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Job seeker visa - Chennai - Time taken for Approval ?

Hello everyone,
I had an appointment for job seeker visa (Germany) on August first week.
I submitted all the necessary docs and the visa officer returned my passport with a "small seal" which had date and application number in it. Then she said that i would be getting an email on the result in 2-3 days and returned my passport and DD receipt.

Its been more than 10 days and i am yet to receive any email/phone from the embassy.

I had booked hotels from September first week and waiting to book air tickets.
- Did anyone got job seeker visa approved recently from Chennai?
- And how much are the chances for my approval/refusal for my job seeker visa ?
- Should i reach out to consulate regarding this ?

Why would you even hesitate to contact them if there are still uncompleted steps?! Of course you should contact them. Nobody can explain what is going on better than them.

I called up the consulate and they replied that I am not suppose to ask them any such questions on the approval and doing so might delay the approval further.
So I was just checking if someone had similar experience of getting job seeker visa recently from Chennai consulate.

DkaChennaiToGermany :

I called up the consulate and they replied that I am not suppose to ask them any such questions on the approval and doing so might delay the approval further.
So I was just checking if someone had similar experience of getting job seeker visa recently from Chennai consulate.

Sounds unusual. To ask about the status of something that is overdue only seems normal. But like you mention, maybe there is something particular to the Chennai consulate, which is something I have no knowledge of.

I got my Visa Approval email :)

I got the approval email. Thanks for the replies.

Hi,

Congrats!  :)

I want to ask a question. Do you have any working experince? I am planning to apply job seeker visa but I have just finished my bachelor in June'17. I only have freelancer and internship experiences on my professional field. It is difficult to find sth about it on web. Any help will be so much appreciated.

Best,
Melike

Since any employer of a non-EU citizen must justify his decision by showing that there is no suitable skilled citizen (who must be preferentially hired, by law), you would face a big hurdle if you do not have any skills (most likely acqired through work experience) that are rare in Europe.

Thank you.

Actually I already found my job. But the office wants to do a trial. Thats why I cant apply for a working visa. Thats the problem :(

What can I do? :(

Yes. I have more than 10 yrs of IT experience as developer.
In any case , if you can show email proof that you have been called up for phone interviews from German companies that should help.
Or even email proof of conversation where any german employer replies you saying they prefer you to be present in Germany for face to face interviews.
All they want is - that you should prove/convince them that they are openings for your profile.

I have heard of ppl applying with few years of work experience , but no idea about freshers. But being a job seeker visa , I feel that all you need is some potential employer communication email proof that talks about the need of you being in German to get a job.

That email is more than enough. But in case you feel doubtful you can ask the employer to help getting you a business visa if possible. That's quick.
One of my friens got his job seeker approved in just two days when in a similar situation as yours - final round of interview.

Hey guys,

Quick questions:-

- Can you share the cover letter to my email ***
- I dont have the employer contact or potential openings that I have applied. I know there are lots of logistics openings and I will apply there

Highly appreciated. Interview is in 2 weeks, so please :)

Wishing you happiness,
Ashik

Moderated by Priscilla 2 months ago
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Thanks a lot!

I have one more question. I have studied "Interior Architecture ". My uni has H+ on anabin database. But all over the world, I haven't found any interior architecture department. It is only written "Architecture Diploma". I called embassy,  they told me they never experienced it. And when I called anabin they told me I need to contact with embassy. What shall I do now?

Rahman22: Please do not post your personal contact details on the public forum, as it can be abused and is thus not allowed here. There is a PM function for members to excahnge private information.
And also please note that copying a cover letter from somebody else will not work, as you are expected to write one yourself and explain your own specific personal situation in it.

(Edited acc to blog rules)
Hey guys,

Please respond to my question on the forum or here below;

-Can you share the cover letter of the JSV - to know the structure of it?
- I dont have any employer opportunity call or havent applied for any potential opening. I know there are many logistical openings in Germany and sure I can get in there. Shall I proceed like that or should establish some email communication with them?

Thanks for the swift reply
Interview is by 2 weeks

Ashik

Mellarslan :

Thanks a lot!

I have one more question. I have studied "Interior Architecture ". My uni has H+ on anabin database. But all over the world, I haven't found any interior architecture department. It is only written "Architecture Diploma". I called embassy,  they told me they never experienced it. And when I called anabin they told me I need to contact with embassy. What shall I do now?

Interior Architecture is also commonly called Interior Design ("Innenarchitektur" in German).
Hope this helps.

Vielen Dank für Ihre Hilfe und Mühe:)
Still doesnt work 😔😔

Hi Friend,

I'm trying for Job seeker visa. im trying for appointment for my visa interview, but there slots are not available. I'm keep checking from September.

Do you have any idea how and when they will open the interview slot ?     Please share your number if possible. I need some information from you.

My chennai number is ***  ( Whatsup too )

Regards
Sri

Moderated by Priscilla 2 weeks ago
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Hi,

I am also facing same issue here in Chennai. I am checking for appointments but the slots are not there until January 2018. Another doubt arise in my mind is whether the slot may open at anytime based on requirement and we may book at that juncture. Please clarify the same.

I was planning to get appointment within this year. Fingers crossed. People with similar scenario, please share your experience.

Thanks,
Srihari

It is only two months until January! Certainly you don't make the decision to move to Germany on a short-term whim - such things need proper planning and preparation time.
Germans are usually planning months or even years in advance - you better learn that, too, otherwise you won't be happy in Germany!

Best is to call and email them regarding the slot issue. The embassy has its way which is confidential and might open up for interested or pursuing candidates.

Ps. My application result is due since applied on Sept 15th this year. Taking way more time

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