Are you Eligible to Work in Germany?

That’s a great question! There are some strict criteria to meet if you are wanting to live and work in Germany. To be eligible you must satisfy in full the criteria listed below:

Working Holiday Visa for Germany

  • Be an Australian citizen with a valid Australian passport
  • Be aged between 18 to 30 years (inclusive) at time of application
  • Applicants cannot apply more than 3 months in advance of entry into Germany
  • Cannot be accompanied by any children
  • Be in good health and have no criminal record
  • Have not previously obtained a Work Holiday Visa for Germany (on a passport of any country)
  • Provide proof of sufficient funds to support initial stay in Germany – at least AUD$7100 (if you can provide proof of free accommodation the amount drops to $1800AUD)
  • Have an insurance policy for the duration of your visa
  • Be travelling on a return/onward passage ticket, or have additional proof of funds to show you can purchase such a ticket (further AUD$1,500)

You should allow at least 4-6 weeks for the complete process from submitting your initial application to having your visa issued; however, it can take longer depending on if you have background issues or if the processing time increases.

If you wish to apply for your visa from within Germany please contact IEP to discuss your options – 1300 797 702 or [email protected]

Sorting a visa and the rest of your life out in Germany can be tricky – especially in a non-english speaking bureaucracy! If you would like some clarification on anything at all, fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch within 1-2 working days, by phone and email, to answer any questions you might have.

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