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A Guide on the Germany Job Seeker Visa
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After being a student's favourite choice for years, Germany is now attracting a million skilled workers to work and settle in the country on a long-term residency permit.

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 the country, find a job of their choice, and settle in the country with a work permit in the long-term.

By obtaining this visa, and with the right qualification/qualified professionals get access to the German job market. They 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 the 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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Career Options in Germany

Below are the career options where you can get a job just with an IELTS Score Card:

  • Software Developer: 

There are many vacancies for software developers in Germany as it is a skill shortage. Software engineering and software development does not require a profound knowledge of the German Language.

  • Systems Administrator: 

Admin jobs are in great demand in Germany. It is a skilled job where the ability to speak in german is not necessary to complete the job responsibility.

  • Customer Service (International): 

Under this skill, any language you speak other than German would be an advantage to work as a Customer Service Executive to handle client queries and resolve them.

  • Management & IT Consulting: 

Research analysis, problem-solving skills and an aptitude to grasp all the relevant knowledge in the field are the key requirements for this niche. Knowing English here can help you to interact with international clients outside Germany.

  • Financial Controller:

This is a highly skilled and specialized job where german language is not required. It requires outstanding mathematical skills, a knack for accounting and finance communication and integrity towards the job role. If your clientele does not need to interact with German legislative bodies, the English language is more than enough for communication here.

Sectors In Demand in Germany 

While the country welcomes professionals of all sectors, it has a special demand for candidates representing the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medical (STEM) sectors. The Job Seeker Visa Scheme is helping German employers find skilled candidates and fill the vacant positions.

EU Blue Card Benefits of Working in Germany

To get an EU Blue Card, you need to have an employment offer of  €44,800 per annum salary or at least  € 34,944 salary per annum in the STEM field. 

Here are the benefits of the EU Blue Card:

  • You can directly apply for the permanent residence permit in Germany within 33 months on the EU Blue Card. 
  • By proving German language skills along with the EU Blue Card, you can get the permanent residence permit in 21 months.

Requirements for Language Proficiency for Germany Job Seeker Visa

No Language proficiency proofs are required. 

You are not required to take any test for English (IELTS, TOEFL) or German to be eligible for seeking this visa. However, a basic fluency in English and German is expected from the candidate. 

Can I get a job in Germany without speaking German?

Having German language skills is not necessary for getting a job in Germany. It will just broaden the options for you. Most companies in Germany make language proficiency a secondary requirement and the qualifications of a candidate the primary requirement. 

How long can you stay in Germany on a Job Seeker Visa?

You get time for 6 months to stay in the country until you find a job. Once you find a job on this visa, you can apply for a work visa followed by a German permanent residency permit.

What are the Documents Required to Support Eligibility in 2021?

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

Fund Requirements for a German Visa

Travel Insurance of at least 6 months depending upon your selected scheme.

  • Fund Maintenance: Approx. INR 3,17,152.64 (4000€)

Note: Other miscellaneous fees may be applicable depending upon your case file. The above does not include a visa consultant fee.

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 completing all the formalities and submitting the documents that are required for the process.

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