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You wish to look for a suitable job in Germany after successful completion of your degree or doctoral studies. By law you can apply for an 18-month job searching residence permit. To have a residence permit issued for the purposes of looking for a job, please bring the following with you to the immigration authority:

  • your passport
  • 1 current biometric passport photo (not older than six months)
  • leaving certificate
  • proof of current health insurance cover
  • proof of sufficient financial resources (8640 euros in an account in Germany, or a statement of commitment in accordance with § 68 of the German Residence Act)
  • 93 Euros  (you can pay only with ec-card)