We have already talked a lot about how to become a student in one of the German-speaking countries. Today our topic will be getting a work visa.
To begin with, it is impossible to work in Germany without a work visa. Illegals are not hired for work, because the risk of being caught and paying huge fines is great, and there is enough of their own staff. That and stay in the country for more than 19 days, no one will allow you. In general, if you want to be employed in Germany, then you will need to get a work visa.
A work permit is issued for a specific location. The reason for obtaining a visa is the existence of a signed employment contract, the visa is issued only for the period of its validity.
It is necessary to pay attention to the fact that this is not about any work, Germany is ready to accept only high-salary specialists who are not in the EU, the Single Economic Space or in Switzerland.
How to get a visa to Germany
Find a job and write off with the employer;
Pass the interview and are approved for the position;
The employer prepares documents for you through the Federal Employment Agency;
The agency makes a decision and gives a positive / negative answer;
In the event of a positive response, you can file a diplomatic mission of Germany with a standard package of documents (photographs, visa application forms, copies of documents confirming the qualifications …).
Types of visas to Germany
There are such types of work visas:
To obtain such a visa you need to have a higher education recognized in Germany. The signed labor contract, which states that your salary will be no less than 52 thousand euros per year or 40 thousand for especially valuable personnel (engineers, doctors, IT-specialists …).
Visa for highly qualified specialists
It is issued to foreigners with unique skills and specialized training, who are offered a job with a salary of 86.4 thousand euros per year or more.
Each year the government determines the list and quota of professions for which there is likely to be a shortage in Germany and the economy will need them. This quota is filled by foreign specialists. For this, it is not necessary to have a higher education.
Students are extended a student visa for six months after successfully graduating from the university to find work. Find a job and get permission in this case is much easier. Getting a work visa from scratch is not so easy. Even if you meet all the requirements, the employer may not want to take you through the bureaucratic thicket for obtaining a work permit. Plus, for many professions (doctors, engineers, lawyers …) there are rules. For some, you need to pass individual exams, for some you never take foreigners at all. We outlined the process in general terms, for each particular case, there are details