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General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sam8850: 4:14pm On Jan 03
Hello all and welcome to this thread. This new year, I believe a lot of people have resolutions and plans they intend to achieve this year and for the future. I am a strong believer of the saying "Knowledge (the right information) is Power" hence having the right information from peoples experience and legit sources can lead to the achievement of our goals.

Now, for those of us who are intending to migrate to Germany for work or family re-union purposes, it is very vital to get the right information on processes and guidance to successful acquiring of your visum (visa).

Here we go, first it will be very important to visit the German Consulate official website, try to know legit site as opposed to third party, clone sites or random Google site results. The official site of the German Consulate in Nigeria is https://nigeria.diplo.de, there you can find a lot of information regarding types of visas, booking appointment and requirements.

I am currently processing my Work Visa (entry visa for Blue Card) at the Consulate, I had my interview on 19th November 2018 and I await the approval of my visa. Also, at the same time I'm looking to begin process of a family re-union visa for my wife and 1year old son, interviews have been booked for both in March 2019.

I believe there are Nigerians out there in Germany who have gone through this process in the past few years that can share their experience with us, which is always helpful. I have questions and well as I can answer questions of my journey to this stage, I have also been able to share and answer questions on other threads that can help.

So lets begin this journey by helping each other one question and answer at a time for the right information is power that will help us achieve our goals.

Thank you.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by temitayoolu(m): 4:37pm On Jan 03
I just got to Berlin on a work Visa so applying for my blue card soon. My wife has done her verification and hopefully she joins me soon.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sam8850: 4:45pm On Jan 03
Thats great news! Its been 6weeks since my interview but no word from embassy yet, how long did you wait before you got your visa from Lagos embassy?

temitayoolu:
I just got to Berlin on a work Visa so applying for my blue card soon. My wife has done her verification and hopefully she joins me soon.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Godson1988(m): 4:56pm On Jan 03
@temitayoolu, how did you go about the work visa, am much interested.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sam8850: 5:27pm On Jan 03
There are a lot of start up technology companies in Berlin that are looking to employ foreign talents. If you have the skills you can start searching and applying for jobs online, like I got mine on Xing.com but there are job portals like berlinstartupjobs.com and you can search on Google for jobs in Berlin.

It is important not to give up when you get rejection mails from one or two companies these things happen but keep on applying as there are so many other companies that will like your profile.

Check out companies like AUTO-1, Project A, N26, Smava GmbH etc... They are always recruiting.

Godson1988:
@temitayoolu, how did you go about the work visa, am much interested.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by go4value(m): 5:29pm On Jan 03
What are the requirements for a work visa
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sam8850: 6:37pm On Jan 03
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
Biographically old documents (older than 5 years) to verify identity (such as library card, baptism certificate, vaccination card etc.)
Work Contract with the German company/ organisation, including information on salary, specific duties, work conditions and time frame of the contract
Possibly: consent of the German Federal Employment Agency (may be obtained beforehand)
Prepaid courier envelope by any major courier service.

Also note that you can go for Blue Card which is an option only if your job offer meets the salary benchmark of 52k euros above. The required documents for the Blue Card is different, fund below;

Passport
2 completely filled application forms
2 completely filled declarations in accordance with Section 54 of the Residence Act
2 biometric passport pictures
Curriculum vitae of professional career, including all certificates, diplomas, etc.
German university degree or recognised foreign degree comparable to a German degree
Working contract or binding job offer with details of gross annual salary.
Pre-paid courier envelope from a major courier service.


go4value:
What are the requirements for a work visa
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by keleto: 11:36pm On Jan 03
Sam8850:
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
Biographically old documents (older than 5 years) to verify identity (such as library card, baptism certificate, vaccination card etc.)
Work Contract with the German company/ organisation, including information on salary, specific duties, work conditions and time frame of the contract
Possibly: consent of the German Federal Employment Agency (may be obtained beforehand)
Prepaid courier envelope by any major courier service.

Also note that you can go for Blue Card which is an option only if your job offer meets the salary benchmark of 52k euros above. The required documents for the Blue Card is different, fund below;

Passport
2 completely filled application forms
2 completely filled declarations in accordance with Section 54 of the Residence Act
2 biometric passport pictures
Curriculum vitae of professional career, including all certificates, diplomas, etc.
German university degree or recognised foreign degree comparable to a German degree
Working contract or binding job offer with details of gross annual salary.
Pre-paid courier envelope from a major courier service.




Thanks. You did not mention if proficiency in german is required
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sam8850: 12:03am On Jan 04
Proficiency in German isn't required but rather it's a bonus to have.

keleto:



Thanks. You did not mention if proficiency in german is required
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by temitayoolu(m): 4:42am On Jan 04
Sam8850 hit the nail on the head for this one.


Sam8850:
There are a lot of start up technology companies in Berlin that are looking to employ foreign talents. If you have the skills you can start searching and applying for jobs online, like I got mine on Xing.com but there are job portals like berlinstartupjobs.com and you can search on Google for jobs in Berlin.

