Willkommen auf den Seiten des Auswärtigen Amts

Jobseeker’s visa


This visa allows university graduates from countries outside the EU to seek an employment in Germany for up to six months. It supports the objective to secure an employment according to their qualifications.

General information on labour immigration for academics is available on www.make-it-in-germany.com

Please note that you will have to book an appointment through our online booking system and personally hand in the application at the Embassy.

In order to apply you are required to hand in the following documents:

o Application form
o Passport
o Two passport photos
o Curriculum vitae of professional career, specifying the certificates, diplomas, etc. you have obtained
o German university degree or recognised foreign degree comparable to a German degree
o A letter of motivation providing information on the planned course of action to secure a job (sector, region, intended place of residence/accommodation etc.)
o Proof of sufficient means of subsistence for the time of your stay in Germany
o If available, any additional evidence of your preparations to secure a job.
o Additional documentation may be required

You can check whether your foreign university degree is recognised or comparable by consulting the ANABIN database.

Following the approval of the visa application, but before your visa can be issued, you must provide evidence that you have taken out travel health insurance, if such evidence has not already been submitted.

Please ensure that your (application) documents are complete! Incomplete applications may result in your visa application being rejected.

This information is regularly updated but makes no claim to be complete. In individual cases provision of additional documents may be necessary.

nach oben