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Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by afeez20(m): 11:59am On Jun 12
cocolacec:
Hello everyone,
I am creating this thread for some insight into this category of long term visa(6months) for job search. Please share your Experiences.

The job seeker visa for Germany is a Long-Term Residency Permit, which allows you to stay in the country for six (6) months and look for a job.
If at the end of the six (6) months you have found a place of employment, you will be given the Germany work visa or a Germany work permit and you will be allowed to work and live there.

Please note that having a job seeker visa does not allow you to start working immediately in Germany. It only means that you can visit the country and look for a job during your stay.

In order to obtain this visa, you need the following:

Be eligible to apply
Compile all the necessary documents
Fill out an application form and book your visa appointment

Eligibility of applicants
There are several criteria that you need to fulfill to be eligible to apply for the Germany job seeker visa. These are as follows:

a Bachelor of Master’s Degree from a German university or an equivalent foreign degree
Have a minimum of 5 years of experience in your related field of study

Show proof that you have sufficient funds to cover your stay during the time you are in Germany

Have travel or medical insurance for your entire stay in Germany or until you get your Work Permit

Read more at http://www.germany-visa.org/job-seeker-visa/#Og8iaOGXyQ1UZ8Ec.99

https://nigeria.diplo.de/ng-en/service/visa/work-visa/1015540

Jobseeker’s visa
This is to inform you that all checklists as well as application forms are free of costs. The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany hereby wishes to inform you that the competent alien's authority in Germany has to be notified about any longterm visa application.

From September 1st 2017, the visa fee amounts to 75,00 Euro (only payable in Naira). Please be informed that the visa application will be rejected in cases of bribery. General information on graduate immigration is available via the portal for qualified professionals www.make-it-in-germany.com.

Every applicant is asked to provide the following mandatory documents (original + 2 copies of each document, unless otherwise specified) after having booked an appointment via our website www.nigeria.diplo.de:

• 2 Visa Application Forms (Application for a Residence Permit) – no copies required

• Valid passport +2 copies of its data page

• 2 signed declarations according to Section 54 Paragraph 2 Nr. 8 of the German Alien's Law

• 2 identical passport pictures according to biometric specifications

• School Leaving Certificates of Primary and Secondary School/ WAEC-Certificate

• Proof of previous academic studies/professional training/ work experience (if applicable)

• Birth Certificate from National Population Commission or Declaration of Age deposed to by head of Family

• Curriculum vitae of professional career, specifying the certificates, diplomas, etc. you have
obtained
• German university degree or recognised foreign degree comparable to a German degree

• A letter of motivation providing information on the planned course of action to secure a job(sector, region, intended place of residence/accommodation etc.)

• Any additional evidence of your preparations to secure a job that can already be provided.

• Prepaid courier envelope by any major courier service

Supplementary information or evidence may be requested in each individual case. You can check whether your foreign university degree is recognised or comparable by consulting the

ANABIN database: http://anabin.kmk.org/
https://www.kmk.org/zab/central-office-for-foreign-education/statement-of-comparability-for-foreign-higher-education-qualifications/application-and-fees/application-form.html
Please be informed that incomplete applications (e.g. missing set of copies) are likely to be rejected.

Hello @coco
I do not have my primary school certificate. I went to a private primary school and now it has gone under it does not exist anymore..What can I do pls
Is there a way to get it from education board of Lagos
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by Osumare2013: 4:42pm On Jun 12
Hello everyone, I've been following this German job seeker visa for a while. But I have certain questions that I've not found answers for.

As regards the proof of fund, I understand it's 720 euro per month and the visa is valid for 6 months. Now, say I want to be in Germany for just 2 months, that means I need 1440 euros in block account. Will they grant me visa on such arrangement? Or is it compulsory that I have 4320 in block account irrespective of whether I won't stay up to 6 months?

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Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by togobingi: 8:07pm On Jun 19
jesse2019:


@togobingi please kindly share your experience on the day of your interview and what are the question ask.

