When you ask any European nation people about their German Foreigner office experience, you will hear the most horrible stories. For countries like the USA, Japan, the USA, or Canada, you don’t need many documents to get a German visa. Moreover, according to the period and purpose, there are different Visa types like Visa for Temporary residency, Permanent Settlement, or Blue Card.

German government helps you to extend the visa expiration after getting all the documents.

Also, prepare yourself to stand in a long queue to get the German visa and job allowance.

Let’s take a look at the procedure for getting an allowance to work and a visa for Germany.

  • People from Switzerland, European nations like Iceland or Norway:

To work in Germany, you only require a passport, identity proof, and a job from European states. No matter if you are a freelancer, business owner, or employee, you need to file for your residence with valid identity proof.

Just think for the people from other countries, they need to get a visa for work and live in Germany.

  • For those who are from Israel, Japan, Canada, South Korea, NZ, and the United States of America :

People who belong to the countries mentioned above need flight tickets to enter Germany. Even without getting having a job there, you can take the allowance of Auslanderbehodre to be a resident of Germany.

  • Non-EU Nations:

However, if you are from the other countries mentioned earlier, you will need a visa to enter Germany. Also, please don’t apply for a short stay visa to stay for long years as it can’t be converted later. Therefore, to get a German visa, you must have a job letter or allowance letter from a respected college or university in Germany.

Types of Work Permits You Will Get in Germany.

Allowance of being a Temporary Residence:

If you want temporary residence privilege, you can stay up to one year in Germany. However, there are no significant changes required to stretch the permission for temporary residence.

The German government provides a temporary residence visa to most foreign people while visiting Germany. However, by using this visa, you can apply for a long time stay.

Types of Temporary Residence Permission :

  • Job or Employment: The expiration of this visa depends on your job contract. For instance, if you have three years of job contract, you can only stay in Germany for three years. You need to renew or change the type of your visa to stay longer.
  • Education Purpose: Those who are studying in Germany can take the length corresponding visa. After completing the degree, you can easily extend your visa for 18 months to find a job.
  • Marital: If you are planning to marry a German native, you need to apply for a visa to stay with him or her. However, after completing two years of marriage, and overall, three years in Germany, you can apply for a permanent residency visa. While applying for this visa, you should have B1 level German language proficiency.

Blue Card of EU:

Blue Card is almost like a visa for temporary residence. Moreover, it is for professionals, and you can stay in Germany for a longer time with the Blue Card. While applying for this, you must have an education degree (bachelor or master)and apply for your degree-related job roles. People who are highly skilled in mathematics, IT, and Engineering can quickly get this permit.

One should earn 50,800€ yearly and have high-level proficiency in the German language. The Blue Card has four years of validation, and you can also bring your spouse along with you.

Permission for Permanent Residence:

You will require a permit settlement to live in Germany for a long time. If you have a blue card or temporary residence, you can apply for this permit.

As a requirement, you have to submit proof that you have worked for five years in Germany and had paid the taxes on time. Moreover, you need to write and pass a German language proficiency test.

If you get the Settlement Permit, you can bring your family to live along with you in Germany.

Visa for Artists and Freelancers

There is no visa like an artist visa. You can get a freelancer visa if you are a self-employed artist or freelancer. The German government needs to know about the work you will be doing as a freelancer. You will not get a permanent visa as a freelancer.

You have to mention the work you will be doing as a freelancer. You will get the freelancer visa from Friedrich-Krause-UferAusländerbehörde.

After receiving a visa, register at Finanzamt before start working.

Requirements while applying for a German Visa:

Check out the documents and requirements you have to fulfill while applying for the German visa. 

  • An original passport of the other country.
  • You should not have any criminal history.
  • You must hold the B1 level in the German language (to get Permanent Residence and Blue Card)
  • You must have health insurance in Germany.
  • Health Check-up report
  • You must have a strong financial background.
  • For Employed – Job letter from the company
  • As Student – Admission Letter from the Education Institute
  • To live together with your Better-Half – Certificate of Marriage.

The procedure of applying for a German Visa:

  • Go to the Burgeramt and register your address.
  • Get Germany Health insurance.
  • Now, open an account in Bank
  • Fill the application on Ausländerbehörde
  • Make an appointment with Ausländerbehörde
  • Visit Auslanderbehorde
  • Wait


Germany is considered one of the best countries to study and work. However, there are different requirements for different countries. You can apply for different types of visa as per the requirement. Besides this, you must have high German language proficiency. Before applying for the visa, check the procedure and requirements.

Be ready with the documents and visa to live your dream life in Germany.