How does German immigration work?
April 2, 2010 11:33 AM Subscribe
Has my German employer handled all the immigration stuff correctly?
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (2 answers total)
I'm an American who recently took a visiting position with a university in Germany. I was aware that German consulates abroad never issue visas for work or residence, merely entrance visas, and that a visa waiver suffices for entrance with the intent to work, so I'm now here in Germany. I'm not completely sure however that all the various tasks have been handled correctly, well let's just say the staff does not inspire complete confidence.
We now have signed letter or employment, contract, social insurance, and we'll soon submit a form for the Landsamt. I think however there are other things that still must be done for the work and residence permits. In particular, I have been visiting faculty at a German university once before many years ago. At that time, there was some agency that took my passport and printed the work visa in it, probably the Auslandsamt, Ausländerbehörde, or something.
How can I make sure everything has been handled correctly? Who took my passport to print the visa before?