- Some questions they asked:
1. Why do you want to move to Germany? (Be honest... culture, stability, )
2. Where are you going to live? (share your address and proof of accommodation)
3. What companies are you planning to work for in Germany (Do a lot of research on your industry. Register on Xing.com, LinkedIn, mention companies in Germany you are interested in)
4. What will you do if you don't get a job in Germany? (Make sure you say you will come back to Nigeria)
5. Tell me about yourself? (share your educational and employment history)
6 Do you speak German (if you don't, demonstrate your plans to learn the language asap because it is very important)

Tip:
- Be confident
- Don't lie
- Have your facts and documents as proof
- Dress smart

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Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by togobingi: 8:09pm On Jun 19
Osumare2013:
Hello everyone, I've been following this German job seeker visa for a while. But I have certain questions that I've not found answers for.

As regards the proof of fund, I understand it's 720 euro per month and the visa is valid for 6 months. Now, say I want to be in Germany for just 2 months, that means I need 1440 euros in block account. Will they grant me visa on such an arrangement? Or is it compulsory that I have 4320 in block account irrespective of whether I won't stay up to 6 months?

If you want to be there for two months, maybe you should just apply for a Visiting visa. The Jobseeker visa is for 6 months only and from what I know, I don't think you can pay for a shorter period. But I am not too sure.
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by Osumare2013: 12:22am On Jun 20
togobingi:


If you want to be there for two months, maybe you should just apply for a Visiting visa. The Jobseeker visa is for 6 months only and from what I know, I don't think you can pay for a shorter period. But I am not too sure.
Thanks for the info
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by ademeedee: 7:00pm On Jun 20
Just being curious about getting a job, is there a minimum of how much that must be earned to get the work permit? And is it similair to the UK tier 2 Visa in the terms of the companies limitations of employing people. While researching I saw one you get a work contract you can apply for the work permit but that was a post in 2016, is it still the same?

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Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by MRBENZENE(m): 10:23pm On Jul 01
jesse2019:


@togobingi please how long does it take before your interview date was confirmed from when you book the Appointment, have book appointment since 27th of February till now no feedback from the German Foreign Office.


hey bro!!
Have you been able to get your visa interview date?
I am having some challenges on that.
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by umarabubakar303: 12:21am On Jul 02
Good Day Everyone,i am an ND holder in computer science I intend to move to Germany in search of greener pastures, I intend to study and work mean while will I be offer a job. I studied computer science?? Please I need a guide I have someone I can stay with over there,So are there jobs there for Nigerians?
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by ademeedee: 2:34am On Jul 02
MRBENZENE:



hey bro!!
Have you been able to get your visa interview date?
I am having some challenges on that.

Hi, I am thinking of applying for this category of visa. I don't know if you know by any chance if one doesn't get a job can someone apply for a study or another visa?
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by MRBENZENE(m): 7:38am On Jul 02
ademeedee:


Hi, I am thinking of applying for this category of visa. I don't know if you know by any chance if one doesn't get a job can someone apply for a study or another visa?

In this visa category it is 6months visa and within this period you are to search for job in Germany and once you secure a job you go to the immigration office in the city and covert your visa to work permit or blue card.

if you don't find a job within the 6months you will have to return to Nigeria, so u need to make adequate plans, but atleast one can find something doing even if it isn't that big then gradually you move up.

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Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by MRBENZENE(m): 7:43am On Jul 02
umarabubakar303:
Good Day Everyone,i am an ND holder in computer science I intend to move to Germany in search of greener pastures, I intend to study and work mean while will I be offer a job. I studied computer science?? Please I need a guide I have someone I can stay with over there,So are there jobs there for Nigerians?

yes you can study and work, but that will be limited hours for students.

And you made mention of having someone in Germany i believe the person will be the best person to guide you and answer most of your questions so please try and have good communication with him/her.
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by ademeedee: 8:10am On Jul 02
MRBENZENE:


In this visa category it is 6months visa and within this period you are to search for job in Germany and once you secure a job you go to the immigration office in the city and covert your visa to work permit or blue card.

if you don't find a job within the 6months you will have to return to Nigeria, so u need to make adequate plans, but atleast one can find something doing even if it isn't that big then gradually you move up.

Okay, thank you for your prompt response. Do you know if it would be possible to transfer to a study visa or self employed in case if no job shows up?

Besides from what I read you can't work on this visa, is it true until you get the work permit.

