As a rule, you should have a command of the German language at least at level A2. Any higher language level is of course an advantage.

It is best if you take German courses at a Goethe Institute right from the start.Inquire at the local Goethe Institutes in your home country about courses and exam dates for obtaining the language certificates. Only language certificates that are based on a certified, standardised language examination, e.g. from the Goethe Institutes, are recognised. Certificates from local language schools are not accepted.

No, but a good command of English is required.

Yes, if you have the appropriate qualifications and other requirements. In addition, the list of countries will gradually be expanded to include other third countries.

If you already have an employment contract from a German company or a binding job offer, then submit an application for a “visa to work” at the German diplomatic mission in your home country. If you are looking for a job in Germany after your arrival, you will need to apply for a “job search visa”. The “Opportunity Card” will be introduced from 1 June 2024 and will be valid for 12 months. Keep in mind that you must have sufficient funds for the duration of your job search and the validity of your visa. Until the introduction of the opportunity card, a “job search visa” is currently valid for 6 months.

At the Foreigners’ Registration Office responsible for your place of residence. (www.bamf.de)

Yes, with the new “Opportunity Card” from 1 June 2024, employment of up to 20 hours per week is permitted while looking for a job, as well as trial employment with a future employer for up to 2 weeks. Once you have found a job, you can get the appropriate residence permit to work and receive an extension of the opportunity card for up to 2 more years.

Yes, you have to wait 1 year after leaving Germany and then you can apply for a visa again.

This is a residence permit issued by a Member State of the European Community for the  purpose of taking up employment in the Member State concerned for third-country nationals. It is primarily intended for highly qualified third-country nationals to enable them to stay in the EU. The  “EU Blue Card  Germany” must be applied for at the responsible Foreigners’ Registration Office in Germany before the entry visa expires. You can find more information in the “EU Blue Card” section.

The evaluation of the certificate is not necessary in the case of a non-regulated profession if the foreign university and the degree are listed in the database www.anabin.de and evaluated accordingly. Where do I apply for the certificate evaluation: At the Centre for German Education – ZAB. The procedure is particularly suitable for professionals with a university degree in non-regulated professions. This certificate evaluation does not replace the recognition procedure required for regulated professions. Please go to our “Certificate Evaluation” section. There you will find more important information and the corresponding link in your native language.

New from 1 March 2024: Even without their degree being formally recognised in Germany, foreign skilled workers will be allowed to work in non-regulated professions in Germany in the future. This means significant simplifications and thus shorter procedures. However, a salary threshold must be met or there must be a collective bargaining agreement. (This is to prevent qualified professionals from working in the low-wage sector). Prerequisites are at least 2 years of  professional experience and a professional qualification recognized in the country of origin with at least 2 years of training. As an alternative to a state-recognised professional qualification, a degree from a German Chamber of Commerce Abroad is sufficient under certain conditions.

Yes, new from 1 March 2024: Training and employment no longer have to be related: skilled workers with a qualified vocational qualification or university degree recognised in Germany are now allowed to pursue any qualified employment in the non-regulated sector. The restriction to the profession of one’s own qualification is no longer applicable.

Yes it is. You only pay a minimal subscription fee if you want to be “visible” to German companies. The subscription fee is 12  euros for 12 months. This is an introductory price until the end of 2023.

No, they are only intended as an internal benchmark (guidance) so that you can better classify yourself.

No, but it will increase your chances of getting a job offer.

Only in English – if you already have enough knowledge of German, then gladly in German.

In writing to:    contact@i-eurojobs.com

Yes, this will be offered to you in writing under our “Services” upon request.    inquiry@i-eurojobs.com

No definitely not, we manage a communication platform between job seekers from third countries and German employers.