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A Guide on the Germany Job Seeker Visa (+ Free Eligibility Check)

After being a student's favorite choice for years, Germany is now attracting a million skilled workers to work and settle in the country for a long-time.

As a nation, Germany has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the EU zone (check the graph below) from 2004-2019. It has now become one of the most lucrative options for professionals from STEM backgrounds.


What is the Germany Job Seeker Visa Scheme?

The Germany Jobseeker Visa is an initiative by the German Federal Government to encourage qualified, skilled immigrants, to enter into the country, find a job of their choice, and settle to work in the long-term.

By obtaining this visa, a skilled worker gets access to the German job market. He can enter the country, travel anywhere, and look for a job at a local level

What are the Eligibility Criteria of Germany Job Seeker Visa?

You are required to meet specific eligibility parameters to apply for a German job seeker visa. These include:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher (master's degree) in subjects related to STEM (from a recognized University)
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in an occupation that has high demand in Germany's labour market*
  • Sufficient funds to prove that you can stay in Germany without any financial dependency on government or any other body
  • Medical Coverage plan (that takes care of your health-related expenses until you receive a German Work Permit)

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What are the Documents Required to Support Eligibility in 2020?

The document checklist includes:

  • Completed filled German job Seeker Visa application form
  • Valid Passport
  • A copy of passport data page
  • 3 passport photo
  • Cover letter
  • Update CV
  • Academic Qualification documents
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Proof of Health Insurance for the stay duration
  • Proof of financial resources
    • Bank Statement
    • Sponsorship letter from the sponsor
    • Blocked bank account

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How to Apply for the German Job Seeker Visa?

The process of a German Job Seeker visa is simple and involves only a 5-stage journey:

  • Step 1: Complete the job seeker application form carefully 
  • Step 2: Book an appointment with the German mission in your home country as you may get a date of 3 months later.
  • Step 3: Gather all the documents required according to the document checklist. Keep the documents either in English or German language.
  • Step 4: Reach the embassy office on the day of the appointment on time. Make sure you have all the documents with you.
  • Step 5: Pay the fees required for a German seeker visa, and you will receive a receipt for the application process.

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Total Cost Involved in Getting a Job Seeker Visa for Germany

Here are the expenses you will have to bear during the visa process:

  • Visa Fees: INR 6200 approx. or € 75
  • Document Verification Fees: INR 30,000

What is the processing time to get a German Job Seeker Visa?

According to the general rule of the consulate, the processing time of Germany Job Seeker Visa takes nearly 4 to 6 weeks.

However, this processing time majorly depends upon how quick you are in submitting all the documents that are required for the process.

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How can Kansas help you? 

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