November 2021

Checklist: German Work Visa for Qualified Professionals

The work visa for qualified professionals is available to individuals that have attended an institution of higher education or received qualified vocational training outside of Germany, and wish to obtain employment in the country. It is one of the most widely issued work visas in Germany. The purpose of this checklist is to provide an overview of the most important steps, from beginning to end, of the visa application process. It is intended for German employers looking to hire non-EU talent.