You can apply for a residence permit if you are a "skilled worker" who wants to find a qualified job in Germany. Skilled workers are professionals with a qualified vocational training or an academic degree recognised in Germany. The term "qualified job "refers to the occupations for which one requires qualified vocational training or a university degree. Check out our chapters „Dual Vocational Training“ and „School-based Vocational Training” for more information.
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.