I am from India and working in Bahrain as a technical draftsman.
In September, a German company took me to Germany for an interview and I passed it. Once I returned to Bahrain, I got a job offer from the German company situated in Schopfhiem (Lorrach district) as a Technical Draftsman and a gross salary of 50,700 Euro. The HR asked for my certificates and experience certificates, so I sent them my secondary school leaving certificate and experience certificates. I don't have a degree, I have only secondary school leaving certificate but I have more than 8 years experience in this field.
The HR sent all my documents the head office situated in Stuttgart, so they contacted me for some other details and I sent them all related documents later. I was told that I need Federal Employment Agency approval for visa processing and the company applied for it on 3 December. Until February 5th, there was no news about it, so I sent an email to HR in Stuttgart and was told that because I don't have a degree, my first application was rejected and they applied again, showing that I am right candidate they are looking for.
Is tere any hope for getting approval? How many time can I apply for FEA approval? Has anyone without a degree gone through this process?