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How To Apply For Germany Job Seeker Visa From India

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it difficult to get a job seeker visa from India?

Gaining a Job Seeker Visa in Germany is not that difficult. If you have the eligibility and the documentation in place, under the right guidance results in increased chances of visa acceptance.

Cost of German job seeker visa?

The Job Seeker Visa fee for Germany is 75 euros, as it is taken into consideration as being a long-term visa. However, it is important to note that the visa application fee is non-refundable, if in case you are not accepted for or granted the visa.

How much Proof of funds is required for Germany Job Seeker Visa?

German embassies in general would ask you for Proof of funds for survival in the country during your time of job search as you are not permitted to be employed. Hence to ensure that the person is not stable enough to support his living in Germany, the country asks for proof of 4,320 Euros from the Job Seeker Visa applicants for their duration of 6 months of survival.

Can I renew my German Job Seeker Visa validity after 6 months?

No, a Job seeker visa in Germany cannot be extended. If you are not able to find employment in the 6 months then you would have to return back to your home country.

How long does the process for a German Job Seeker Visa take?

The visa process for Germany Job Seeker Visa takes between 8 to 12 weeks for your application to be submitted, verified, to acceptance of Visa. Having all the documents aligned and submitted and ensuring timely adherence to the requisites would ensure your flight in less the 4 months.

What is the difference between a work permit and a Blue card in Germany?

While a residence or work permit allows the person to work and stay in the country (Germany) for a duration of more than 90 days, Blue Card is issued only to people who meet the specific set of criteria. Blue Card is as well a residence or work permit but only issued for a specific set of criteria.

How to search for jobs in Germany?

Finding a job in Germany is not difficult. You have various options to find a good job in the country through, Job exchange of the German Federal Employment Agency, job sites like Indeed, Jobvector, etc, LinkedIn, and many more.

Is Germany an affordable country for Indian immigrants?

Germany and Canada have become the favorite and preferred destinations for immigrants not only from India but all around the world. Germany offers you a pleasant atmosphere and affordable living which have attracted not just the working class but students as well to come study, work and settle down in the country.

Can I take my dependents or family to Germany while being on a Job seeker visa?

No, you cannot take your family or dependents along while being on a job seeker visa in Germany. However, you can once you have a work permit visa and fly your family over.

Does Germany offer free Healthcare?

Germany offers a free medical facility (healthcare) to all its legal residents and citizens, which is funded by social security contributions. However, the person must have insurance (state or private) that covers hospital and OP medical treatment and pregnancy.
Aparrna Ganesh

Aparrna Ganesh

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