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Checklist for a German national visa - Employment: (ICT-Card)

31.08.2022 - Article

Please find detailed information regarding ICT-Card here:
https://www.bamf.de/SharedDocs/Anlagen/EN/MigrationAufenthalt/ICTKarte/flyer-ict-card.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=7

Please find detailed information regarding Personalaustausch in German here:
https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/datei/dok_ba015253.pdf

Before filling out the application form and booking an appointment please prepare two identical sets of the following documentation for your visa and bring your original certificates along. Please DO NOT staple any documents:

2 COPIES OF EACH ITEM

  • 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 & declaration (in accordance with Section 54 of the Residence Act) duly signed
  • Declaration for Additional contact and legal representation information
  • 3 passport pictures according to biometric specifications, not older than 6 months
  • Copy of your passport’s data page (A4 size copy)
  • Annexure for employment visa (2 copies)
  • Deputation letter from the Indian branch of your company
  • Confirmation letter from the German branch of your company
  • CV and job description (one page only)
  • Proof of qualification and experience certificates for future employment in Germany
  • “Declaration regarding a contract of employment” (Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis); has to be filled and signed by the German branch of your Company.
    Original along with 2 copies needs to be submitted.
  • Additional form B to the declaration regarding a contract of employment“ (Zusatzblatt B) has to be filled and signed by the German branch of your Company.
    Original along with 2 copies needs to be submitted.
  • Pre-approval by the Federal Employment Agency
    (Pre-approval by the Federal Employment Agency is not mandatory. It can however shorten the time to process your application significantly)

ONE of the following documents:

  • Proof of a private German health insurance which fulfills the below mentioned requirements and starts at your tentative travel date

Or

  • Proof of a public German health insurance, which consists of a letter from your German healthcare provider, as well as a travel health insurance for the first three weeks.

Or

  • Proof of a private foreign (including Indian) health insurance including the policy you choose which fulfills the below mentioned requirements and starts at your tentative travel date

When does a health insurance meet the requirement of being equivalent to a German public health     insurance?

  • No limit to the reimbursement in case of sickness
  • If the insured person becomes sick, no deductible higher than 300 € per year can be demanded
  • Preexisting conditions must be included
  • No clause for termination regarding the insured person reaching a certain age, change of residence permit or loss of residence permit
  • The Insurance cover cannot have any time limit (or needs to be automatically renewed)

Please note that the German Missions reserve the right to ask for additional documents or the verification of certificates, for which additional fees would be charged.

Submission of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted.



Additional information:
For ICT-Card only:
Before you can apply for ICT-Card, you must have been employed by the company for six months at least.
Your spouse / child is most likely exempt from the German A1 requirement.


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