Germany is a stunning country and one of the most powerful countries in Europe. It is the perfect place to go and do a job if you are looking for a job with high growth and low unemployment. The country offers its residents free education and provides a highly safe and attractive living and working environment. This beautiful country seeks highly qualified employees to work in well-paid positions and encourages all young and skilled people to visit and look for workplace places. So if you have chosen or decided to work there, you first need to obtain a German job seeker visa.

What is a Job Seeker Visa?

It is a Long-Term Residency Permit, which permits you to stay in the country for six months and look for a job. If at the end of this duration means six months, you have found a place of employment; you will be given a German work visa or a German work permit; hence you will be allowed to work and live there.

Note: having a job seeker visa does not permit you to start working immediately in the country. It only means that you’re visiting the country and looking for a job during your stay.

To get a job seeker visa for Germany, you need the following:

Are you Eligible?

  • It would help if you held a Bachelor’s or a Master’s from either a German University or a foreign equivalent.
  • You must have a minimum of 5 years of work experience in the related field, preferably one demanded in Germany’s labor market.
  • Before applying, you should also have the minimum required funds for your 6-month stay in Germany when looking for a job.
  • It would be best if you also had travel or medical insurance for your stay in the country.

How much will it cost?

Visa Fee: approx Rs. 6200 or € 75

The Document Checklist:

  • German job Seeker Visa application form
  • Valid Passport
  • A copy of the passport data page
  • 3 passport photo
  • Cover letter
  • Update CV
  • Academic Qualification documents
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • Proof of financials

Job Seeker Visa

What is the processing time?

It’ll not take too much time; the processing time of a Germany Job Seeker Visa is usually 4 to 6 weeks, especially when applying with Auscanz Overseas Education Pvt Ltd.

What happens when you get a job?

When you get a job during these six months in Germany on a Job seeker visa, you are required to apply for an employment residence permit.

You can be done in 2 ways:

  • Apply for EU Blue Card

To get an EU Blue Card, you need an employment offer of 44,800 euros per annum salary or at least 34,944 euros. Once you get an EU Blue Card, you can directly apply for the permanent residence permit in 33 months. You can get the same by proving your German language skills in 21 months.

  • Apply for Employment Residence Permit

In this kind of permit, mostly the employer will sponsor you, and after five years, you can apply for a permanent residence permit.