Employment for qualified professionals (academic / non-academic) incl. EU Blue Card

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As of March 2020 qualified professionals with a recognized foreign academic degree or a recognized foreign vocational training and a concrete job offer can apply for a visa. Please note that you are only considered as a qualified professional if your foreign university degree or foreign vocational training is recognized or equivalent to a German degree.

More information regarding the recognition procedure can be found at:

Anerkennung in Deutschland

Make it in Germany

Application procedure

All applicants are advised to take an online appointment prior to applying for their visa.

Personal appearance at the German Embassy is mandatory.

Please prepare one application set with the documents listed (incl. one copy of all documents) and bring your original documents with you. Please do not staple anything and please do not use paper clips, as your application will be scanned immediately after submission.

Please bring the following documents:

  • Valid passport issued within the last 10 years and valid for at least another year as of date of visa application) with at least two empty pages
  • 1 recent biometrical passport photo (not older than six months)
  • 1 application form (please use VIDEX)
  • Declaration on True and Complete Information
  • Copy of all pages of your passport (A4 size copy)
  • Citizenship certificate
  • Motivation letter explaining the exact purpose and duration of stay
  • Bio Data Sheet (CV)
  • Anabin listing (degree + university) or “Gleichwertigkeitsbescheid”
  • Employment contract with a company in Germany (bearing the signatures)
  • Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis
  • Deputation order from Nepalese employer – if applicable
  • Proof of qualification and experience certificates for future employment in Germany
  • If applicable – pre-approval by the Federal Employment Agency

  • Certificate about compulsory health insurance (Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung) from German employer valid from date of employment.

  • Visa Fee of Euro 75,00 (equivalent in NPR)

All documents have to be provided in German or English language or together with a certified translation.

In case of visa approval you will be requested to present a travel health insurance and a flight booking (please refer to the website regarding travel health insurances accepted).
Submission of incomplete documentation may result in the rejection of your application. The guidelines are subject to change without prior notice.

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