How To Apply For Job Seeker Visa For Germany

Job Seeker Visa For Germany
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Here we are talking about how to apply for Job seeker visa for Germany, long time residency permit, and you will have 6 months to fly to Germany and look for a Job.

In this category-

No German language knowledge needed

2. No language test like IELTS or TCF.

3. No German education needed.

4. No Job pressure,

5. No German Job offer needed.

And you will get high success visa rates

And ofcourse the visa application is done online.

Moreover, we all know that any visa application done online is always easier and faster.

Here, we will be talking about –

  1. How to complete details on Germany’s Job-seeker visa
  2. Who can apply for it
  3. Document checklist
  4. Requirements/Eligibility Criteria
  5. How to apply for your Job seeker visa
  6. How to book an appointment for your job-seeker visa
  7. Common queries and suggestions on getting your Job-seeker visa

So, let’s talk about what a Job-Seeker Visa is?

A Job seeker visa is a German residence permit that allows you to stay in Germany for a period of 6months to search for a Job. As you get a job offer, you can apply for a German work permit or work visa.

But know that a Job seeker visa does not permit you to work in German, because it is just a residence permit, which means (you can only visit and look for a job during your stay).

But to start working legally in Germany, you will need a German work permit. And if you are unable to secure a job offer in 6 months, you will not be able to extend your job seeker visa.

Meanwhile, be very careful use your allotted time well and grab suitable job opportunities within 6 months of landing in Germany.

Germany has plenty of jobs available, it needed around 400,000 skilled workers in 2021 alone.

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Now, what are the requirements or eligibility criteria for a job seeker visa-

  1. Education – you will need a Bachelor’s degree from Germany or an equivalent degree from your home country or any foreign country.
  2. Work Experience – you will need a few years of work experience to be eligible for a job seeker visa, preferably from 5 years or more. And your work experience can be from anywhere in the world.
  3. Financial Stability or Proof of Fund – you have to prove that you can cover your expenses for at least 6 months, cos you will need to survive on the funds until you will be able to secure a Job.

How You Can Proof Your Financial Means :

a. Blocked Account – fund deposited in an account that you have access to after you land in Germany.

b. Bank letters and Bank statements

c. Bank Guarantee or Declaration by a German resident ( family member or Friends).

How Much Money Will You Need – Around 720EUR per month of your intended stay.

5. Insurance – you will need travel insurance to fly to Germany, and health insurance for your entire duration of stay, or until you get a work permit.

You can get your insurance from German or from your home Country.

What Are The Documents Required For A Job Seeker Visa –

  1. Valid passport
  2. Proof of health and travel insurance
  3. Filled details, Printed and signed application form
  4. Three passport photographs(size: 35mm x 45mm)
  5. Work experience reference letters
  6. Proof of academic qualifications (from the anabin database)
  7. Personal CV containing your personal full employment history and education.
  8.  Proof of accommodation.
  9. Proof of financial stability or proof of funds
  10. Also Proof of personal status in your home Country
  11. Cover letter written and signed by you explaining the purpose for your visa application, duration of stay, your course of action to find a Job in Germany and your future career plan.
  12. Demand draft for documents verification.


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How To Apply For A Job Seeker Visa –

  1. Book an appointment for your application – after collecting your documents and filling your online form, book an appointment at a German Embassy(where you have been living for at lease 6 months). the booking is easy and can be done online.
  2. Embassy Appointment – carry three application sets and your original certificates to the German Embassy.
  3. Pay your job seeker fee of (EUR 75). You will also have to submit your demand draft for documents verification at this stage.
  4. Wait for visa approval – if your job visa is approved, it will take anywhere between 4-6 weeks to be issued.

And you can use this visa to enter Germany and start looking for a job.

Recommendations – use these 4-6 weeks to begin your job search, build your contacts and connections on linkedin or xing etc.

Because building connections makes it easier to get a job as soon as you land in Germany.

In conclusion common important queries –

  1. Is knowing the German language mandatory for a job seeker visa?

No, for some role like IT sectors or Tech.

But it is in customer service roles like HR, management, front office, etc because of interaction with customers, so it would require German language proficiency.

2. How much will your expenses be to live in Germany until you get a Job?

This is will depend on where you live and the type of accommodation you chose. Living on a sharing basis will be much cheaper than renting a whole place.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this. If there is anything else you would like to know please feel free to ask in the comment section.

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