Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — Budapest

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Visa - Accelerated Procedure for Qualified Professionals with Pre-Approval of Alien Authority

Only if you have received a pre-approval ("Vorabzustimmung") of the alien authority can you book an appointment in this category to apply for a visa under the accelerated procedure for qualified professionals.

Which requirements have to be met?

Before you apply for your visa, you need the official recognition of your professional qualifications. This is only done by official German authorities. You can find information on the relevant procedures at Further requirements are:

  • a specific job offer
  • pre-approval of the alien authority
  • general requirements such as a valid passport, financial means etc.

You should only submit your visa application once you have met all the requirements and can present complete documentation. If your foreign qualification has not yet been recognised, your visa application cannot be processed.

Further information:

The official online portal for qualified workers, students and scientists who want to live and work in Germany.

Information on the recognition of professional qualifications:

Information on the recognition of university degrees:

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