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For the visa application the following documents need to be handed in personally and in original at the consular section of the German Embassy in Seoul.
- two application forms (online / PDF) duly completed and signed
- valid passport (and 2 copies of the identification pages). The passport should be valid for at least 3 month after expiring date of the visa.
- two recent passport photographs not older than 6 months(light background – 3,5x4,5 cm)
- Proof of Korean residence permit (Alien Registration Card), if applicable + 2 copies of it
- two copies of the employment contract with the German employer, if available
- original and two copies of the “Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis” (Declaration of employment form) completed and signed by the employer; in case of assignment in addition this annex
- invitation letter (original) of the German employer including the employer's address and contact person in Germany
- proof of your qualification (university degrees, trainings, job experience)
- curriculum vitae
In individual cases submission of additional documents might be necessary.
- The visa procedure takes usually 4-6 weeks, but can also be shorter or longer depending on the individual case. An early application is therefore recommended.
- The visa application fee is 75 Euros and is to be paid on application in cash in KRW (at current exchange rate) or with Visa/MasterCard in Euro. If the visa is refused or the application withdrawn by the applicant, the visa fee cannot be reimbursed.
- A decision on the application will only be made after consultation with the competent foreigners authority and the Federal Employment Office in Germany. After the entry with a visa, an extension of the residence and work permit can be obtained at the competent foreigners authority in Germany.
There is no legal claim to a work permit!