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Do I need sponsorship to work in germany?

Updated: Aug 20, 2022

A skilled non-EU citizen with a job offer from a local company in Germany can obtain the work permit to live and work in Germany.

Getting a work visa might be necessary if you are planning to apply for employment in Germany.

Is it necessary for you to learn German before you can work in Germany? Perhaps you are thinking wrong!

If you want to work in Germany, you may need a German work visa and a residence permit depending on where you are from and how long you intend to stay. Germany offers different types of work permits, most of which are available to those who have found a job here.

Can a German company sponsor my application for a work permit?

There is no such thing as "visa sponsorship" in Germany. You can apply for a work permit in your local German consulate or embassy if a company in Germany is willing to offer you a job contract. Comparatively to other developed countries, Germany offers a faster and easier way to obtain a work permit and migrate.

Scammers may contact you very convincingly and claim they can help you get a job sponsorship in Germany! It is important to be aware of such emails and phone calls and to never respond to them.

How can I find a job in Germany?

In short, you should check LinkedIn or Xing and apply for positions that match your qualifications and experience. It is likely that the recruiter will offer you the position after the (several) interviews if they believe that you are a competitive candidate. Upon receiving the job offer, you can follow the German work permit application procedures and apply for a German work visa and work permit based on your nationality and where you reside.

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