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Other long-stay visa

20.02.2018 - FAQ
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Employment, training, AuPair and voluntary service – below, we give you the most important information concerning other long-stay visa.

How to prepare your application

Follow the following three steps while preparing your application::

Important Notice: All requested documents must be submitted in original with two additional photocopies. All documents written in languages other than German, English and French must be translated into German.
Original documents will be returned directly after filing the application.

FAQ

•    Appointment booking
Please book for the visa application an appointment in the respective category. An appointment booked in the wrong category leads to an immediate rejection of your application. The waiting time for other long-stay visa is presently several months.


•    Fees
50.000 FCFA for applicants from the age of 18
25.000 FCFA for applicants up to the age of 18


•    Processing time
The proceeding time depends on the competent foreigners registration authority or on the Federal Labour Office and takes at present in general two months. Questions concerning the state of the process are not answered before the deadline for applications.

In order to submit your application, please register in the category “Visa for work permit or professional training”.

If you have an employment contract for a company in Germany, you can apply for a visa for purpose of gainful employment.
Please note that there are different requirements for every professional groups and that not every employment contract allows to apply for a visa.
Hereto, you will find general information at Internetangebot des Bundesamtes für Migration und Flüchtlinge and for trained professionals at www.make-it-in-germany.com.

If you visit the page of database ANABIN, you can check whether your foreign university degree is recognised or comparable.

The required documents for a visa application can be found on our information sheet.

Rules for the immigration of skilled workers

On 01.03.2020 new rules for the immigration of skilled workers to Germany will enter into force. Further information can be found here.

In order to submit your application, please register in the category “Visa for work permit or professional training”.

You will find all the documents you need to submit for the visa application if you wish to make a professional training in Germany on this information sheet.

In order to submit your application, please register in the category “Autres Visas Nationaux”.

Please note that no cooperation exists between the Embassy and training mediators from Cameroon nor with training centers in Germany. No special agreements (for example concerning the language certificates or privileged appointments) can be made.


•    Language skills
In general, at least language knowledge corresponding to level A2 must be provided. In case of health professions (for example nursing / elderly care), language knowledge corresponding to level B1 must be proved.
Please note that only language ALTE certificates are recognized (Goethe-Institut, ÖSD, telc, TestDaf).

If you plan a stay as an AuPair in Germany, please register in the category “Visa for Au Pair or Volontary Service”.

You can find all the required documents on this information sheet.

Please note the following requirement:

  • Age: between 18 and 26 years
  • Duration of stay: 6 months to 1 year
  • At least one minor in the host family
  • No family relation between the AuPair and the host family
  • The host family cannot have the nationality of the applicant

The stay as AuPair is a limited stay admitted only for the duration of maximum 12 month. The AuPair stay shall not be considered as a starting point for a permanent residency.

In order to submit your application, please register in the category “Visa for Au Pair or Volontary Service”.

You will find on this information sheet the most important information concerning the visa application for volunteers.


The stay as a volunteer is a limited stay admitted only for the duration of  maximum 12 month. The stay shall not be considered as a starting point for a permanent residency.

In order to submit your application, please register in the category “Visa for work permit or professional training”.

You will find all the documents you need to submit for a job seeker visa application on this information sheet.

You can remonstrate against the decision of the Embassy or at the competent German administrative court.
All necessary information about the remonstration procedure can be found here.
Since the identity of callers cannot be verified and in regard of data protection, no information will be given per telephone.
Information will only be given to the applicant himself or to third parties under the presentation of a proper written authorisation from the applicant.
Please note that, for reasons of the high demand, the processing time for remonstrations at present may take several months. But you are free to submit a new application at any time. If you submit a new application and you have already applied a remonstration, it will be considered as withdrawn and is not processed further.

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