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September2012

Application for a JOB-SEEKER SEEKER Visa (short term and long term job seeker) All Indian nationals who wish to seek employment in the Federal Republic of Germany require a visa prior to their departure. Applicants may apply for a temporary res residence permit for up to six months. An application may only be filed at the German Consulate General Chennai under the provision that the applicant has permanent residence in the area of jurisdiction of the Consulate which includes the states of Tamil Nadu, du, Andhra Pradesh and the Union Territory Puducherry. Personal appearance for interview at the German Consualte General is mandatory for all applicants applying for a Job-Seeker Job visa. All applicants have to schedule an appointment for personal interview at the German Consulate General under the category of employment visa. These appointments ppointments have to be scheduled with VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd., Ltd , managing the German Application Centers. For further details regarding opening hours of the Visa Application Centers and service charges of VFS, please call up '022 - 67866013' for all national callers and '0091 22 - 67866013' if calling from outside India, or else you can visit the website: www.vfsgermany.co.in Admission to the Visa Section of the German Consulate General will only be granted at the time of the scheduled appointment. Being late will consequently result in scheduling a new appointment at your expense. The visa application must be supported by all the necessary documents as only visa applications with complete supporting documents will be entertained. In case your visa application and the supporting supporting documents are in accordance with the requirements for a job seeker visa, your documents will be verified and forwarded to the competent Immigration Office in Germany for mandatory approval. It is important to allow ample time for applying for the job seeker seeker visa as the visa process might take up to 3 months and more. Simultaneous applications for a Schengen visa and a residence permit cannot be entertained.
Address: No. 9 Boat Club Road Chennai 600 028 India Post: P.O. Box 3110 Chennai 600 028 India Telephone: 0091-44-2430 1600 Telefax: 0091-44-2434 9293 Telefax Visa Section: 0091-44-2434 9495 E-Mail: visa@chenn.diplo.de Website: www.chennai.diplo.de

Kindly note, that you will not be allowed to take up employment with a job seeker visa. Your visa will however be changed to a residence permit for employment in Germany, once you have found adequate employment. Upon application for the Job-Seeker Visa at the German Consulate General the following documents have to be submitted in original along with an attested translation in English with three identical and arranged sets of copies for each document. (copies have to be provided in DIN-A4 size only): Two Visa Application Forms (please make sure that both forms are filled out and signed mentioning especially the address of your future residence in Germany (question 15) as well as your complete address which includes telephone No. and EMail-address in India) Signed Declaration on True and Complete Information Three passport size photos The Visa fee to be paid through Demand Draft made out to the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chennai (in case you cannot click on the given link, please refer to our homepage) Valid passport with a validity of at least 12 months along with two copies of all printed pages. Please note that Indian passports can only be accepted if their bio data (name, date of birth, place of birth of holder, gender) have not been modified by an "observation". However, observations regarding the validity of the passport are permitted. Motivation letter from applicant, explaining the exact purpose, course of action to find employment and duration of your stay in Germany as well as next career plans should stay in Germany be unsuccessful Proof of Academic Qualification (from a German university or equal or equivalent to a German academic degree) and relevant previous work Experience Certificates for future employment in Germany (for recognition of non-german degrees kindly refer to www.anabin.de ) personal CV containing full education and employment history Proof of accommodation in Germany (if staying with a friend or relative, Verpflichtungserklrung = formal obligation letter from local Immigration Authority would be appreciated) Proof of sufficient funds for the entire duration of stay (Verpflichtungserklrung as above, bank accounts, tax assessment form etc if applicable) Proof of personal status in India and marriage certificate, birth certificates of children, ration card, if applicable
Post: P.O. Box 3110 Chennai 600 028 India Telephone: 0091-44-2430 1600 Telefax: 0091-44-2434 9293 Telefax Visa Section: 0091-44-2434 9495 E-Mail: visa@chenn.diplo.de Website: www.chennai.diplo.de

Address: No. 9 Boat Club Road Chennai 600 028 India

20,000.00 Rupees investigation fee for the verification of all documents of Indian origin (to be paid by demand draft payable to the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany). The German Consulate General reserves the right to ask for additional documents! Please note that in case of incomplete documents the application will not be accepted and processed by the Consulate General. Consequently a new appointment has to be scheduled! Please click to download the following required forms / declarations for applying your visa: Application Form for temporary German National Residence Permit (for job-seeker long term applications) Declaration on True and Complete Information Declaration on Travel Health Insurance

The above given forms / declarations can also be downloaded from the homepage of the German Consulate General at www.india.diplo.de Additional information New Internet Plattforms From now on, foreign skilled can inform themselves on the living and working conditions in Germany and the legal requirements for taking up employment visa the Internet portal www.make-it-in-germany.com. In cooperation with the Federal Employment Agency's International Placement Service (Zentrale Auslands und Fachvermittlung) and the European Job Mobility Portal EURES http://ec.europa.eu/eures, the portal offers the possibility to search a job directly. Www.make-it-in-Germany.com is part of the German Government's skilled labour initiative that has its own website: www.fachkraefte-offensive.de For recognition of non-german academic degrees kindly refer to www.anabin.de

Address: No. 9 Boat Club Road Chennai 600 028 India

Post: P.O. Box 3110 Chennai 600 028 India

Telephone: 0091-44-2430 1600

Telefax: 0091-44-2434 9293 Telefax Visa Section: 0091-44-2434 9495

E-Mail: visa@chenn.diplo.de Website: www.chennai.diplo.de