The application and documents need to be at the Embassy 4 weeks before your departure at the latest! A non-paid, voluntary job and an internship require a work permit! The internship needs to be relevant for your studies!
You need to fill in the documents very careful and completely, because they will be send back to you otherwise. Money transfer and credit cards are not accepted in Berlin although it is on the application form!
Where to apply:
You can download the application form for a Work Visa (INZ 1015) here.
What you need:
Item 1-3 of the form requires clear and readable copies on
- A signed contract of your future employer in New Zealand. Duration and type of work needs to be stated in the contract.
- If you are doing an unpaid internship, you need proof of sufficient funds; € 500 per months to cover your living costs in New Zealand. Accepted are bank statements or Travelers Checks.
- A letter (“approval in principle") confirming that your future employer is allowed to hire foreign employees. You can find the respective form for your employer here:
- Students need to present a letter of their university or college in Germany or Austria confirming the relevance of the internship for their studies.
Application fee is 100€ for Germany and 105€ for Austria.