What Are the Requirements for a Germany Job Seeker Visa?

Germany, the economic powerhouse of Europe, beckons skilled professionals worldwide. But before embarking on your exciting journey, understanding the Job Seeker Visa requirements is crucial. Fear not, intrepid explorer! This guide will demystify the process and equip you with the knowledge to navigate your path smoothly.

  • Job seeker visa application form. You must submit a filled-out and signed application form for your job seeker visa.
  • Valid passport and a copy. Please make sure you provide a valid passport issued during the last ten years with two blank pages and a minimum of three months validity after leaving Germany (some embassies may ask for even a longer validity period depending on your nationality).
  • Identity pictures. Provide passport-sized photographs according to the requirements of the visa photo guidelines according to the German embassy or consulate.
  • Proof of accommodation. You must include proof of accommodation during your stay in Germany, such as hotel reservations, rental agreements, or an invitation letter in case you are staying with a friend or family member.
  • Proof of financial means. You must also include proof that you have sufficient means to support yourself during your stay in Germany— you can do so by submitting one of the following:

    • Proof of blocked account (Sperrkonto) in your name showing a minimum of €947 that can cover your expenses per month.
    • A declaration of commitment (Verpflichtungserklärung) written by your inviter stating that they will cover all of your expenses.

  • Evidence of valid health insurance. You must also submit proof of valid travel health insurance meeting the insurance requirements with a minimum of €30,000 for medical coverage.
  • Proof of academic qualifications. You must submit proof of academic and professional qualifications, including your university degree, transcripts, vocational training certificates, etc.
  • Proof of degree recognition. Remember that for a job seeker visa, your degrees and other academic qualifications must be fully recognised in Germany.
  • Your resume. Submit a copy of your detailed CV with your personal information, including your academic and professional qualifications.
  • Cover letter. Provide a cover letter or motivational letter stating your reasons for applying for a job seeker visa in Germany and what you plan to do if your visa is granted.

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