Job seeker/ work visa

Processing time: four weeks up to several months

Required documents:

Additional instructions:

- application forms

For applications at the Embassy please provide three application forms.

For applications at the Consulate please submit two application forms

- signed by the applicant
- completely filled out by typewriter/computer
application form - long-term visas [pdf, 621.91k]

- passport photos

For applications at the Embassy please provide four photos.

For applications at the Consulate please submit three photos

- not older than three months and white background
- no computer print-outs accepted
information on photos [pdf, 550.79k]

- valid passport

- (all) previous passport(s), if applicable

- Passport needs to be valid for three months after the expiry of the applied visa

- completed list of your children

list of children [pdf, 75.74k]

- security questionnaire

Declaration § 54 II AufenthG [vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 14.46k]

- applicant's declaration

declaration (English/Urdu) for family reunion/study visa [pdf, 111.36k]

- your curriculum vitaecontaining full education and employment history

- please submit the original and two copies

- documentation of previous jobs, attestations from employers
- please submit the original and two copies

- documentation of your school, college and academic degree - if any

- B.A., BSC, B.COM, BBA, BCS etc.
- please submit the original and two copies of the academic degree and transcript, all attested by HEC (Higher Education Commission) if done in Pakistan

- foreign (other than German) degrees need to attached with an equivalence certificate (see , for the exact main subject and university, or kmk%27%org,ZAB ).

- proof of sufficient financial means by way of one of the options (see right side of the page)

a)      Proof of blocked account (Sperrkonto) in Germany in the name of the applicant showing a minimum balance of (effective from August 1, 2016) 4320 Euro(Euro 720 per month of stay in Germany, i.e 6 x Euro 720, and the remark that the account holder can dispose of a monthly amount of Euro 720 only).

 b)      “Verpflichtungserklärung” = formal obligation letter from a friend or relative residing in Germany issued by the local immigration Authority in Germany. Additionally bank account statements of the last 12 months, tax assessment form, income proofs etc should be provided if applicable.

- please submit the original and two copies

- valid health insurance

- the original has to be signed
- please submit the original and one copy

You can also take out a health insurance in Germany. However, for the time period until you are settled in Germany, you have to submit a preliminary health insurance with your application.

more details

- proof of your language skills

Please provide a proof (original and two copies) of your language abilities according to the standards of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE):

Language certificates/ tests such as

 "Zertifikat Deutsch" at least A1 level certificate or better [by Goethe-Institut (GI) or NUML],

need to be presented.

Please note that it lies within the discretion of the visa sections to ask for further evidence of language skills depending on the individual case.

Proof of accomodation in Germany

If staying with a friend or relative, “Verpflichtungserklärung” = formal obligation letter from local immigration authority would be appreciated

Birth certificate and proof of personal status (marriage certificate, birth certificates children, list of children)

- please submit the original and two copies

- 30,000 Rupees investigation fee for the verification of all documents of Pakistani origin

- list of children: list of children [pdf, 75.74k]

For applicants at the Embassy only: Please provide a copy of the appointment confirmation e-mail

including the provided booking code (e.g. "isla_588207")

If you have been refused a visa by an Embassy or High Commission, written explanation about reason for application and refusal letter are required.


Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we can not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.

Work visa

Industrial workplace

All copies of your application have to be:

- in Din A4 size
- complete
- readable
- not (!) stapled

For applications at the Embassy please provide three copies of all documents.
For applications at the Consulate please submit two copies of all documents.

Important !

Further documents may be required depending on the specific circumstances of your case.

A precheck of the above mentioned documents will be done by our authorised local staff at the visa counter. In case of previous applications either for visa, passport or for legalisation of documents, please mention the relevant file number in order to avoid delays. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.

Visa Fees

For applications at the Embassy Islamabad, please note that at the time of application an amount of 500,- PKR is due for returning the passports through a courier service. 
While submitting the application, you will be given a pay slip. Please take this slip to the Standard Chartered Bank, Diplomatic Enclave Branch only, and pay the visa fee. The bank will report your payment to the Embassy. A fee of 700,- PKR will be levied by the bank.
If your appointment falls on an official banking holiday,
the payment of fees cannot be settled the same day.

For applications at the Consulate General Karachi, please note that the visa fee (equivalent in PKR) has to be paid in CASH at time of submission.

Schengen visa / Short-term visa (cat. "C")

60€ (in Rupees)

Airport transit (cat. "A")

60€ (in Rupees)

National German visa (e.g. study family reunion, etc. - Long-term visa)
(cat. "D")

75€ (in Rupees)

Children aged 0-17 for family reunion
30€ (in Rupees)

Spouses/children of citizens of the EU

exempted from visa fees