It is important not to give up when you get rejection mails from one or two companies these things happen but keep on applying as there are so many other companies that will like your profile.

Check out companies like AUTO-1, Project A, N26, Smava GmbH etc... They are always recruiting.

Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by temitayoolu(m): 4:44am On Jan 04
Took a week and four days. I had my pre approval from the german employment agency
Sam8850:
Thats great news! Its been 6weeks since my interview but no word from embassy yet, how long did you wait before you got your visa from Lagos embassy?

Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sam8850: 10:29am On Jan 04
Wow! Funny thing is I also got a pre-approval from Alien Office in Berlin since September but didn't go for interview until November.

temitayoolu:
Took a week and four days. I had my pre approval from the german employment agency
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by temitayoolu(m): 11:23am On Jan 04
Maybe the holidays I guess.

had my interview in Dec and was lucky.

Sam8850:
Wow! Funny thing is I also got a pre-approval from Alien Office in Berlin since September but didn't go for interview until November.

Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sam8850: 2:57pm On Jan 04
I called the Embassy and they said I'll get it by next week.

Very optimistic, I'm supposed to resume work next Monday.

temitayoolu:
Maybe the holidays I guess.

had my interview in Dec and was lucky.

Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by lordally(m): 6:59pm On Jan 04
Sam8850:
There are a lot of start up technology companies in Berlin that are looking to employ foreign talents. If you have the skills you can start searching and applying for jobs online, like I got mine on Xing.com but there are job portals like berlinstartupjobs.com and you can search on Google for jobs in Berlin.

It is important not to give up when you get rejection mails from one or two companies these things happen but keep on applying as there are so many other companies that will like your profile.

Check out companies like AUTO-1, Project A, N26, Smava GmbH etc... They are always recruiting.


Please are you into ICT like are you into Software Development
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sam8850: 9:17pm On Jan 04
Yes, I'm a BI Developer and Data Scientist.

lordally:


Please are you into ICT like are you into Software Development
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by lordally(m): 9:23pm On Jan 04
Sam8850:
Yes, I'm a BI Developer and Data Scientist.


That's amazing bro!! please what is *BI?? and also how many years experience dp you have?
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by lordally(m): 9:24pm On Jan 04
Sam8850:
Yes, I'm a BI Developer and Data Scientist.


That's amazing bro!! please what is *BI?? and also how many years experience do you have?
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sam8850: 9:45pm On Jan 04
BI - Business Intelligence with 3years experience.

lordally:


That's amazing bro!! please what is *BI?? and also how many years experience do you have?
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by lordally(m): 9:47pm On Jan 04
Sam8850:
BI - Business Intelligence with 3years experience.

That's Great!!! please did you learn it here in Nigeria??
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by tessytessy(f): 11:14pm On Jan 04
I am presently in Germany. Great place.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by 9JAFULLBREED(m): 11:31pm On Jan 04
tessytessy:
I am presently in Germany. Great place.

Ok
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Triumphantglory: 12:51am On Jan 05
I am applying for family reunion visa. Had my interview in October and I guess verification is complete even though I didn't get an email on that. My spouse has a blue card and has been invited to the foreign office for an interview next week. God's willing we'll get a favourable response this month.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sam8850: 1:21am On Jan 05
Yes, right here in Nigeria.

lordally:

That's Great!!! please did you learn it here in Nigeria??
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by lordally(m): 1:34am On Jan 05
Sam8850:
Yes, right here in Nigeria.
Please where did you learn the course
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sam8850: 1:37am On Jan 05
Great news and we wish you good luck.

I have a number of questions I'd like to ask regarding the application process.

1. Did the Verification Officer visit the entire family members you listed on the forms?
2. Did you do any document verification?
3. Since your spouse has a blue card you are not required to show proof of language, was this asked for?

Thanks.

Triumphantglory:
I am applying for family reunion visa. Had my interview in October and I guess verification is complete even though I didn't get an email on that. My spouse has a blue card and has been invited to the foreign office for an interview next week. God's willing we'll get a favourable response this month.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sam8850: 1:39am On Jan 05
Mostly self-thought, online courses (Udemy, Codecademy, edx), most importantly on the job experience.

lordally:


Please where did you learn the course
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by lordally(m): 1:45am On Jan 05
Sam8850:
Mostly self-thought, online courses (Udemy, Codecademy, edx), most importantly on the job experience.


Thanks a lot baba!!! lets say I do these online courses ...will I be able to get a job in Nigeria
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sam8850: 2:24am On Jan 05
I guess I didn't mention this before, your first degree is very key, and yes, you will be able to get jobs here in Nigeria.

Learning online is also more about improving your existing skills or learning a new skill to get you an edge in that field or at least be a decent candidate.

lordally:


Thanks a lot baba!!! lets say I do these online courses ...will I be able to get a job in Nigeria

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