I work as a developer in the Middle East (Lebanon). Lately, I got a job offer and a contract from a great company in Germany, but I found that my university degree is not recognized (actually its H+/-, that means: no clear statement about the university degree) so I looked into it and found that I need to apply for recognition, but the problem is, it might take about 3 months, which I don't have!.
So I am wondering if I can apply for the visa using the job contract and my unrecognized degree, or it most probably will be rejected?
So after contacting the ZAB service in Germany, I got the recognition in 1 week! because I was applying for a Blue card. Other applications might take 3 months but for the blue card, it is one to two weeks. So make sure to mention that you are recognizing your degrees for a blue card application.
Also, you cannot apply for a blue card without a recognized degree.
I got the visa after 4 months of the application! But here in Germany, the processes are very complicated and not well organized. So I applied for a family reunion visa for my family and after 7 months, I was checking and they don't know anything about the application and no one is helping. So for me till now it is a bad experience here.