Working Visa

- All documents required

All documents required

to apply for Working visa

Visa and passport

You can apply Working visa (National Visa) with the following documents.

It can take couple of months to get your visa if you apply at german embassy in your country.
Please prepare as soon as possible.

please check with the German embassy in your country as additional documents may be required.

  1. Valid Passport and 2 copies (The passport must not be older than 10 years and must still be valid for at least 1 year)
  2. 2 photos for passport size
  3. Declaration Form
  4. Application form for national visa
  5. Employment contract with German company.(Original and 2 copies)
  6. Permit from the German Labor Office (Original and 2 copies)
  7. University graduation certificate (Original and 2 copies in English or German)
  8. Visa issued fee : around 75€
  9. The rent contract if you have already lived in Germany.(Original)
  10. Health insurance in Germany



You may need additional following documents :

  1. EC Blue card
  2. ICT card



If you are scientists or researchers, you may need additional documents :

  1. An invitation letter from organization or university
  2. A proof of sufficient funds during your stay in Germany (Original and 2 copies)
    One of the following:

    - Scholarship certificate

    - Certificate of bank balance of the account in the name of you with the required amount

    - Certificate that your family promises financial assistance while you stay in Germany

    - Proof of opening a closed account (Sperrkonto / blocked account) with a deposit of at least 853 per month for the entire stay. (Example: In the case of one year, 10,236 euros must be paid)

    * Please check German embassy in your country since they may not accept all.
  3. Curriculum vitae of professional career, including certificates, diplomas, etc.
  4. Hosting Agreement/Contract from a German university or public research institute

    - Complete legal name and address of the research organization

    - Details of the researcher’s activity

    - Details of the subsequent legal relationship (weekly working hours / payment / duration of the research

    - The researcher is obliged to implement research work

    - The research organization is hereby obliged to admit the researcher for the purposes of research.

Where you can apply

Tips to get visa ealier

Unfortunately if you apply for a visa for long stay at german embassy in your country,
It takes several months for your visa to be issued.
It is really stressful to wait and not very sure if you can enter or not.

TIPS

If you are very sure you can have working contract in Germany, We highly recommend to apply for 'Shengen Visa' first.
You can change your visa to long term working visa in Germany.

Also, if you are from Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea or the United States you can enter Germany without a visa and stay up to 90 days.

Thus we highly recommend to enter Germany with or without schengen visa first if you do not want to wait for long time.
Please note: you can not have working contract officialy during you stay with a schengen visa or without visa.

All documents required to apply for a schengen visa

Basically, you can apply a Schengen visa with the following documents.
If you have enough time and prefer applying long term visa before entering in Germany, please check below: All documents required for a national visa for PhD student.

please check with the German embassy in your country as additional documents may be required.

  1. 2 photos for passport size
  2. Copy of your valid passport (The passport must not be older than 10 years and must still be valid for at least 1 year)
  3. Declaration Form
  4. Application form for schengen visa
  5. Employment contract with German company.(Original and 2 copies)
  6. A proof of sufficient funds during your stay in Germany (Original and 2 copies)
    One of the following:

    - Certificate of bank balance of the account in the name of you with the required amount

    - Certificate that your family promises financial assistance while you stay in Germany

    - Proof of opening a closed account (Sperrkonto / blocked account) with a deposit of at least 853 per month for the entire stay. (Example: In the case of one year, 10,236 euros must be paid)

    * Please check German embassy in your country since they may not accept all.
  7. Visa issued fee : around 75€
  8. Health insurance certificate during your stay in Germany

Perfect Insurance
for Visa application

happy family at the park If you apply a long term visa first...

If you apply long term working visa (over 90 days), you must apply for public health insurance.
German law states all citizen must be insured by health insurance.

However if you apply for the public health insurance, the coverage starts the day your work begins on your contract.
It means you are not be insured by any health insurance until your work begins.

It is a violation of the law and, you can be forced expulsion in the worst case.
Hence, you have to apply for private health insurance additionaly till your public health insurance coverage starts.

If you apply for the public health insurance through us, an insurance agency with an agreement with Easy to Germany will be your guarantor officially. If you have a guarantor in Germany, you are exempt from obligation to join insurance for an interval till the coverage period of public health insurance begins.

And we have special packages with better coverage and a cash-back bonus.

If you apply for schengen visa first...

If you want to apply for a schengen visa first and then change to long term visa in germany, you still need a health insurance for your visa application.

Easy to Germany recommends cheap private health insurance for your visa application.