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Work Permits

Third country nationals (non-EU foreign nationals) who wish to pursue gainful employment in Germany generally require a residence permit authorising gainful employment. Applications should be made to the Immigration Office responsible for your place of residence in Germany. A prerequisite for the issuance of a residency permit is generally a valid long-term visa (known as a D-Visa or National Visa).

Information about the various types of visas and residence permits available for researchers who are third country nationals can be found under Visas and Entry.

Further Information

Visa and Residence

The "Make it in Germany" Portal has an overview of visa and residency regulations.

Recognition in Germany

The recognition portal of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research gives information on how to proceed if you wish to have your foreign vocational qualifications recognised in Germany.