About Job Seeker Visa:
The job seeker visa for Germany is a Long-Term Residency Permit which allows you to visit and stay in the country for six months to look for
a job. Within this period of six months you need to find a place of employment, post which you will be given the Germany work visa or a
Germany work permit and through this you will be allowed to work and live in the country. Please note that having a job seeker visa does not
allow you to start working immediately in Germany which means that you can visit the country and look for a job during your stay of 6 months
In order to acquire a job seeker visa for Germany, you need to check the below following points:
- I. Be eligible to apply
- II. Compile all the necessary documents
- III. Fill out an application form and book your visa appointment
I. Eligibility of applicants:
There are several criteria that you need to fulfill to be eligible to apply for the Germany job seeker visa:
- a) Aspirant must hold a Bachelor of Master’s Degree from a German university or an equivalent foreign degree.
- b) Have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in your related field of study.
- c) Show proof of travel or medical insurance for your entire stay in Germany or until you get your Work Permit.
- d) Have travel or medical insurance for your entire stay in Germany or until you get your Work Permit.
- e) Show proof that you have sufficient funds to cover all the expenses during the time you are in Germany
- Proving sufficient financial resources is the most important part of your Job Seeker visa application!
- To prove this you will need to open a Blocked Bank Account in Germany.
- It is required that you have 853€ blocked for every month that you stay in Germany.
- f) In addition, it is highly recommended that you have German Language ability. Though English proficiency is sufficient to qualify for the
visa, it would be better for you if you at least knew basic German.
- g) No point based test (IELTS) is required for Job Seeker Visa but English Proficiency is sufficient to qualify in order to obtain Visa.
The Germany Job seeker visa holders can stay in Germany for up to six months in search of a job in their field. Once they find the job they
must convert it into an employment residence permit. Once you get a job you have two possibilities:
- you can either apply for an EU Blue Card, or
- you can apply for an employment residence permit
Getting a Germany Employment Visa
As per the German Employment Visa, in most cases, the Employer will sponsor it, but if not you will need to do it on your own. You can get
the permanent residence permit after 5 years in Germany with an employment visa. With this visa, you can bring your family with you through
the Family Reunion Long Term Visa. To do so, you and the family members must fulfill the requirements for this type of visa.
After You Arrive in Germany with a Job Seeker Visa
With a Germany job-seeking visa in your hands, you can immediately travel to the country. Yet, once here, you should complete another two
tasks, which are:
1. Register your address at the registration office. It does not matter if you will be staying in a hotel, a rented place, or over at some relatives
or friends. You always need to register your address in Germany. Thus, within two weeks of arrival in Germany, you should register your
address. Find the closest registration office, and go there with your passport, visa and documents regarding the address where you are staying.
2. Get your Germany Temporary Residence Permit. After you register your address, you can apply for a residence permit for a job seeker
person. To apply you should make an appointment with the Immigration Authorities near your place. On the day of the appointment, you will
be attending an interview during which you will be submitting some documents regarding your application.