Visa for Jobseekers

Can I come to Germany and search for a job?

Many companies in Germany are looking for skilled workers. With a sought-after professional qualification, you can come to Germany to work and live here. But finding a job from abroad is often a challenge. That is why according to section 20 of the Residence Act, you can obtain a visa or a residence permit for job hunting in Germany. This way, you can enter Germany legally and then look for a suitable job on site.

What do I need to know?

Can I obtain a visa for job hunting?

Where can I apply for the visa?

What documents do I need for a visa/residence permit?

What happens after entering the country?

What happens if I cannot find a job?


You can learn more about employment in Germany in our chapter “Job Hunting & Application”.