Job Seeker Visa


I.  Documents to be submitted
II. Reference

I. Documents to be submitted

For identification purposes and fingerprint taking, you are required to be personally present at the German Embassy during visa submission and submit the following documents separated into 3 sets (Originals + 1st copy + 2nd copy)

  • 2 duly completed and signed National Visa Application forms (to be downloaded via our website)
  • 2 recent biometric passport pictures (grey/ white background – teeth cannot be visible)
  • valid passport (data page and signature page only) (Original + 2 copies)
  • valid Malaysian permit (applicable to non-Malaysians only) (Original + 2 copies)
  • Motivation letter in German or English (signed) ( 2 Original)
  • Curriculum Vitae in English or in German (2 Original)
  • Academic qualifications (German University Degree or recognized foreign degree certificate and transcripts) (Original + 2 copies)
  • Printout of search result from the anabin website or statement of comparability from the German Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) (Original + 2 copies)

    The recognition of your University Degree and Degree course title can be verified through the Database on the Anabin website http://anabin.kmk.org.

    Please refer to the following table:

    University status

    exact name of degree course

    Document to be submitted with your visa application

    H +


    print-out of search result from anabin

    H +

    not listed

    statement of comparability

    H +/-


    statement of comparability

    H +/-

    not listed

    statement of comparability

    Please request the statement of comparability from the Central Office of International Education (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen) (ZAB) zabservice@kmk.org

    Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications

    The Statement of Comparability is an official document issued by the “Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen” (Central Office for Foreign Education – ZAB) that describes a foreign higher education qualification, its professional and academic usage. The ZAB Statement of Comparability can facilitate access to the German labour market for holders of foreign higher education qualifications. It is a comparative assessment but not a recognition certificate.


  • Proof of means of subsistence: Minimum of € 939.-/Month plus accommodation (Original + 2 copies)
  • Travel, Health and Accident Insurance for the entire visa duration with minimum coverage of € 30.000,-  (Original + 2 copies) 
  • Proof of accommodation (Hotel bookings, Rental Agreement) for the first month only (2 copies). If you intend to stay at your relatives' or friend's place, please make sure to include
    - an invitation letter
    - a copy of their passport (data page and signature page only)
    - a copy of their German permit (if applicable)
    - a copy of their rental agreement)

    II. Reference

    A Job Seeker Visa can only be issued with a maximum of 6 months validity and an extension is not possible. If during this duration you have found an employment, you can apply for the Employment Permit or the Blue Card EU directly in Germany. The condition for a job Seeker Visa would be to submit a University Degree recognized by Germany and proof that your stay of 6 months is financially secured.

    Following the approval of the visa application and before the visa can be issued; you must provide evidence that you have travel insurance for the period between arrival in the country and commencement of employment.

    Visa Fee: € 75 (payable in Ringgit and cash only)

    Processing time: min. 2 weeks

    The above list is not comprehensive and is updated frequently. Additional documents may be required in individual cases. Incomplete applications cannot be processed and you may be asked to book another appointment. Applicants may be called in for an Interview.

    Disclaimer: All data contained herein is based on the knowledge and experience of the German Embassy Kuala Lumpur at the time of drafting this information sheet. However, no liability can be assumed for the completeness and accuracy.

    !!! Due to data protection, inquiries regarding visa status over the phone will not be entertained !!!

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