German Work Visa
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If you require a Germany work visa, you should first seek an expert opinion from the world’s leading authority on immigration. Global Visas has offices with immigration experts all over the world, and each year we provide advice to four million visa applicants.
The free assessment is the easiest way to contact Global Visas. It allows you to enter all your details to help us find all the German visas that suit your needs. Applying for German visas can be a complicated process, so contact one of the German immigration experts at Global Visas to find out how to make your application faster and easier.
There are several different categories of working visa for Germany, each tailored to specific needs.
General Employment work permit Germany
This is the standard German work visa, allowing you to live and work in Germany for the duration of your employment contract. Qualifying depends on you receiving an offer of employment from a German business. You will also need to meet skills requirements, so take the free assessment to find out if you have the qualifications to be eligible for a General Employment work permit in Germany.
Specialist Professional German work permit
This category of working visa for Germany is designed for skilled professionals, including graduates with special training, successful university teachers and experienced managers with high earning potential. Take the free assessment to find out if qualify as a highly skilled worker.
Self-Employed Germany work permit
If you plan to start your own business in Germany, you can apply for this category of German work permit. Qualifying can be difficult, as you will need to provide business plans and show evidence you have the skills and experience to be successful. The Global Visas “free assessment” tool aims to make this process simpler and easier, so take the test to start applying now.
German work visa for EU Nationals
Citizens of most European Union countries are not required to apply for a German work visa, however there are a few exceptions. Citizens of new member countries (Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic) will still require a German work permit if they wish to work in Germany.
“Van Der Elst” Germany work permit
This category of work permit for Germany is a form of German business visa for companies to move staff members to Germany for work purposes (much like the UK’s intra-company transfer). Applying involves a range of supporting documents, including a letter from your employer. Click on the free assessment to get started now.
German Business Visa
The category of Germany business visa is referred to as the “Self-Employed” visa (see above), which covers any business activities in Germany outside traditional employment. Everything you need to know about a business visa for Germany is located under the “Self-Employed Germany work permit” heading.
Au Pair work visa Germany
There is a special category of Germany work permit, designed specifically for au pairs (live-in nannies). It allows the applicant to live in Germany for 12 months, provided they have secured a job working as an au-pair and have good German language skills.
If you are interested in applying for a student visa please visit our student visa Germany page.