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Before applying for a visa you need to obtain official recognition of your professional qualification from the competent German authorities. Information about the procedures can be found on www.anerkennung-in-deutschland.de.
As soon as you have the recognition you can apply for a Visa after setting an appointment by e-mail. Please attach all listed documents to your e-mail. After checking the completion, you will be assigned an appointment.
At the time of your visa appointment you have to submit the following documents in person (original plus two copies):
- 2 completed and signed application forms for a long-term visa
- 2 recent passport photographs
- your national passport
- residence permit for Portugal
- visa fee 75,- Euros
- proof of health insurance
- proof of your professional qualification
- official recognition of your qualification from the competent German authority
- Employment contract or intention to hire, including salary, working hours, vacation etc.
- filled in form “declaration of employment Agreement” (Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis) from the Federal Employment Agency