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Apply for a residence permit to carry out a qualification measure with employment

You can obtain a residence permit to carry out a qualification measure if a recognition procedure has been carried out at a body responsible in Germany for the recognition of professional qualifications and the recognition authority has determined that the qualification measures for the

  • Determination of the equivalence of your foreign professional qualification with a domestic professional qualification or
  • for the issuance of the professional license (access to the profession) in a profession regulated in Germany

are required.

Regulated professions are those for the access and exercise of which special professional qualifications had to be acquired, e.B. in doctors, architects, pharmacists. You can find out whether your profession is regulated in Germany, by which laws it is regulated and where you have to contact to check your qualifications, in the information portal "Recognition in Germany" (see "Further information")

Qualification measures include adaptation and compensatory measures in theoretical and practical form (internships in the company, theoretical courses, mixed forms), preparation courses for examinations and language courses.

In addition to the implementation of a qualification measure, they may engage in employment that is not limited in time if the intended activity during the recognition procedure is related to the professional knowledge required in the subsequent employment. Such a connection exists.B, for example, if you want to have your foreign medical training recognized and already want to work as a nursing assistant during the qualification measure or if you already want to work as a bricklayer or as a construction assistant during the qualification measure as a bricklayer.

For regulated professions, a licence to practise a profession must be granted or promised. The professional license includes the professional authority to practice the profession as well as the granting of the permit to use the professional title.

The residence permit for the implementation of a qualification measure with employment is a temporary residence permit. It shall be granted for the duration of the qualification measure, but for a maximum of 18 months.

Process flow

The residence permit must be applied for at the immigration authority responsible for your place of residence. The procedure is as follows:

  • Depending on the foreigners' registration office and concerns, it may be possible to apply via the Internet. Find out whether your immigration office offers the electronic application for a residence permit.
  • If the application is only possible in person, make an appointment with the Foreigners' Registration Office. During the appointment, your application will be accepted and your proofs will be checked (bring them with you to the appointment). Your fingerprints will be taken for the production of an electronic residence permit (eATCard).
  • In the event of an electronic application, the Foreigners' Registration Office will contact you after receipt of your online application in order to make an appointment at the Foreigners' Registration Office if necessary. During the appointment, your proofs will be checked (bring them to the appointment) and your fingerprints will be taken for the production of the electronic residence permit (eAT card).
  • If your application is granted, the Foreigners' Registration Office will arrange for the eATKarte to be produced.
  • After about six to eight weeks, you can pick up the eAT Card at the Foreigners' Registration Office.
  • The eATKarte must always be collected in person.

Fees apply for issuing the residence permit. The timing and form of payment vary depending on the authority.

Who should I contact?

The immigration authority responsible for the applicant's place of residence

Free advice on the topics of entry, residence and profession can also be obtained from the "Hotline Working and Living in Germany" from the Federal Government's portal for skilled workers from abroad:

Phone: 030 1815-1111

Service hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Requirements

  • You have a recognized and valid passport or passport substitute and, if necessary for entry - a dedicated visa.
  • There is no interest in expulsion against you.
  • Your stay does not endanger or adversely affect the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • The body responsible for the recognition of your professional qualification in Germany has issued a decision stating that you lack practical or theoretical knowledge or skills in order to achieve full equivalence and that the adaptation, compensatory measures or further qualifications are required to determine the equivalence of your foreign professional qualification with a domestic professional qualification.
    If you intend to work in a regulated profession, it must follow from the decision that the adaptation or compensatory measures are necessary for the granting of the professional license.
  • You have successfully registered for a corresponding qualification measure.
  • The qualification measure is suitable for enabling the recognition of the professional qualification or access to the profession.
  • You have at least a knowledge of German at level A2.
  • You can submit a concrete job offer for a later employment after obtaining full recognition as well as a concrete job offer for the intended employment during the recognition procedure.
  • The intended activity is related to the professional knowledge required in the subsequent employment.
  • The Federal Employment Agency has agreed to the exercise of employment.
    Consent is usually obtained from the Foreigners' Registration Office.
  • You can secure your livelihood and health insurance coverage without using public benefits.
  • For regulated professions, a professional licence must be issued or promised, insofar as this is necessary.

Which documents are required?

  • Valid passport
  • Current biometric photo
  • Visa, if required
  • Deficit decision of the Recognition Authority
  • Proof of at least sufficient German language skills at level A 2
  • Proof of the intended qualification measure, if necessary. Training plan
  • Concrete job offer for later employment after obtaining full recognition
  • Concrete job offer for a planned employment during the recognition procedure (proof by the submission of the declaration of employment relationship, see under "Further information")
  • Proof of livelihood
  • Lease
  • Proof of your health insurance
  • If applicable, professional practice permit

What are the fees?

Issuance of residence permit: EUR 100,00

 

Under certain conditions, a fee reduction or exemption may be considered

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

  • The residence permit should be applied for at least eight weeks before the expiry of your visa, which is still valid.
  • Objection period: 1 month

Processing duration

about six to eight weeks.

Legal basis

§ 16 d paragraph 1 i.V.m. § 16d Abs. 2 AufenthG

§ 16d paragraph 2 Of the Residence Act

Applications / forms

  • Forms: Forms can be obtained from your immigration office, if necessary they are also offered online
  • Online procedure occasionally possible
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance necessary: yes

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport

Unit 64 (Aliens and Asylum Law)

Professionally released on

30.09.2020

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Sicherheit und Ordnung

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Ausländerbehörde
Telephone: 05931 44-0
responsible for:

Data protection information

Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen

Postal address: Post Office Box 1134

Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)

Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Parking:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Parking Place: Number: 60, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Credit Transfer, Bank Transfer, Cash Payment, Sepa Direct Debit, Paypal

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
Room:
19
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.