Job Seeker Visa in Germany
Germany is one of the best countries not in Europe only but in the world as well. Germany is beautiful, powerful and economically stable. With high growth and low unemployment, it is the perfect place to go if you are looking for a job. Germany provides free education, world-class medical services and decent wages to its people. Germany seeks highly qualified employees to work in well-paid positions and encourages all young and skilled people to come to visit and look for places to work. So if you have decided that you would like to work there, the first things you need to do is get a Germany job seeker visa.
In this page, we will discuss all the genuine aspects and procedure of Germany Job Seeker Visa. We request our visitors to read all the information carefully so that you won’t get trapped by false promises and unnecessary visa application cost. You will get to know all the important steps in applying Job Seeker Visa for Germany if you read this these information carefully.
What is a job seeker visa?
The job seeker visa for Germany is a Long-Term Residency Permit, which allows you to stay in the country for six months and look for a job. If at the end of the six months you have found a place of employment, you will be given the Germany work visa or a Germany work permit and you will be allowed to work and live there.
Please note that having a job seeker visa does not allow you to start working immediately in Germany. It only means that you can visit the country and look for a job during your stay.
Hold a Bachelor or Master’s Degree from a German university or an equivalent foreign degree
Have a minimum of 5 years of experience in your related field of study
Show proof that you have sufficient funds to cover your stay during the time you are in Germany
Have travel or medical insurance for your entire stay in Germany or until you get your Work Permit
valid passport (issued within the last 10 years and with at least 12 months validity left after the scheduled return)
1 copy of your passport’s data page (A4 size copy)
3 passport pictures according to biometric specifications
cover letter from the applicant explaining the exact purpose, the course of action to find employment and duration of your stay in Germany as well as further career plans should stay in Germany by unsuccessful
Proof of academic qualification (from a German university or equivalent to a German academic degree) and relevant previous work experience certificates for future employment in Germany (for recognition of non-german degrees kindly refer to www.anabin.de)
A personal CV containing full education and employment history
Proof of accommodation in Germany (if staying with a friend or relative, a formal obligation letter (“Verpflichtungserklärung”) would be appreciated)
proof of financial means to cover the costs for the time of your stay by one of the following documents:
a. “Verpflichtungserklärung” (formal obligation letter) by sponsor living in Germany, or
b. bank account statement, or
c. blocked account (One must have INR equivalent to 4500 Euro in his /her bank account)
Proof of personal status in India and marriage certificate, birth certificate of wife/children, Aadhar card, ration card, (with English translation) if applicable
proof of health insurance
Please prepare TWO application sets with the above-mentioned documents and bring your original certificates along.
Kindly note that the German Mission reserves the right to ask for additional documents. This applies –among others- for certain professions (e.g. Nurses, Medical Doctors, Pharmacists, Teachers)
Please note that you will not be allowed to take up employment with a job-seeker visa.
Your visa will, however, be changed to a residence permit for employment in Germany, once you have found adequate employment.
The submission of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted. Submission of incomplete documentation or refusal to appear for a visa interview may result in the rejection of your application.
The application process for Germany VISA
Step 1 – Prepare your visa application
You need to complete your Jobseeker Application and get your all certificates ready with your duly filled Job Seeker Application form.
Please ensure that you complete the form in full, – please also print, sign and bring with you when attending for your Visa appointment. Handwritten forms will not be accepted.
Step 2 –Make an appointment
You need to make an appointment with the German Embassy, New Delhi. You can do it online and can select your appointment dates as per your convenience. All visa applications are accepted only if you have made a prior appointment. Click here to create your account and make an online appointment.
Step 3 – Go to the Application Center
After you arrive at the Application Center, your appointment letter will be verified and you will be issued a token. Please be on time, the embassy may not be able to process your visa request if you are late for more than 10 minutes.
Step 4 – Visa application submission
The submission process generally takes 10 minutes to complete. Your documents and visa application form will be checked and verified. Please make sure that:
All your documents are arranged in the order stated on the checklist
Your application form is complete and signed
You will be asked to collect another token if the visa application form is incomplete, you have not arranged the documents in the required order or you have not provided all the necessary photocopies of documents.
If the application is complete your passport, application form and documents will be held temporarily by the application center. Please note that you can not take the passport during the application process with you if you have to take your passport for whatever reason the application will be canceled and you will need to re-apply.
Step 5 – Entering of application information
After the verification of your application, all the application form information will be entered into the online system of the German consulate and you will receive a printed copy of your application. This process usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes. After you get the printed form please make sure to verify all the details are correct and sign the form.
Please note that forms for minors (up to 18 years) have to be signed by both parents.
After you pay for the visa you will be issued a receipt which you have to keep in order to collect your processed application.
Step 6 – Biometric data collection
Once the application has been completed, biometrics will be collected using a quick process that captures a 10-digit fingerprint scan with a digital finger scanner. This will usually take 7-8 minutes per applicant.
Congratulation, you have now completed the visa application process. This application will be sent for processing the next working day to the Consulate. Make sure to keep the payment receipt as this is required to collect your passport.
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