Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — London

Return Continue




Fast-track application for academic professionals and/or skilled labour

This appointment category is only open to applicants in the fast-track application scheme for academic professionals and/or skilled labour. You must hold a fast-track preliminary approval ("Vorabzustimmung im beschleunigten Fachkräfteverfahren") by the local foreigners authority ("Ausländerbehörde") in order to be able to book an appointment here.


If you have already found an employer in Germany, you can authorise them to submit a fast-track application (*) for you as a academic professionals and/or skilled worker at the local foreigners authority, i.e. at your future place of work. The foreigners authority will advise your employer and be of assistance in filing an application for recognition of your foreign degree or certificate. The authority is also responsible for obtaining the necessary approval from the Federal Employment Agency.

The authorities and the Federal Employment Agency must make decisions on recognition and approval within certain deadlines. The fee for this procedure is 411 Euros. In addition, there may be fees for the recognition of your degree or certificate.

When all prerequisites that canThis appointment category is only open to applicants in the fast-track application scheme for academic professionals and/or skilled labour. You must hold a fast-track preliminary approval ("Vorabzustimmung im beschleunigten Fachkräfteverfahren") by the local foreigners authority ("Ausländerbehörde") in order to be able to book an appointment here. be examined in Germany have been met, the foreigners authority will issue what is called preliminary approval, which your employer will then send to you. As soon as you have received preliminary approval, you can book a visa application appointment right here. The appointment has to take place within three weeks.

Unless we have already contacted you ourselves, please contact us by using our contact form. We will let you know immediately which additional documentation is required. As a rule, we will take a decision on your visa application within three weeks from the date of application. The visa fee is 75 Euros.

(*) The following are eligible for the fast-track procedure for academic professionals and/or skilled labour:

  • Academic professionals
  • Skilled workers/non-academic professionals
  • Highly qualifieds
  • Researchers/scientists
  • Senior Management/board of directors/corporate specialists
  • Professional training
  • Measures to obtain recognition of foreign professional qualifications

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Please ensure that you have your complete visa application and supporting documentation with you. Missing documents will invariably entail delays and you may be required to book a new appointment.
  • Applicants who have booked their appointment in the wrong category cannot be served and will need to rebook their appointment.
  • If you wish to apply for more than one person at the same time you need to book an appointment for each person.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR YOUR UPCOMING APPOINTMENT AT THE GERMAN EMBASSY LONDON

1. No admittance to the Embassy premises with COVID-19 symptoms or while being subject to self-isolation requirements
You may not enter the Embassy premises if you are displaying any symptoms associated with COVID or if your are subject to self-isolation requirements.

2. No collection of passports
Once processing has been completed we will return your passport to you with Royal Mail’s registered “Special Delivery” service. It is therefore important that you provide us - at the time of application - with a self-addressed and pre-paid "Royal Mail Special Delivery” envelope.

3. No cash payments of fees
Payments can only be made by Credit Card or Debit Card (MasterCard and Visa only). American Express, Diners and Maestro cards as well as digital wallet or mobile payments including Apple Pay or Google Pay are not accepted. You must have the actual card with you. The named card holder must be present to sign the debit voucher.

Should you require additional information please contact us using our contact form. Please be aware that we may choose not to respond to questions already answered by the comprehensive information available on our website. Please understand that we are currently responding to a large volume of enquiries.

In order to cancel your appointment, please click here: ${cancel}

In order to rebook your appointment, please click here: ${rebook}

Your Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Visa Services




Return Continue

this may take a few moments ...
Your request is being processed ... please wait ... refreshing this page will delay your booking.