I'm from India and I'm currently doing an internship in Germany. The organization that gave me the internship also offered me a job now. Is it possible for me to change the status of my visa from an internship visa to a work visa from Germany itself? Or do I need to go back to India to do the same?

  • I am afraid nobody could answer you at the time, but maybe you could come back and provide an answer on how you solved this, in order to help future users? That would be great.
    – mts
    Jul 27, 2017 at 16:13
  • was your "internship visa" type-C or type-D visa?
    – Our
    Jul 26, 2020 at 17:04

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I just want to provide some closure to this thread. It is actually possible to convert an internship visa to a job visa from within Germany. Just take an appointment at your city's Auslanderbehorde (Foreigners office). They will give you a list of documents like your work contract, current residence permit, etc. And then they will give you a new residence permit after the processing is complete.


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