Preliminary approval of the visa
German: Vorabzustimmung zum Visum
A pre-approval for the visa will be issued after successful completion of the expedited procedure for qualified professionals. With this pre-approval, the international professional receives an appointment for the visa application at the responsible German mission abroad (embassy or consulate) more quickly, as well as a decision on the application within a fixed period (usually three weeks).
Preliminary approval of the visa is usually valid for three months from the date of issue.