If you have not read First job seeker visa post.. you should do it first…
Job Seeker Visa – Why and when?
In this post, I will discuss required documents and some things that you need to remember while applying for jobseeker visa. I and some of my friends have used checklist given officially and collected all the documents.
Process for any national visa (including jobseeker)
Steps for applications are properly mentioned on the official website, so there is no need to discuss them here.
I will directly go to the checklist and required documents for jobseeker visa.
Job Seeker visa German embassy, India checklist
- They (German Embassy/Consulate officers) are strict regarding passports.
Once my Schengen visa application was not accepted. My passport was meeting all the criteria required, but passport photograph was 7 years old so it did not match the recent photographs that I gave along with the application.
- Look at your return date and passport expiry date. Passport should have minimum 12 months validity after you return.
- If you have been to other countries before, copies of visa and all data pages are required to be submitted along with passport copy.
- I will write another post for all points that create confusion in the application form. Just wait for it. Although mostly, it’s easy and simply understandable.
- I am attaching one format of a letter so that you can have an idea about what to write in it.
Job seeker cover letter format
Go to ‘suchen’. And search your university. And take a printed proof that it’s H+
If it’s not H+, as long as I know, you cannot apply for jobseeker visa. Please contact the regarding authority in Germany. Email them and get info for further process. Most of the Indian govt colleges are H+. About others, I don’t know, you should check it.
- You can make your own cv. Make it simple.
You can use help of this… (Do not attach any documents in cv.)
For visa application CV can be submitted in English or German Language.
- You need to attach all documents after cv.
– 10th Marksheet
– 12th Marksheet
– MBBS Marksheets
– Degree Certificate
– State/MCI Registration (MCI is better because easier to verify)
– Job experience certificates, joining letter
– If you are still working, you may need to present No Objection Certificate from your employer
- If you have a friend or relative in Germany, this is the best option. You can ask for this. It will say that he will allow you to stay with them. There is no proof of relation needed to prove. But keep a copy of their Aufenthaltstitel or some German identity with you, you can submit it only if required.
Change details, as required; I am attaching a copy of this obligation letter.
Formal obligation letter for stay
- If it’s not possible to take a letter from a friend, you can book your stay on booking.com
Book for 10 days of stay in any city and hotel/hostel of your desire. And take the one which allows free cancellation. And check that how many days before arrival, you can cancel it. (You don’t have to pay at the time of booking.)
Although it’s obvious, your booking should be at a reasonable price hotel, so that your bank account can show that you can spend that much for stay of 10 days!!
(After visa arrives you can cancel it, and find a Wohnung/Zimmer on www.wg-gesucht.de.. According to your requirements in your desired city.)
- Some consulate may ask for whole 6 months residence proof, and will not try to accept 10 days stay proof…
You can simply tell them that
– I know language properly, so I can search a Zimmer within 10 days in Germany.
– If I will book directly from here and visa will not be accepted, I will not receive deposit money back due to an agreement with the landlord.
– My blocked account ensures my living expenses.
– Booking a room from India will be expensive and in Germany I can find a room according to my requirements.
– Booking a hotel room for 6 months is very costly. That’s not thoughtful.
If you don’t win the argument, well you may need to find someone who can give you an invitation letter for the stay or you may need to find a place on wg-gesucht.
- Some say blocked account necessary, some say for jobseeker visa, it’s not necessary.
I would say open one Deutsche Bank account in Indian branch. And one blocked account (4020 euros) in German DB branch.
Don’t transfer the money from DB Indian account to German blocked account before you apply. (keep minimum around 3.5 lakh) If they ask for the transfer requirement, then do it; and send a receipt and transfer confirmation documents to them via email.
Using other than DB creates problems of verification for them, and it may delay your visa approval. Opening these two accounts is highly recommended to ease the procedure for you and them.
- If your father/any sponsor is paying your finances. One option is to transfer money to your DB account.
If that’s not possible, contact Embassy/Consulate for required documents. Mostly his salary proof and an obligation letter from him may be required.
- One of them is required, not both.
- All the proof should have the same name as your passport. Especially Birth Certificate.
You correct them with proper proofs. I corrected my birth certificate within only 4 hours from its origin.
- If you don’t have any birth certificate, I don’t know the required process, you can contact Embassy or your nearest place where birth certificates are issued.
Read step 2 on this link
- As per rule job seeker visa (or any national visa) should be applied from the consulate or embassy, according to your last 6 months residence. If you fall under different consulates or embassy on your passport permanent residence and current residence. You may need to prove your current residence in the area where you live.
German Missions in IndiaDifferent consulates and embassy have different rules for this. If you are applying at Delhi, a letter from your work employer or a letter from a language institute or any proof of your residence will serve the purpose.
- Other proofs will be asked by them afterwards when they will authenticate your documents, after acceptance of your application.
If you have (not necessary), keep copies of (do not submit these documents along with application of visa until asked)
– your PAN card, Driving licence, election identity card, identity card of your workplace
– Your parent’s Pan card, election identity card, their identity card of work, Adhar card or passport (containing birth date)
-Your siblings education proof and identity (the one with birth dates on it)
- Prepare three sets; they said only one, but they always ask for two sets at the time of submission. And one set for you, to remember which documents you have submitted.
- After your visa approval….
You can take insurance from any given approved companies covering your whole stay in Germany. (Counting from boarding date to return date in India.)
- I have booked Reliance General Insurance both time. I have never used this insurance in Germany, so can’t comment it further.
But it’s cheap, easier to book via internet and they give German sim card free. You can send your contact to friends and relatives from Indian airport. (Simcard will be given to you at Airport.)
Approved Travel Medical Insurance
(Please send me further information via comments or email if you can provide.)
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