Visa to look for a job in Germany

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If you want to work and make your life in Germany, but have not been able to go to the country for exams or job interviews, this is the visa for you. The Visa to look for a job in Germany will allow you to stay legally in the country for up to 6 months so that you can finalize your job offer or look for other options.

However, you must keep in mind that this type of visa is only for those who have a university degree and wish to practice their profession in Germany, so an initial and indispensable requirement is to have a German degree or to have yours homologated.

Benefits of a visa to look for a job in Germany

  1. It allows you to work to fulfill the trial period for a maximum of 10 hours per week.
  2. Plenty of time to look for a job.
  3. Valid for minors.
  4. Multiple opportunities.
  5. You do not have to purchase your airline tickets before applying for a visa.

Visa requirements for seeking a job in Germany

  1. Resume.
  2. Documentation of a pre-trip job search: contacts from potential employers, job interviews, test citations, etc.
  3. Motivation letter, specifying the place and area where you wish to work, where you will be staying, etc.
  4. German university degree, foreign university degree, certified and apostilled, or foreign university degree only apostilled, if the profession to be practiced is not one of the regulated professions in Germany.
    regulated professions in Germany
  5. Blocked account with funds not less than €1027 for each month of stay or financial commitment given in Germany by a kind of guarantor to cover your living expenses, with an issue date of less than 6 months (€25).
  6. Valid travel document (passport).
  7. Certificate of no criminal record for immigration purposes proving that he/she has not been convicted of any crime.
  8. Lodging support: lease agreement, hotel or AirBnB reservation for at least 30 days or invitation letter, certificate of residency and host’s lease agreement.

In addition, if the period will be longer than 90 days:

  1. The
    application form for national visas
    and a printed copy for the appointment at the consulate.
  2. Two biometric photos 3.5 x 4.5 cm with light background.
  3. Medical insurance valid for at least 90 days from entry into the Schengen area and coverage of at least €30,000.

Steps to apply for a visa to look for a job in Germany

  1. Gather the necessary documentation.
  2. Fill out the forms.
  3. Request an appointment virtually.
  4. Pay the processing fee
  5. Show up at the appointment with a copy of all documentation.
  6. During the appointment, allow fingerprinting.
  7. Once in Germany, immediately report to the foreigners authority to apply for a residence permit.

To be taken into account

Even if the requirements are met, the granting or not of visas is at the discretion of the German authorities.

Is it valid for self-employment?

Unfortunately, it only applies to dependent jobs in a German company.

What do I do when I get a job?

Once a formal employment contract has been obtained, the application process for a residence permit may begin.

What happens if I don’t get a job?

The visa will expire and you will have to leave German territory. However, you will be able to retry the search, with a new visa, six months later.


The application fee is €75. Additionally, the costs of translation of all documents and apostille for Colombians must be taken into account.

What do we offer?

We help you with every step of the process! From the homologation of your degree to the obtaining of your visa, including the response to possible requirements and the presentation of the appeal in case of refusal.