How to apply for a work visa in Germany

To apply for a work visa in Germany requires finding a job, collecting the necessary documents, applying, attending a visa interview, waiting for the decision, and registering with the local authorities once you arrive. You can successfully navigate the process and start your new life in Germany with proper preparation and planning.

How to apply for a work visa in Germany

Germany is a popular destination for international workers, offering a stable economy and a high standard of living. You must obtain a work visa if you want to work in Germany. To apply for a work visa in Germany, the official website of the German Federal Foreign Office and make-it-in-germany.com.

You do not need a visa or work permit to work in Germany if you are an EU, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Iceland citizen.

You do not require a work visa or a job offer to enter Germany if you are from Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, South Korea, New Zealand, or the United States. However, upon arrival in Germany, you must apply for a residence permit at the Foreigners’ Office.

First, look for a job in Germany that interests you and fits your talents and certifications. It is to find a job in Germany that you’re interested in and that matches your skills and qualifications. You must read How to Find a Job in Germany. After successfully securing a job, the next step would be to obtain a work visa. In this regard, it is essential to note that your employer will be responsible for sponsoring your work visa.

Gather the necessary documents: Before you can apply for a work visa, you’ll need to gather some documents, including a Passport, Birth certificate, Diploma or degree certificates, Proof of health insurance, Criminal background check, Job offer letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV), three passport pictures according to biometric specifications, not older than six months.

It’s a good idea to make copies of all the documents and keep them safe in case the originals get lost or damaged.

May I move to Germany if I don’t have a job

Are you thinking about whether you can move to Germany without a job in 2023? Well, the answer is yes. You can. In addition to being the largest economy in Europe, Germany is the most robust.

Also, read How to Apply for a German Job Seeker visa

How long will it take to receive a German work visa

The embassy or consulate’s workload determines the processing time for a work visa at the time of your application. However, the processing time for your visa might range from one to three months.

You should submit your application as soon as possible because the specific visa processing period cannot be predicted.

Is there a visa fee for working in Germany

The entire cost of a work visa in Germany is €75 ($90). It’s recommended to check with the German consulate as you may be eligible for reduced visa application fees based on your circumstances or place of origin.

Remember that if your visa is denied, your money will not be refunded.

How long is the Germany Work Visa valid

The long-term validity of a German visa is one year. However, the duration of your residence visa is determined by the length of your job contract, with the potential of an extension as long as your employment status does not change.

German Residence Permit Types

There are many sorts of residency permits available depending on your circumstances:

  • Temporary Resident Permit for Work Purposes
  • Permanent Residence Permit in Germany
  • EU (Blue Card) that you can apply at apply. eu

Do you need a permanent residence permit?

The permanent residency permit, commonly known as the settlement permit, permits you to remain in Germany indefinitely. To get this sort of permission, you must demonstrate that you have worked for at least five years in a position certified by the Federal Employment Agency (BA) and know advanced German.

Sources: I used Similarweb to check how popular some of the job sites presented above are. 

The caption of the cover image above is Fleamarket at Mauerpark, Berlin, Germany. Photo by Kevin McCutcheon on Unsplash.

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10 responses to “How to apply for a work visa in Germany”

  1. میں افغانستان سے کام کے لیے چرمنی جانا چاہتا ہوں۔

  2. زه یو متعلم یم

  3. Muhammad Sabir

    ورک ویزا

  4. Maksi Licollari

    Per arsye ekonomike se nuk rrihiet ne shqipri

    1. রঞ্জন কুমার

      আমি জার্মানি যেতে চাই জার্মানি যে কাজ করতে চাই আমি একজন গরীব ঘরের ছেলে আমার আমি প্রবাসী আমার ফ্যামিলিতে খুব গরি ব আমি কোন মত একটা ফোন কি আপনাদের সাথে যোগাযোগ করেছি আমাকে নিয়ে গেলে কাজ আমি অনেক খুশি হব

  5. مرا نام اسااسامہ ہے اور میمیں پاکستان سے ہو جرمنی میمیں کام کرنا جہتاہو جرمنی ایک بہت اچھی کٹری ہے اور مہول بہت اچھاہے

  6. Leventiev Maria

    salut sunt cu pașaport biometric cum pot face viza pentru a munci în Germania

  7. Ahmed Moustafa Mahmoud Mohamed Elsherkawy

    أنا احمد مصطفي محمود محمد الشرقاوي احتاج العمل فى مزارع ألمانيا ارجو من اصحاب العمل التواصل معي بعد اذن حضراتكم

    1. اگر میرا دوست جرمنی سے مجھے ورک پرمٹ بھیجے اور مجھے وہاں بھلایں،تو مجھے کیا کیا دستاویزات پورے کرنے ہونگے اور اس پر میرا خرچا کتنا آیگا ؟

  8. Jawid Noori

    Family 👪 request from your government department please 🙏Canintroduce me to    With regards and regards, Jawid son of
    Noor Ali, my surname is Noori, I was born in 1364 in Takhar province, my main residence is Takhar and my current residence is Kabul. I completed my elementary school in Kabul.
    I was only able to study my lessons up to the 7th grade. After a while, with the death of my mother, and father I faced many problems that arose in my life, and I turned to hard work and freelance work.
    After 2010, I was able to start my duty with the British forces and worked with them for 5 years, and later I settled down, got married, and later, with the advice and decision of my family traveled to Takhar province and faced threats from the Taliban.
    And I was tortured by the Taliban, and later because of the great fear and danger that happened to me and my family, I traveled from Takhar province to Kabul province, and here I asked for help from foreign forces a lot, and I was with them on Sky News and several interviews with journalists.
    I had a foreigner and I am currently in a very dangerous and bad situation in Kabul, and with the arrival of this period of Taliban, my fear has increased, seeing the situation of interpreters and employees who work with foreign forces, who are killed day by day, and every
    It was time to change myself/my home
    First of all, my husband had worked with foreigners, and I was very happy, but because of that, we were always under persecution, desperation, poverty, and more danger. It is very difficult to live without hope. There is no longer any lie left to repeat to my children about their ruined life.
    that one day it will get better, as a mother, a housewife, it has become difficult to bear the reality, I am asking you a lot, Teshgar  please
    The law must be applied to all of them in the same way. Please get to the case of Meh and expel Meh and his family from Afghanistan. I can’t find even a morsel of bread for my children.

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