Congratulations! With a vocational training completed in Germany, you have a good chance of working and living in Germany
Tip: Start your job search now and find a suitable job offer on the "Make it in Germany" job listings.
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, as soon as you have received a binding job offer for an employment corresponding to your training.
If you have not yet found a job, you may also enter Germany to look for employment. For more information visit the Visa for jobseekers section.
- At a glance: Work visa for qualified professionals (PDF)
- At a glance: Visa for jobseekers (PDF)
- Checklist for qualified professionals (PDF)
You are soon to complete your vocational training in Germany and would subsequently like to work there?
As soon as you have completed your vocational training in Germany, you may choose an occupation matching the profession you have learned. If you are able to present a binding job offer, you may apply for a residence permit for the purpose of qualified employment. Find out about the requirements for such residence permit in the Work visa for qualified professionals section.
After successfully completing your vocational training, you may stay in Germany for twelve months to find suitable employment. Find out which requirements you must meet and what further options you have after completing your training, in the Prospects after your vocational training section.
Do you require individual consultation?
There are various ways to contact us:
- via E-Mail
- by telephone through our “Hotline Working and Living in Germany“ (German, English)
- or contact the Virtual Welcome Center via chat.
Information: Special regulations apply to citizens of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia regarding the access to the German labour market.