The job seeker visa for Germany is a Long-Term Residency Permit, which allows you to stay in the nation for six months while looking for work. If you find job within six months, you will be granted a Germany work visa or a Germany work permit, allowing you to work and reside in Germany. Please keep in mind that a job seeker visa does not allow you to begin working in Germany right away. It simply implies that you can travel to the country and look for work while you’re there. With a job-seeker visa, you are unable to work in Germany. Once you’ve secured a job, you’ll need to convert your job seeker visa to a work visa. For more information, please read about work visa.
Eligibility of Applicants
To be eligible to apply for a Germany job seeker visa, you must meet the following requirements:
- Hold a Bachelor/Master 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
Documents Required for a Job Seeker Visa
- A valid passport (issued in the past 10 years and valid for at least 12 months after your scheduled return)
- A copy of your passport’s data page
- 3 passport pictures based on biometric specifications
- A cover letter where you explain the objective of your visit, how you plan to find employment, and your alternative career plans if you cannot find a job
- Diploma of your degree (or any other proof of academic qualification from a German or non-German university) as well as any certificates of previous work experience
- Your detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Proof of accommodation in Germany (where you will be staying during your visit)
- Proof of financial means to cover the costs for the time of your stay in Germany by showing one of the following documents:
- Verpflichtungserklärung (formal obligation letter) by a sponsor living in Germany
- Bank account statement, or
- Blocked bank account.
- Proof of personal status in your home country, such as birth certificate, marriage certificate, and others (translated in English)
- Proof of your health insurance
You must produce two sets of these documents and submit them to your application center in your country of residence.
It’s important to note that having all of these documents doesn’t guarantee you’ll get the visa. The consular officer makes the final decision.
Additional documentation may be requested by the German embassy or consulate. This holds true for a variety of occupations, including, but not limited to, those in the medical field (e.g. Nurses, Medical Doctors, Pharmacists, Teachers).
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