arrive on August and all that happened to me this year would happen again. I am aware that the requests for appointments in the German embassy Tehran have been too much this year, but I am sure it is just because of the fact that the German embassy let anyone request an appointment only with a passport number and without even an admission letter. I don’t expect to definitely get a visa but I do expect to get an appointment on the date I have organized my Plans upon. They don’t even put themselves in trouble to correct the dates on their announcement; the dates in English and Persian aren’t the same and it has grammatical mistakes. They don’t even tell the people how much they should wait for their appointment on the first place. I already sent Emails in German, English and Persian and they don’t even read and answer them. They have ruined all my plans. You can’t even voice your complaints to the embassy . They do whatever they want and you just have to deal with that.