Residence permit for the purpose of gainful employment Is sued for the purpose of finding a job after recognition of foreign professional qualifications

If the equivalence of your foreign professional qualification has been established or you have obtained the professional licence, you may be granted a temporary residence permit to look for a job or to take up a self-employed activity directly in line with your previous recognition procedure. This residence permit allows unrestricted employment.

Valid National Pass Proof of secured subsistence (e.g. employment contract and pay statements, bank statements, submission of a declaration of commitment by third parties) Proof of health insurance Proof of qualification (certificate, certificate or certificate of your training company or educational institution of the successful completion of an apprenticeship 1 current biometric photo Please ask the immigration authority responsible for you if you need to submit further documents.


Online procedure possible: no Written form required: no Personal appearance necessary: yes

Preconditions
You already have a residence permit for the purpose of the recognition procedure of a foreign professional qualification in the Federal Republic of Germany. The other general conditions for issuing a residence permit are in particular: a secure livelihood, a clarified identity, Possession of a valid national passport.
Section 20 (3) No. 4 Law on the residence, employment and integration of foreigners in the Federal Republic of Germany (Residence Act - AufenthG)

Related Links

On the Internet you can find more information on the portal page of the Federal Government for skilled workers from abroad https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/de/

You can only apply for a residence permit in person with the immigration authority responsible for your place of residence. You present the required documents in the original and pay the application fee. The aliens' authority checks whether the conditions for grant are met. If all requirements are met, the immigration authority will take your biometric data (photo, fingerprints) and order the electronic residence permit (eAT) from Bundesdruckerei GmbH. As soon as the eAT is completed, it will be handed over to you by the immigration authority.