Our many years of experience with all the formalities of a visa application, the work and residence permit as well as the local authority procedures enable us to provide you with the best possible support in this process.
We support newly arriving professionals and their families with a smooth integration into a new living environment as well as a new social network.
IRC offers comprehensive support for Company-Moves. With our experience, we can support with the initial planning, have the expertise to organize employee „Berlin-Introduction Event“. Along with our partners, we can assist with finding the Office-Space you need to settle the company at a location which best suits your needs. IRC can attend to supporting your employees with Home-Finding and Settling-In.
IRC can support the accompanying spouse with their career opportunities and/or alternatives to ensure successful integration.
Get in touch with IRC Relocation1
An IRC consultant will contact you2
You will supply us with some Details about your Inquiry3
We will develop a very company specific and individualized package4
Upon accepting our offer, a consultant will accompany and support you until the end5
We offer continual support6
IRC Relocation has been active in the market for over 25 years. In that time, we have built a large network of friendly property managers, brokers and individuals through which we find housing before it comes on the market. In addition, each of our experienced staff members has developed a variety of strategies to quickly and effectively find properties that are a perfect fit for the prospect.
It is difficult to estimate how much time will pass before the visa is issued. A number of factors are relevant here.
The first step in applying for a work visa is to make an appointment at the relevant German embassy. Some embassies have appointments as early as four weeks, while others can take up to two years.
All documents submitted to the relevant German embassy are sent to the Federal Employment Agency for approval. There they are closely examined. The focus is on the job description, the employment contract (if available), training certificates, the curriculum vitae and previous work experience. Based on the data, the agency checks its database to determine whether it is necessary to fill a position with a foreign candidate or whether someone in Germany with the same qualifications is seeking employment. If no suitable domestic candidate is available, the clearance is sent to the relevant German embassy. Typically, the process takes two weeks.
A prior application for work permit approval in Germany, will be sent to you by express courier and thus the process can be expedited.
Once the German Embassy has received the confirmation, the applicant will be notified. The consulate, or embassy is the highest authority and decides whether or not to issue a visa. After that a date for the application of the visa will be given.
You can find all important information on this topic on the information portal of the Berlin Senate Administration. You are allowed to drive in Germany for six months with a valid driver's license from abroad.
- Facilitation of the application for a settlement permit
- Facilitation of family reunification, or language skills and employment of the spouse are positively influenced.
- Facilitation of mobility and planning security
Yes, a visa for employment is mandatory for taking up a job in Germany and enables you to start working immediately.
A visa is valid for entry into Germany. Its application is made at the embassy or consulate abroad. A visa can be valid for up to 12 months and allows e.g. immediate work or study and is purpose-bound.
A residence permit is applied for a longer stay and specific purpose of stay in Germany. With a settlement permit, the purpose of stay is cancelled. The residence permit is applied for at the specific foreigners authority in Germany.
When deciding on your needs, IRC Relocation will also have someone available to guide you through the process.
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