Job seeker/ work visa


Going to Germany for a job?

Processing time: four weeks up to several months

Required documents:

Additional instructions:

- application forms

For applications at the Embassy please provide three application forms.

For applications at the Consulate please submit two application forms

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


- passport photos

For applications at the Embassy please provide four photos.

For applications at the Consulate please submit three photos

- not older than three months and white background
- no computer print-outs accepted


- valid passport

- (all) previous passport(s), if applicable

- Passport needs to be valid for three months after the expiry of the applied visa

- completed list of your children


- security questionnaire


- applicant's declaration

- your curriculum vitaecontaining full education and employment history

- please submit the original and two copies

- documentation of previous jobs, attestations from employers
- please submit the original and two copies

- documentation of your school, college and academic degree - if any

- B.A., BSC, B.COM, BBA, BCS etc.
- please submit the original and two copies of the academic degree and transcript, all attested by HEC (Higher Education Commission) if done in Pakistan

- foreign (other than German) degrees need to attached with an equivalence certificate (see

Anabin website, for the exact main subject and university, or ZAB@kmk.org).

- proof of sufficient financial means by way of one of the options (see right side of the page)

a) Proof of blocked account (Sperrkonto) in Germany in the name of the applicant showing a minimum balance of (effective from August 1, 2016) 4320 Euro(Euro 720 per month of stay in Germany, i.e 6 x Euro 720, and the remark that the account holder can dispose of a monthly amount of Euro 720 only).

b) “Verpflichtungserklärung” = formal obligation letter from a friend or relative residing in Germany issued by the local immigration Authority in Germany. Additionally bank account statements of the last 12 months, tax assessment form, income proofs etc should be provided if applicable.

- please submit the original and two copies

- valid health insurance

- the original has to be signed
- please submit the original and one copy

You can also take out a health insurance in Germany. However, for the time period until you are settled in Germany, you have to submit a preliminary health insurance with your application.


- proof of your language skills

Please provide a proof (original and two copies) of your language abilities according to the standards of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE):

Language certificates/ tests such as

“Zertifikat Deutsch” at least A1 level certificate or better [by Goethe-Institut (GI) or NUML],

need to be presented.

Please note that it lies within the discretion of the visa sections to ask for further evidence of language skills depending on the individual case.

Proof of accomodation in Germany

If staying with a friend or relative, “Verpflichtungserklärung” = formal obligation letter from local immigration authority would be appreciated

Birth certificate and proof of personal status (marriage certificate, birth certificates children, list of children)

- please submit the original and two copies

- 30,000 Rupees investigation fee for the verification of all documents of Pakistani origin

- list of children:

For applicants at the Embassy only: Please provide a copy of the appointment confirmation e-mail

including the provided booking code (e.g. “isla_588207”)

If you have been refused a visa by an Embassy or High Commission, written explanation about reason for application and refusal letter are required.


Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we can not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.

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