Applying for a visa is probably one of the most obvious steps when immigrating into a foreign country. However, applicants usually have to overcome various bureaucratic obstacles to receive the golden ticket allowing them to enter each respective country. There are certain steps and institutions which one must go through and those might even look pretty basic at first glance:

  1. Checking requirements
  2. Date inquiry at the German embassy or consulate
  3. Applying for visa in your country of residence
  4. Coming to Germany
  5. Applying for a residence permit in Germany

Now this might appear pretty facile and as you might guess there is infact more to it than just that.

The first step when considering to apply for a visa is to identify the actual occasion for the temporary or long-term immigration. Is it generally work related, for a vocational training or maybe an internship? Any case has different requirements to meet with a distinct legal background consequently resulting in various types of visas.

More detailed information about the requirements and further information regarding this procedure please feel free to contact with us.

Taking a look at the requirements for medical professionals in the health sector, two things can be pointed out: First, one definite condition is to have a concrete job offer in Germany. Second, the recognition of foreign qualifications and professional training by a German authority. The recognition procedure and the application for the visa are two different processes and must be requested separately.

But there is no point in burying your heads in the sand if you have not yet gone through the recognition procedure or in the case that the recognition procedure revealed significant differences in the professional training. In both cases you can either request a visa for a qualification procedure to subsequently receive the German approbation or apply for a professional permit giving you the right to practice in your occupational field for an explicit period of time.