Congratulations! With a vocational training completed and a binding job offer, you have a good chance of working and living in Germany.
In order to enter Germany, you may apply for a work visa for qualified professionals.
Important: When applying for a visa, you must provide proof of recognition of your foreign professional qualification by the relevant German authorities. This is a basic requirement for the issuance of this visa. You may want to inform yourself about the process and possibilities in the Recognition section.
The following information might help you with your visa application:
- At a glance: Work visa for qualified professionals (PDF)
- Checklist for qualified professionals (PDF)
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.
Information: Special regulations apply to citizens of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia regarding the access to the German labour market.