As of 1 August 2012 graduates holding a German or equivalently recognised university degree or a foreign degree comparable to a German degree will be eligible to enter Germany to seek employment. In order to seek employment a holder of a jobseeker visa may stay in Germany for up to six months..

To obtain a jobseeker visa, applicants must provide proof of university degree and proof of financial means for the intended duration of stay. While seeking employment jobseekers are not permitted to work either employed or self-employed.

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