Working in Germany
Access to the German labour market
Foreign nationals other than European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals may as a rule only seek gainful employment in Germany if they have a residence permit explicitly authorizing them to do so.Australian, Israeli, Japanese, Canadian, South Korean, New Zealand and US citizens may obtain such a residence permit from the relevant foreigners authority also after their arrival in Germany. It is important to note, however, that they may not commence their intended employment until they have the permit. All other foreign nationals including from Nepal must apply for a work visa from the German Embassy in their country.
Access to the German labour market for third-country nationals including from Nepal is strictly regulated by law (Ordinance on the admission of foreigners for the purpose of taking up employment). Access is in principle limited to certain occupational groups and normally requires the approval of the employment authorities.