Update of August 19, 2016: Now including a step-by-step guide for a better overview

Starting your professional career with a vocational training in Germany – a dream for many people who come from outside the EU. Are you excited and looking forward to the beginning of your vocational training?

We don’t want to burst your bubble – but there are a few things you need to consider in order to find a vocational training position in Germany. So-called ‘third countries’ do not have separate agreements with the EU resulting in stricter regulations for those citizens that plan on immigrating and working here. But don’t worry, we will guide you on your way.

Our infographic explains every step on your way to finding a vocational training in Germany – from the process of having your school-leaving certificates recognized to applying for a visa.

How to make a vocational training in Germany as non-EU citizen

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