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Work Permit

26.06.2024 - 게시글

Check out the visa requirements for work permit.

Since June 2024, visa applicants for the Blue Card (EU), qualified professionals who hold an academic degree and skilled workers with professional training can apply for their visa online. You can find more information here.

Alternatively, you can still hand in your visa application with the following documents 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
  • 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 the annex B. You can find those documents on the website of the Bundesagentur für Arbeit
  • 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
  • Proof of valid and sufficient private medical insurance in Germany, for example “Incoming” insurances in Germany. Travel insurance is not sufficient.

In individual cases submission of additional documents might be necessary.

Please note:

- The visa procedure usually takes 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 If the visa is refused or the application withdrawn by the applicant, the visa fee cannot be reimbursed.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!


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