Which category does the Ausbildung visa fall under?

Hi guys. So I've been doing some research on the visa application process for an Ausbildung. In my country the German embassy has different categories for getting visa application appointment dates and I'm unsure which one the Ausbildung falls under. It seems like it could either of these two:

https://service2.diplo.de/rktermin/exte … oryId=1676

https://service2.diplo.de/rktermin/exte … oryId=1986

With the first category you'd have to wait a year for an appointment date and with the second you'd get a date after 3 weeks. The latter states that it's only suitable for visas that fall under the Skilled Worker Act and you need a vorabzustimmung zum Visum. From the official German government site they linked Ausbildungen are mentioned under it but I've heard that vorabzustimmung zum Visum aren't granted for Ausbildung contracts and I'm unsure if this is true. I'd rather not have to wait a year and most likely lose the Ausbildung position I'd get. So I'd like to confirm if Ausbildungen fall under the second category.

Every embassy handles this differently - so you better call the embassy and ask!

But it is a sad fact that German embassies are often overworked and understaffed and a lot of opportunities are lost due to this.

Like Beppi mentioned, always best to confirm with the embassy/consulate. But neither of the 2 choices you have linked to seem appropriate. There is another on the list that seems more likely:

https://service2.diplo.de/rktermin/exte … oryId=1717

The purpose of a Ausbildung is training, it is not a job per se. There can be a work component as part of the training but this is not like getting a seperate job and no work visa is involved. During a Ausbildung one is not allowed to work outside of the program. One also needs a B1 or B2 level of German for any Ausbildung. And yes, the waiting times listed show over a year. And I don't know how this is practically possible for one to get accepted and then have to wait so long to even apply for the visa.

Here is a link to the immigration laws that seem to apply for such a situation.

https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/engl … html#p0371

@artisticaleuphoria Bro any information about the category? I'm also confused.

@Sikandar Khan69

Hi. I eventually figured it out. So both the first (the one for blue card, Worker visa, Au pair etc) and second (skilled workers' visa) is meant for the Ausbildung but you only qualify for the second category if your company or Ausbildungsplatz gets you a pre-approval by applying for the Beschleunigte Fachkräfte Verfahren. With the second one you won't have to wait so long for an interview so if you can, I'd advise that you look for a company that's willing to help you with the pre approval.