Internship in Germany: Visa Regulations
Do I need a visa if I am not from Germany?
If you are an EU citizen, you don't need a work permit. If you are a non-EU citizen, you do.
If you are studying and living outside Germany and applying for an internship in Germany, you will need:
- a work permit before you are allowed to undertake an internship
- will need health insurance, which is compulsory for anyone working in Germany, and necessary for getting a work permit
The Working Holiday Visa enables to stay in Germany for up to 12 months and take up a paid job.
For all countries: Be 18 and 30 years (35 for Canada)
- Not accompanied by children
- Posses a valid Passport
- Have proof of sufficient fund
- Posses return air tickets or equivalent funds
- Show proof of health insurance valid in Germany for the duration of the stay
- 2 application forms for Residence Permit
- 2 passport photographs
- proof of professional qualifications (proof of studies)
- proof of sufficient funds for first 3 months
- internship contract from host company
- evidence of health insurance