Seasonal work in Germany - in practice, this means: You work up to 90 days out of 180 days in agriculture. The following applies: You regularly work a minimum of 30 hours a week.
If you wish to take up seasonal work in Germany, a prior check will be carried out to ascertain whether and, if so, when and for how long, you have previously carried out this type of work. Important: You may not start seasonal work until you have been granted a work permit.
Note the period of employment
The period of employment stated on your work permit will determine how long you can work. This is irrespective of whether you started your employment later or ended it earlier than planned.
Work permit without a visa
The Federal Employment Agency (BA) may issue work permits to certain nationals without requiring prior approval by a visa office. This currently applies to nationals of Georgia who are permitted to work in Germany as seasonal workers without a visa.
As a seasonal worker, you must still register before entering the country. You can use the Digital Registration on Entry form to do this directly online.
As a seasonal worker, German labour law applies to you. It guarantees your comprehensive rights regarding employment contracts, holidays and social security. The most important regulations are listed below.