I am applying for German job seeker visa at New York center on 1st week of December and I am planning to travel overseas towards the end of December. I need help to know what is the processing time for job seeker visa and how much time they will take for stamping.

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From the Visa : Frequently Asked Questions - Federal Foreign Office the general answer is:

How long will I have to wait for my visa?
The processing time for visa applications (short stay) takes up to 15 days.

If long-term residence permits or visa for employment in Germany are applied for, the processing time will be up to several months.

As a general rule, visas where consultation with the Aliens' Authority (Ausländerbehörde) are needed take longer.

When this is meantioned at the Visa for Germany or Employment in Germany

  • as it is for the student visa in the first site
  • or Jobseeker (the pdf form you will need to fill out) in the second

assume the time needed will be longer (1 to 3 months).

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