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Jobseeker’s Visa


visa requirements

This visa is aimed at highly qualified candidates, i.e. Non-EU nationals holding a

German or otherwise equivalent or recognized university degree or a professional qualification obtained or recognized in Germany.

The visa enables the holder to remain in Germany for a period of six months in order to find appropriate employment. General information for qualified professionals can be found on www.make-it-in-germany.com/en .

You can apply for a Jobseeker’s Visa after setting an appointment via 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 one copy):

  • completed and signed application form for a long-term visa
  • 1 recent passport photograph
  • your national passport
  • residence permit for Portugal
  • visa fee 75,- Euros
  • proof of health insurance for the duration of your stay
  • proof of financial means
  • CV and motivation letter providing information on the planned course of action to find a Job, scheduled Job interviews etc.
  • German, equivalent or recognized university degree

-to evaluate your foreign degree and check recognition in Germany please see http://anabin.kmk.org/ . If you cannot find your degree and university on anabin, you need to apply for individual evalutation of your degree on the same Webpage.


  • Proof of your professional qualification
  • official recognition of your qualification from the competent German authority www.anerkennung-in-deutschland.de
  • proof of German language skills (B1 language certificate)

Please note that in individual cases additional documents can be required.

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