Germany is experiencing an acute shortage of qualified personnel in various professions and specialties. German employers cannot find the right workers, not only among local residents, but also among citizens of other EU member states.
The following features of obtaining a visa to look for work in Germany should be noted:
- The program is available for highly qualified specialists with higher education, as well as with secondary technical and vocational education.
- The interview at the German consulate is conducted in German, so the applicant must have at least B1 level of the language.
- Official employment in the Federal Republic of Germany is possible only in the specialty specified in the diploma.
- A diploma or education certificate must meet German education standards through official recognition.
- The holder of a Job Seeker Visa in Germany may engage in work activity for up to 10 hours per week until the conclusion of an employment contract.
- It is necessary to provide financial guarantees for the period of stay in Germany. In 2020, the visa holder must have a minimum of 853 euros per month to pay for rent, food, transport and telecommunications.
- Jobseekers must get a health insurance policy. Since we are talking about a foreigner who has not yet received a residence permit, it is necessary to take out travel medical insurance for the period of stay.