Working holiday visa in Germany

This working holiday visa helps young people from the participating countries to come to Germany.

Cost

The application fees for this visa would be $88.

Income

The minimum required monthly income for this visa is $0.

Duration

This visa allows you to stay in the country for a duration of 12 months.

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With this visa you can

This visa allows you to:

  • Stay in Germany for up to one year
  • Work for an employer for up to one year
  • Visit other EU/Schengen Area countries during your Working Holiday visa period
  • Leave and re-enter Germany any number of times while the visa is valid

Things to note

  • In Germany the working holiday visa is referred to as the Youth Mobility visa
  • you can work for 12 months on either a minimum employment basis (less than EUR 450 per month) or up to 50 days per year as part of a full-time job
  • you are not allowed to begin work in Germany without a valid Working Holiday visa
  • you can only participate once

Conditions

You must pass the following requirements:

  • be a Citizen of one of the above Partner countries
  • be aged between 18 and 30 years old (including 30); for Canadian Citizens the age limit is between 18 and 35 years old (including 35)
  • not be accompanied by dependent family members (e.g. children)
  • your Passport must exceed the end of your stay by at least 3 months
  • have proof of health insurance valid in Germany (e.g. travel insurance for Germany) with coverage of at least €30,000 (EUR) including costs for medical evacuation/repatriation
  • show a recent bank statement (with full name) indicating proof of sufficient funds – up to $5,500 (USD) for the duration of your stay
  • pay the €75 (EUR) visa fee at time of visa application in Germany

How to apply

  • Normal processing time: 1-2 weeks
  • Visa fee: 75 EUR

Most applicants must apply in person by the respective German Embassy in their home country prior to coming to Germany.

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