Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Jakarta 10.02.2015 11:24 Engl LEGAL AND CONSULAR DEPARTMENT FEBRUARY 2015 VISA SECTION ADDRESS WEBSITE Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 1 Jakarta 10310 / Indonesia www.jakarta.diplo.de TEL: FAX: E-MAIL: +62-21 398 55 114 +62-21 398 55 195 [email protected] OPENING HOURS By appointment only https://service2.diplo.de/rktermin/extern/choose_realmList.do?locationCode=jak a&request_locale=en Residence Permits for D en Working in Germany The following information refers to applications for national visas. These are residence permits for Germany for purposes like e.g. university studies, family reunions, work, for au pair visits or voluntary services. For short trips with a duration of up to 90 days to Germany and / or other Schengen countries for tourism, for visiting family / friends as well as business trips including trade fairs please apply for a Schengen visa. Further information is available on the Embassy website in German: http://www.jakarta.diplo.de/Vertretung/jakarta/de/01_20Visa/02schengen/0-unterlagen.html or Bahasa Indonesia: http://www.jakarta.diplo.de/Vertretung/jakarta/id/01_20Visa/02schengen/0-unterlagen.html Appointment Please book your appointment on the appointment system in the internet https://service2.diplo.de/rktermin/extern/choose_realmList.do?locationCode=jaka&request_locale=en in the category Residence Permit / Aufenthaltserlaubnis. The demand for appointments varies considerably according to season. The e-mail generated by the system is to be presented at the gate as proof of appointment. Most residence permits are subject to approval by the local German immigration authority (Ausländerbehörde) and / or the labour office. This is why processing may take up to three months. Personal Appearance All applicants need to file their applications personally. Children under 12 years of age may be represented by their parents or the legal guardian. Submitting the application The application form and the supporting documents will be checked for correctness and completeness at the counter. Original documents not needed for processing as well as the passport will be returned immediately. The Embassy and the other authorities involved reserve the right to request additional documents should this become necessary while processing the application. This may result in additional processing time. -2- D4 en Documents for residence permits Application forms are available free of charge in the Embassy and can be downloaded from the Embassy’s website. The form must be filled in completely and submitted with the applicant’s or the guardian’s original signature. 2 forms Application for a Residence Permit (website: http://www.jakarta.diplo.de/contentblob/3443162/Daten/1926/antrag_national.pdf) 2 forms Befragung nach § 54 Nr. 6 AufenthG Belehrung nach § 55 Abs. 2 Nr. 1 AufenthG (http://www.jakarta.diplo.de/contentblob/4046768/Daten/3678653/H3__Belehrungen__Reiseverlauf.pdf) Photographs Biometric photographs in colour with a white or light grey background, size 3,5 x 4,5 cm, the face covering at least 80 percent of the image. Sample photos are available here: http://www.jakarta.diplo.de/contentblob/4015206/Daten/178573/Fotomustertafel.pdf 3 photographs (two of which to be glued on the last page of the application forms) Passport - not older than 10 years - with at least 4 empty pages for visas - valid for at least 1 year after entering Germany. Please present: Original passport 1 photocopy of the pages with personal data and official remarks Travel Insurance Health insurance coverage is compulsory from the moment you enter Germany. In case immediate health insurance is not provided by law or covered by other sources, a travel insurance valid for three months – for job seekers for the entire period of stay - is required. For job seekers The insurance policy (original + 1 photocopy) is to be presented in the Embassy before collecting the visa. Detailed information on health insurances on our website: http://www.jakarta.diplo.de/contentblob/3878382/Daten/3243264/Hinweise_Krankenversicherungen.pdf Fee The visa processing fee is due upon acceptance of the documents at the counter and is not refundable in case the visa is denied. The fee is € 60,- for adults (18 years and above) and € 30,- for minors, to be paid in Indonesian Rupiah in cash. Some visas (e.g. for spouses of German and other EU citizens) will be issued free of charge. -3- Working in Germany With Make it in Germany the gates to the German labour market have been opened for highly qualified professionals from all over the world. A university degree acknowledged in Germany and a well-paid job offer qualify for applying for a Blue Card EU at the German Embassy. Detailed information on www.make-it-in-germany.com. Check whether your degree is equivalent or comparable to a German degree and qualifies for working in Germany on the Informationsportal für die Anerkennung ausländischer Bildungsabschlüsse ANABIN [Gateway to acknowledging foreign educational degrees]: http://anabin.kmk.org. Aspirants for a Blue Card EU may also apply for a job-seeker’s visa valid for up to six months. If during this time you succeed in finding a suitable job the local immigration office in Germany will issue the Green Card EU. Work permits can also be issued to holders of vocational training degrees in various technical and other trades. The professions open for foreigners are listed in the whitelist (“Positivliste”) of the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (Federal Employment Agency) – www.zav.de/positivliste. The equivalence of the foreign professional degree with one of the trades listed in the whitelist has to be established beforehand. This procedure called Gleichwertigkeitsfeststellung is explained in detail on the homepage of the Bundesagentur für Arbeit. The visa application needs to be approved by the Bundesagentur für Arbeit which will examine the application in regard to the pertinent labour laws including the new minimum wages act which entered into force in August 2014. University degree / vocational training degree Original (will be returned directly) 2 photocopies 2 certified translations (not required for documents in German or English) For university /academic degrees: 2 printouts of the ANABIN Prüfergebnis (screenshot) with confirmation „entspricht“ or „gleichwertig“. For example: For vocational training degrees: 2 printouts of the Gleichwertigkeitsfeststellung -4- Curriculum Vitae stating your professional career, including certificates, diplomas, etc. Originals (will be returned directly) 2 photocopies Language Skills Although not a precondition for the residence permit, profound German language skills are essential for living in Germany. It is highly recommended, therefore, that you take German language courses up to level B1 of the Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages / CEFR (www.europaeischerreferenzrahmen.de) before your departure. Alternatively good knowledge of English is needed. A number of institutions in Jakarta and other cities in Indonesia offer German language courses, among them the Goethe Institutes in Jakarta (www.goethe.de/jakarta) and Bandung (www.goethe.de/bandung) and the Goethe Centre in Surabaya (www.goethe.de/surabaya). Additional requirements for a work visa Work contract Original (will be returned directly) 2 photocopies Additional requirements for a job-seeker’s visa Funds for staying in Germany Proof of funds needs to be furnished, i.e. through: International credit cards like AmEx, VISA or MasterCard – no debit cards – and the latest account statements for three months or traveller cheques (Originals and 1 photocopy). Proof of real estate property (if any) (Originals and 1 photocopy) The stay may also be funded by a person living in Germany. In this case a formal declaration of financial commitment according to paragraphs 66 to 68 of the German immigration act (Verpflichtungserklärung nach §§ 66-68 des Aufenthaltsgesetzes) is required (Original and 1 photocopy). This declaration has to be certified by the local immigration office (Ausländerbehörde) in Germany. Please see for details (in German language only) here: http://www.jakarta.diplo.de/contentblob/3451430/Daten/2091588/Kopie_von_verpflichtungserklrung.pdf The Embassy will not take responsibility for any omissions and errors contained in the above information, which is subject to change without prior notice.
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