Germany Opportunity Card

Germany Opportunity Card

About this visa


Under this opportunity card applicants will be able to enter Germany for a job search subject to fulling the requirements of Germany Opportunity Card Visa. Having a Germany opportunity job search card enables skilled people to enter the country to look for a job. During this period the applicants search for a job relevant to their qualification and skills

Eligibility Requirements for Germany opportunity card


There are two ways to qualify for Germany job search opportunity card


First option for qualifying is receiving full recognition in Germany of applicant’s foreign qualification. This full recognition of their foreign qualification qualifies them to be skilled workers


Second option to qualify is having an academic or a vocational training recognized in the country where the applicant obtained that qualification along with 2 years of vocational training and having partial equivalence of this qualification by ZAB Central Office for Foreign Education. Applicants also need to score 6 points to qualify for Germany job search opportunity card

Germany opportunity card points


  • Partial Equivalence with German qualification- 4 points
  • Qualification in list shortage occupation in Germany- 1 point
  • Professional experience

2 years within last 5 years – 2 points


5 years in 7 years - 3 points

  • Points for Age Germany opportunity card

Aged under 35 – 2 points


Aged between 35 and 40 - 1 point

  • Points for Germany or English Language skills

German language skills at A2 – 1 point


German language skills at B1- 2 points


German language skills at B2 or above - 3 points


English language levels C1 or above or if you are a native English language speaker -1 point

  • Previous stay in Germany for a continuous period of 6 months to study any language course or any work -1 point

If your partner or spouse meets the Germany opportunity card requirements - 1 point

Funds requirement for Germany job search opportunity card


Applicants need to have sufficient resources when applying for Germany opportunity card. They can prove this by having a blocked bank account with amount of €1,027 per month, or a declaration of commitment

Steps in the process of Germany opportunity card from India


  • Get Qualification Equivalence
  • Collect evidence of points scored
  • Arrange the documents required for Germany opportunity card
  • Prepare Germany opportunity card visa file
  • Book Appointment for Germany opportunity Card
  • Visit the German Mission to submit the application
  • Visa Fee for Germany opportunity card in Euro 75



West Highlander Immigration established since 2005 is one of the most experienced consultancy having expertise in immigration matters. The team at West Highlander is qualified and experienced to handle your Germany opportunity card visa case effectively. The process involves many steps like Germany equivalence of your qualification, preparing effective cover letter showing your job research in Germany. All these are very important for the success of your visa. West Highlander is well equipped to assist visa spirants with the complete process of Germany opportunity visa.


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