Friday, 12 December 2014

How to get Job Seeker Visa for Germany?

Job Seeker Visa allows any skilled worker from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) background to stay in Germany for 6 months searching for the job.

You need to follow below steps to get the Job Seeker Visa.
  1. Gather all required documents.
  2. Submit the documents to nearest German consulate in your country.
  3. Case officer may ask you to appear for an interview and get the documents verified.
  4. If everything goes well, you will have your Job Seeker Visa stamped on your passport.
If you are an Indian Citizen, you can get more details about German Embassy in India at this website.
The entire procedure to get Job Seeker Visa is 3 months.

Here is the list of all documents that you will require to submit.
  1. Valid Passport
  2. Application form and declarations duly signed
  3. Xerox copy of Passport.
  4. Cover Letter stating your plan in Germany.
  5. Educational Qualification Documents (
  6. CV
  7. Work Experience Certificates
  8. Accommodation Proof
  9. Bank balance of 5 lacs
  10. Aadhar Card and Ration Card
  11. Marriage Certificate
  12. Birth Certificate
  13. 3 Passport Size Photographs
You may have to get your educational documents verified by Central office for foreign Education ( ZAB ). If you get a visa, you will have to submit travel health insurance (

Next step is landing in Germany and hunting for a job. You can find the job with the help of below methods.

  1. Call the Germany work hotline on +49 30 1815 – 1111.
  2. ZAV, sub-division of Federal Employment Agency(BA), Can help you to find job. You can mail them -
  3. Online Search on make it in Germany.
  4. Online Search on Germany Employment Site

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