Checklist for a German national visa - ICT Card / Seconded Staff

  • valid passport (issued within the last 10 years and with at least 2 empty pages for visa)
  • application form, completed online with VIDEX, printed out twice and both forms duly signed by you
  • 3 current, identical passport photos according to biometric specifications (current = not older than 6 months)
  • Declaration for additional contact and legal representation information, completed and signed twice by you
  • 2 copies of your passport’s data page (A4 size copies)
  • Annexure for employment visa – two completed copies
  • Deputation letter from the Indian branch of your company
  • Confirmation letter from the German branch of your company
  • Declaration regarding a contract of employment (“Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis”) has to be filled and signed by the future employer. Original along with 2 copies need to be submitted.
  • Additional form B to the ”Declaration regarding a contract of employment“ (Zusatzblatt B) to be completed and signed by the German branch of the company
  • For ICT cards: copies of relevant academic or vocational qualifications
  • If applicable: 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).
  • CV and job description (one page only)
  • Certificate about health insurance (Gesetzliche oder private Krankenversicherung) through your 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 from arrival in Germany until beginning of employment. More information on travel health insurance can be found here
  • Visa fee

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