I am a software engineer from Lahore, Pakistan with a job offer from a Munich based German company. I full-fill the requirements of an EU Blue-card which requires an initial work visa from my country to travel to Germany. Upon initial inquiry, German Embassy in Pakistan has asked me to get an equivalence certificate from ZAB. I applied to ZAB more than a month ago, paid the fee and they told me to expect two weeks for processing but since then they have not responded to my emails. Now the appointment with Embassy is just around the corner and it does not look like I will get any news from ZAB before that.
My degree is categorized as 'Entspricht' and the university is listed as H+ in Anabin database.
I guess my options are limited in the sense that I can tell Embassy staff that I have applied for a ZAB certificate but I am still waiting. Would this be reason enough for them to turn down my application? The appointment cycle at German Embassy is very long and next attempt may not be available before a couple of months.
Are there other any options available? Appreciate response from people who have been in similar situation before.