Requirements and check-lists for different work visa categories:
There are many different ways of coming to Germany to excercise a profession. You can find extensive information on working and living in Germany on www.make-it-in-germany.de .
Different categories of work visas have different requirements. Please use the checklists below to gather and organize all necessary documents to make applying for your visa as smooth as possible.
If you are wondering if your degree is recognized in Germany, please refer to the following website: www.anerkennung-in-deutschland.de
You also have to provide all original documents (including all of your passports). They will be returned to you 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).
If You already have all the required documents, please register for an appointment here:
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Requirements and check-lists for different work visa categories
Visa as per §18b (2) Residence Act. You may be eligible if you gain a salary of at least 58.400€ per year and hold a university degree. If you plan on taking your family along, you may bring them to your appointment without registering a separate appointment for them.
If you are a visiting researcher at a German University and were provided a hosting agreement, you may be eligible for a visa as per §18d Residence Act. If you plan on taking your family along, you may bring them to your appointment without registering a separate appointment for them.
If you have a recognized Bachelor’s or Master’s degree but do not meet the requirements for the EU BlueCard, you may be eligible for a visa as per §18b (1) Residence Act.
Providing proof of German Language Skills of at least B1 and fulfilling all the requirements below you may be elegible to travel to Germany to take up vocational training.
If you are a healthcare provider with a degree and work experience, please contact the responsible authority in Germany to receive a ‚Defizitbescheid‘. Once you receive the document, send a scan to the e-mail address email@example.com and register yourself in the online appointment system under the category “Erwerbstätigkeit / Work - Sonstige”. You will receive a special appointment.