Visa for Skilled Workers

07.02.2024 - Article

Here you will find information on visa applications for working in Germany.

Working in Germany

Five steps to Germany: Information on job search, visa, relocation, settling in and family can be found on Make it in Germany.

If you have any questions about “Working and learning in Germany”, you can also contact the Info Centre of the International Placement Services (ZAV) of the Federal Employment Agency directly. General information on the subject of “Living and working in Germany” and related issues such as the recognition of qualifications, employment opportunities and social security can be found on the ZAV's internet platform and on the EURES portal (European Employment Services).

Recognition of qualifications obtained in Tanzania

Information on whether your professional, academic or school qualifications are recognised in Germany can be found on the ‚Recognition in Germany‘ website.

Additionally, please note that a Service Center for Professional Recognition has been established.

To qualify as a skilled worker it is essential that your qualification is recognized in or comparable with the German qualification. Proof needs to be provided during the process.

We recommend that you have your Tanzanian documents translated and affixed with a legalisation (should the document have been issued by a state institution) before travelling from Tanzania.

FAQ - Entry of qualified professionals workers

Which visa you need to apply for depends on your professional qualifications and the work you wish to do in Germany.

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