In order to enter Germany, third-country nationals must apply for different types of visas depending on the purpose of stay in the country. Generally, there are two main purposes to enter Germany. a VISA for employment purposes allows you to enter the German labour market. A VISA for studying purposes allows you to make use of the German education system.
Germany and the UK enjoy a cordial relationship, but this doesn't mean that they don't have rules that govern their citizens' interactions. A major distinction is that Germany does not require visas for British nationals, but the UK does. The visa restrictions were set to prevent fraud and system abuse.
Those partners or children (under eighteen) of EU/EEA nationals may apply for a family reunion visa, a German national long-stay visa. With the family reunion visa, you can move in with a relative who is a citizen of the EU or the European Economic Area and receive permanent residency and status there.
EU nationals are not required to have a visa or residence permit to work in Germany. However, citizens of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the Republic of Korea must apply for a work visa while in Germany. Citizens from other countries are required to apply for a visa at the German embassy or consulate.After your residence permit application has been approved by the foreign nationals’ registration office, the German Embassy in your country will issue you a residence permit in the form of a visa, which includes authorisation permitting you to work in Germany.
Applying for a VISA is the first step to enter Germany legally. Depending on your country of origin and your purpose of stay, there are various German VISA types you can apply for. It is important to enter the country with the correct VISA, and purpose of stay, in order to apply for a residence permit once you arrive. It is equally important to make sure you have health insurance in Germany, and understand which insurance is best for you.
If you attended a higher education institute or received qualified vocational training outside Germany, you may be able to obtain a residence permit according to The German residence Act. This employment VISA allows you to be employed in Germany as a qualified professional.
For certain VISA options, it is required to get your foreign qualifications recognised in Germany. If the German authorities have determined they cannot be fully qualified due to missing theoretical or practical skills, you have the option to enter Germany and acquire those missing qualifications.
Germany offers a large variety of opportunities to study, and some German Universities rank among the best in the world. Particularly, there are attractive international courses, such as Bachelor’s, Masters and Doctorates. Many courses offer the possibility for students to take the course in foreign languages such as English or French.
If you are completing higher education at an institute outside the EU, you have the possibility to complete your internship in Germany. The VISA for education internship allows you to complete an academic internship at a German facility which corresponds to your course of studies.
According to the German Residence Act and German Employment Regulation, persons who have practical work experience within IT and communication technology can apply for a special residence permit. Regardless of the degree you hold, you may be eligible for a residence permit upon obtaining qualified employment as long as you have significant work experience.