Visa: work with advance approval according to § 81a AufenthG

09.12.2020 - Article

Documents to be submitted for a work visa with advance approval according to § 81a AufenthG

Additional instructions:

Please note that all copies of your documents have to be
- In DIN A4 size
- Complete and readable
- Not stapled

Embassy Islamabad: Please provide two sets of A4 size photocopies.

Consulate General Karachi: Please provide two sets of A4 size photocopies.

You have to arrange each set of documents according to the order in which they are mentioned below.
1. Application form

- signed by the applicant
- completely filled out by typewriter/computer

2. Biometric picture

- not older than three months and white background
- no computer print-outs accepted
- stapled to the application form at the intended spot

3. Advance approval according to § 81a AufenthG
4. Documentation of your academic degree or your vocational training qualification- The academic degrees and transcripts need to be attested by HEC (Higher Education Commission) if done in Pakistan
5.Proof of German language proficiencyOnly applicable for applications according to Section 16a (3) or Section 16d (1), (3) or (5) of the Residence Act
6. Passport copies page 1 and 2Of all your passports starting with the most recent one you want to travel on. If you lost a passport, please provide police certificate regarding the loss instead
7. ID card copy
8. Proof of adequate health insurance cover

If as an employee you are subject to mandatory statutory health insurance, you must bear in mind that this insurance can only begin when you take up residence in Germany and enter into employment. If you enter Germany beforehand, private health insurance must be taken out for the period prior to employment beginning and prior to being eligible for statutory health insurance. In its terms and conditions, travel health insurance can exclude protection if a long-term or permanent stay is planned. So-called incoming travel insurance can also contain such exclusions.

Needs to be signed

For the possibilities to take out health insurance please see the following link:

Health insurances

9. Information about any previous visa refusalsIf you have been refused a visa by an Embassy or High Commission, written explanation about reason for application and refusal letter are required.
10. Applicant’s declaration
11. Information provided to applicants pursuant to Section 54 (2) 8 in conjunction with Section 53 of the Residence act
12. Appointment confirmation e-mail (only for Embassy Islamabad)- including the provided booking code (e.g. “isla_9729717”)

You also have to provide all original documents (including all of your passports). They will be returned to on the same day (except the passport you intend to travel on which stays with the Embassy during the processing time of your visa application).

You can find a print-out version of this page under the following link: Print-out version requirements for a work visa with advance approval according to § 81a AufenthG

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