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Your chances:

Congratulations! With a vocational training completed in Germany and a binding job offer, you have a good chance of working and living in Germany.


Have you left Germany after completing your vocational training and are now living abroad?

In such case, you may apply for a work visa for qualified professionals at the responsible German embassy in your country. 

The following information might help you with your visa application:

Tip: In order to shorten your immigration process, your future employer may pay to launch an fast-track procedure for skilled workers. You may want to inform him or her about the possibility.


You have completed your vocational training and now live in Germany?

If your new job starts directly after completion of your vocational training in Germany, you may apply for a change of residence permit at your local foreigners authority. Find out about the requirements for a residence permit for the purpose of qualified employment in the work visa for qualified professionals section. 


Do you require individual consultation? 

There are various ways to contact us:

Information:Special regulations apply to citizens of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia regarding the access to the German labour market. 

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