Employment Visa (Recognition of Foreign Professional Qualifications)


Before filling out the application form and booking an appointment, please prepare 2 identical sets of the following documentation for your visa:

  • Valid passport (issued within the last 10 years and valid for at least another year as of date of visa application; passports with observations regarding the front data page cannot be accepted) with at least two empty pages
  • Application form (2 copies)
  • Declaration for Additional contact and legal representation information (2 copies)
  • Copy of your passport’s data page (A4 size copy) (2 copies)
  • Annexure for employment visa (2 copies)
  • “Declaration regarding a contract of employment” (Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis) along with the Appendix A (Zusatzblatt A); has to be filled and signed by the future employer. Original along with 2 copies need to be submitted.
  • Proof of foreign vocational training
  • Deficit notification (Defizitbescheid) / partial recognition notification (Teil-Anerkennungbescheid) from the body responsible for the recognition of vocational training, this body can be found at www.anerkennung-in-deutschland.de
  • Registration for a language course if the acquisition of language skills is not part of the qualification measure
  • If the recognition measure is a theoretical qualification measure:

    - Confirmation of your participation and description of the qualification measure by the institution responsible for the qualification measure
    - Proof of self-financing
    The following options exist:
  • - Payment of a security deposit to a blocked account in Germany.
    - Submission of a declaration of commitment in accordance with §§ 66-68 of the Residence Act, which has been submitted to a German foreigners authority (“Verpflichtungserklärung”). The declaration of commitment must contain the note “creditworthiness proven” and the indication of the purpose of the stay.
  • If the recognition measure takes place as an in-company qualification measure:
    - Binding confirmation by the company that the training measure can be completed in the company
    - training plan that indicates who is responsible for your training and how the deficits identified in the deficit notification are to be compensated
    - Details of the planned remuneration
  • Proof of previous professional activity, e.g. employer certificates, references, proof of former employment subject to social insurance contributions
  • Recognized proof of knowledge of the German language

    (usually at least level A2, for nursing professions level B1)


    Registration for a language course if the acquisition of language skills is not part of the qualification measure
  • If applicable – Approval by the Federal Employment Agency (ZAV-Vorabzustimmung)
  • 3 passport pictures according to biometric specifications, not older than 6 months
  • Visa fee of 75 € payable in INR only (pls. check our website for payment options and applicable exchange rate)
  • Certificate about compulsory health insurance (Gesetzliche Kranenversicherung) from German employer valid from date of employment.
    Please note: If not already included in the compulsory health insurance a separate travel health insurance has to be presented for the time frame from arrival in Germany until beginning of employment (see below)

- For any clarification or query regarding Recognition of your qualifications you can contact https://prorecognition.in/ (Email: recognition@indo-german.com)

- Please prepare two identical application sets with the above-mentioned documents and bring your original certificates as well as your original employment contract along. Please DO NOT staple any documents.

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