Residence permit for the purpose of gainful employment Is granted for the search for a job after school or company training Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
If you have successfully completed a school or company training, you can be granted a residence permit to look for a job. The residence permit will be issued to you for a maximum of 12 months in direct connection with your previous training. This makes it possible to find a job appropriate to your qualifications. The aim of the search may also be to become self-employed. This residence permit allows unrestricted employment.
Section 20 (3) No. 3 Law on the Residence, Employment and Integration of Foreigners in the Federal Republic of Germany The legal basis can be found on the website Laws on the Internet http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/aufenthg_2004/__20.htm