I am also curious if there is minimum wage on how much to earn before the work permit can be given. Do know if this is similar to UK tier 2 visa where sponsorship is needed or once a job is gotten then you can apply for the work permit by yourself.

Just trying to be weigh my options before I invest in it. �
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by MRBENZENE(m): 12:38pm On Jul 02
ademeedee:


Okay, thank you for your prompt response. Do you know if it would be possible to transfer to a study visa or self employed in case if no job shows up?

Besides from what I read you can't work on this visa, is it true until you get the work permit.

I am also curious if there is minimum wage on how much to earn before the work permit can be given. Do know if this is similar to UK tier 2 visa where sponsorship is needed or once a job is gotten then you can apply for the work permit by yourself.

Just trying to be weigh my options before I invest in it. �

from what i know you cannot convert this visa to student visa or self employed visa, you can only convert it to work visa. But after you have settled with the work visa you can enroll for higher studies.

Yes you can't work on this visa until it is converted to work visa.

Yes in all of Germany their is minimum wage and it applies to every sector definitely you will get not less than the minimum wage and you will get the work permit or blue card.

for the UK tier 2 visa i don't know about that.
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by ademeedee: 11:03pm On Jul 02
Thank you so much for replying. What is the process like? So I know what to expect when I start.
MRBENZENE:


from what i know you cannot convert this visa to student visa or self employed visa, you can only convert it to work visa. But after you have settled with the work visa you can enroll for higher studies.

Yes you can't work on this visa until it is converted to work visa.

Yes in all of Germany their is minimum wage and it applies to every sector definitely you will get not less than the minimum wage and you will get the work permit or blue card.

for the UK tier 2 visa i don't know about that.
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by MRBENZENE(m): 7:52am On Jul 04
ademeedee:
Thank you so much for replying. What is the process like? So I know what to expect when I start.

it is simple, just get all the required documents which were all listed in page one of this topic that's it for now
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by ademeedee: 8:51am On Jul 04
MRBENZENE:


it is simple, just get all the required documents which were all listed in page one of this topic that's it for now

Okay, thank you. Have you been able to get an appointment yet?

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Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by umarabubakar303: 8:59am On Jul 04
Please how much does 6month German Visa cost in naira and how much is the flight?
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by MRBENZENE(m): 3:57pm On Jul 04
ademeedee:

Okay, thank you. Have you been able to get an appointment yet?
You are welcome, No appointment yet and i don't know if anyone has gotten.
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by simba01(m): 10:07pm On Jul 04
Hey guys, I'm a professional graphic designer, do you think I can get a job quickly as a graphic designer?
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by MRBENZENE(m): 3:22pm On Jul 05
please fam can someone explain the waiting period, that is too much 14 to 16 months, please help me out.

Is anyone here experiencing same thing?

Has anyone been able to get interview date after the change in booking system?

Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by umarabubakar303: 4:41pm On Jul 05
Good Day everyone, I intend to move to Germany in search of greener pastures, with the hope that an uncle of my will be getting a job when I get there and I will enroll in a part time school.... But he told me to get visa done by myself ND flight to come over that he has no idea how has been in Germany for more than 25yrs
and he can't send me invitation for now. Basically now I don't know where to start from.? What type of visa am I to get? How much is the visa ND how long will it take me please some should help m confused?
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by oikotas44: 10:05pm On Jul 06
Hi togobingi
How are you.
I am pretty new to this information. I have 6 years Cognate Civil Engineering Experience with a University Degree from Uniben. I want to find out if I am eligible and also. What Language Proficiency for English is normally requested?


togobingi:


Booking an appointment was hard for me. You have to check every day and book as soon as you see an available slot. Some of the guys outside the consulate may be able to help.

As soon as you book an appointment, get all your documents ready before the day. I booked an appointement 2 months in advance.

After I had the interview and submitted my documents on the same day, it took them 5 days to get back to me. They asked me to get another medical insurance because AIICO wasn't accepted (then I went to Fintiba). After that, it took another 5 days to get my passport back.

You need to have the complete amount in your blocked account before the appointment date if not they won't approve your visa. That is your proof that you will have enough to survive while you are in Germany.

Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by ademeedee: 12:12am On Jul 07
This is a long veeeeeerrrry long wait!!! Have you tried ringing the embassy to enquire? I follow a blog which has Indian citizens apply for it in their country and I know booking appointment is almost impossible but not this long!
MRBENZENE:
please fam can someone explain the waiting period, that is too much 14 to 16 months, please help me out.

Is anyone here experiencing same thing?

Has anyone been able to get interview date after the change in booking system?
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by Haryoureendey4(m): 10:08pm On Jul 07
Love this thread, following hopefully will share my testimony here
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by togobingi: 1:26pm On Jul 08
oikotas44:
Hi togobingi
How are you.
I am pretty new to this information. I have 6 years Cognate Civil Engineering Experience with a University Degree from Uniben. I want to find out if I am eligible and also. What Language Proficiency for English is normally requested?



Hi Oikotass.
Engineering is in demand in Germany. This website shows that there are more than 1,700 openings at the moment: https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/en/jobs/job-listings/
You have to check each job description to see if they require German language proficiency. You can start applying for jobs from Nigeria as some companies help with relocation (if they really like you). I will also recommend starting German classes in Naija before you travel. It's cheaper and it will help you integrate better and get many more job interview invitations. B1 German proficiency and above is usually required for most jobs.

Check this website to see if your university and course is recognized by the German authorities: https://anabin.kmk.org/anabin.html

You can print the page showing the results and take it as part of your supporting documents for your interview at the German Consulate in Naija.

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Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by togobingi: 1:27pm On Jul 08
This is crazy!
MRBENZENE:
please fam can someone explain the waiting period, that is too much 14 to 16 months, please help me out.

Is anyone here experiencing same thing?

Has anyone been able to get interview date after the change in booking system?
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by MRBENZENE(m): 5:49pm On Jul 08
ademeedee:
This is a long veeeeeerrrry long wait!!! Have you tried ringing the embassy to enquire? I follow a blog which has Indian citizens apply for it in their country and I know booking appointment is almost impossible but not this long!

Yea this is very long, i haven't called the embassy, in India it is also difficult in getting appointment depending on your region, i was to get it there but felt i should come home and relax with family and do it with ease only to get to nigeria and see that waiting period.
I don't know what to do in this case
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by MRBENZENE(m): 5:50pm On Jul 08
togobingi:
This is crazy!
Yea it is, what do you think i should do in this case?
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by togobingi: 8:16am On Jul 09
MRBENZENE:


Yea it is, what do you think i should do in this case?

I would say you should still book the appointment anyway. It might be shorter, who knows

I was told that I would hear back from them in within 4-8 weeks but I heard back from them in a week, so you never know. If you are in Lagos, I would also recommend asking the protocol officers outside the German Consulate for guidance. Nothing to lose at this point.

All the best!
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by ademeedee: 8:19am On Jul 09
MRBENZENE:


Yea this is very long, i haven't called the embassy, in India it is also difficult in getting appointment depending on your region, i was to get it there but felt i should come home and relax with family and do it with ease only to get to nigeria and see that waiting period.
I don't know what to do in this case

Hopefully something pops up soonest! What's your discipline? I am skeptical because my discipline is in the non-teaching aspect of education. I have been learning German for a while but still on the basics. Do you think I stand a chance? @togobingi I would like your honest opinion too.
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by ademeedee: 8:48am On Jul 09
togobingi:


I would say you should still book the appointment anyway. It might be shorter, who knows

I was told that I would hear back from them in within 4-8 weeks but I heard back from them in a week, so you never know. If you are in Lagos, I would also recommend asking the protocol officers outside the German Consulate for guidance. Nothing to lose at this point.

All the best!

Oh. have gotten your Visa? What it recent? Have you travelled yet? What's your discipline?

Sorry for being so inquisitive!
Re: Job Seekers Visa Germany by togobingi: 10:15am On Jul 09
ademeedee:


Oh. have gotten your Visa? What it recent? Have you travelled yet? What's your discipline?

Sorry for being so inquisitive!

I got my visa in 2018 and have traveled already. My background is in IT. I don't know your background but I believe if you can prove that there is a requirement for your skillset in Germany, then you should be fine.

Try and quote stats from the German government resources like this one to prove that they need your skills and that you will likely get a job: https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/en/jobs/job-listings/

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