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All persons who wish to work in Germany are required to obtain a residence Permit.  Employment visa applications can take between two weeks to 12 weeks to be processed.

All persons who wish to work in Germany are required to obtain a residence permit.

Process:

To apply for an employment visa the applicant needs to book an appointment. Upon submission of all required documents the application will be forwarded to the competent German authorities. Employment visa applications can take between two weeks to 12 weeks to be processed. After the application has been approved the Embassy will issue a residence permit in the form of a visa with the duration for the first 90 days, which will include the authorisation to work in Germany. A final residence permit will be granted in Germany by the Aliens Authority (Ausländerbehörde). The Aliens Authority requires all residence permit holders to register upon their first arrival.

Please include two copies of all original documents submitted with the application. In individual cases, you may be required to provide additional documents than those mentioned below.


Please include two copies of all original documents submitted with the application. In individual cases, you may be required to provide additional documents than those mentioned below.

Requirements:

  • Application form
  • Valid passport (issued within the last 10 years and valid for at least 6 months after arriving in Germany with at least two empty pages)
  • Two recent passport pictures
  • Recognition of your foreign professional qualification
  • Employment contract or letter of intent from your future employer in Germany indicating your salary
  • Visa fee (equivalent of 75 EUR) in cash in TTD

The EU Blue Card allows third-country nationals with a recognised university degree to take up employment in Germany according to their qualifications. To obtain it, you need to prove that you have a job in Germany which corresponds to your qualification. You must earn an annual gross salary of at least 50,800.00 EUR.

Specialists in the fields of Mathematics, IT, Life Sciences and Engineering as well as Doctors may be entitled to an EU Blue Card if they earn the same amount as comparable German workers, but no less than 39.624 EUR gross per year. In this case, the BA (Federal Employment Agency) must approve your employment. This approval is not required if you earned your university degree in Germany.

Please include two copies of all original documents submitted with the application. In individual cases, you may be required to provide additional documents than those mentioned below.

Requirements:

  • Application form
  • Valid passport (issued within the last 10 years and valid for at least 6 months after arriving in Germany with at least two empty pages)
  • Two passport size pictures
  • Curriculum vitae of professional career, including certificates, diplomas, etc.
  • German university degree or recognized foreign degree comparable to a German degree
  • Contract/binding job offer with details of gross annual salary.
  • Visa fee (equivalent of 75 EUR) in cash in TTD

A residence permit for the purpose of self-employment can be issued if:

  • there is an economic or a regional interest
  • the work has a positive influence on the economy
  • the financing is secured

Requirements:

  • Application form
  • Valid passport
  • Two current passport size pictures
  • Company profile (Not required for freelancers)
  • Businessplan (Not required for freelancers)
  • Business concept (Not required for freelancers)
  • Capital requirement plan (Not required for freelancers)
  • Financing plan
  • Revenue forecast
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Details of professional career, qualification certificates, diploma, references/sponsors
  • Professional Permit, if a permit is required for the freelance occupation, e.g. a license to practice law
  • Proof of a secure livelihood
  • Rental contract or proof of home ownership
  • Health insurance ( after approval)
  • Adequate pension plan, only if you are above the age of 45. An offer from a private pension or life insurer must be submitted which guarantees a monthly pension of 1,188.92 euros after the age of 67 (for at least 12 years) or guarantees an asset amount of 175,068 euros. Alternatively, evidence can also be provided from currently available assets.

Please include two copies of all original documents submitted with the application. In individual cases, you may be required to provide additional documents than those mentioned below.

Graduates with a German or other recognized university degree or a foreign degree comparable to a German degree will be eligible to enter Germany to seek employment. Holders of a jobseeker’s visa may stay in Germany for up to six months to seek employment. While seeking employment, jobseekers are not permitted to work, whether on a self‑employed basis or otherwise.

On this website (only in German) you can find out if your foreign University degree is recognized and comparable with a German University degree.

Requirements:

  • Application form
  • Valid passport (issued within the last 10 years and valid for at least 6 months after arriving in Germany with at least two empty pages)
  • Two passport size pictures
  • Résumé including. career progression, credentials, certificates etc
  • German University degree or recognized foreign degree, comparable with a German University degree
  • Personal Statement, including details about the job search (sector, region, intentional accommodation)
  • Livelihood during stay, proof of funds (391.00€ per month, excluding accommodation and health insurance) for the entire stay, up to six months
  • Visa fee (equivalent of 75 EUR) in cash in TTD 

After approval:

  • Health insurance
  • Prepaid airway bill from a courier service if applying from another country than Trinidad and Tobago.

Please include two copies of all original documents submitted with the application. In individual cases, you may be required to provide additional documents.


To work as an Au Pair in Germany you must be at least 18 years old and not older than 26 years at the time of the application. For your stay a minimum duration of six months is required. According to the visa regulations, you are not allowed to work as an Au Pair in Germany for more than 12 months.

Requirements:

  • Application form
  • Valid passport (issued within the last 10 years and valid for at least 6 months after arriving in Germany with at least two empty pages)
  • Two current passport size pictures,
  • Au Pair contract with an Au Pair agency or family in Germany stating the full address (including postal code) of your Au Pair family
  • Proof of German language skills, at least level A1
  • Motivation letter
  • Visa fee: 75.00 EUR, payable in cash and TTD only (according to the exchange rate of the Embassy).

After approval:

  • Flight reservation to Germany
  • Proof of travel health insurance for the first 90 days

Please include two copies of all original documents submitted with the application. In individual cases, you may be required to provide additional documents.

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