You may be issued a residence title for skilled workers that entitles you to take up employment:
Do not submit a visa application until you have met all of the requirements and are able to present a complete set of supporting documents. If your foreign degree or certificate has not yet been officially recognised, your visa application cannot be processed.
* If you have completed your professional training or higher education in Germany, then official recognition is not required. Different authorities are responsible for officially recognising foreign-earned degrees and certificates. For further information, please refer to:- www.make-it-in-germany.com- www.Anerkennung-in-Deutschland.de - the hotline “Working and Living in Germany” (Arbeiten und Leben in Deutschland): +49 30 1815 - 1111- Central Office for Foreign Education (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen)If you hold a degree from an institute of higher education and want to work in a non-regulated profession, confirmation that your degree is included in the anabin database may be sufficient. More information: https://anabin.kmk.org/anabin.html
** The required form is available here:
Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis (“Declaration regarding a contract of employment”)
Zusatzblatt A zum Formular (Supplement A to the form “Declaration regarding a contract of employment”) (only for visas to carry out the official recognition procedure)
Zusatzblatt B zum Formular “Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis” (Supplement B to the form “Declaration regarding a contract of employment”) (only for visas for secondments, ICT, staff exchanges)
For skilled workers the work must be subject to compulsory social insurance contributions in Germany. Special conditions apply to secondments.*** Information on regulated professions can be found at www.anerkennung-in-deutschland.de. The authorities that issue written permission to exercise certain professions also determine whether or not they officially recognise your degree or certificate.