Germany is expanding and simplifying access to the labour market

13.06.2024 - Article
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Building on the Skilled Immigration Act that took effect on 1 March 2020, the Act on the Further Development of Skilled Immigration has now expanded the opportunities for skilled workers from non-EU states to come to Germany in order to take up employment, in many cases also simplifying visa applications.

The new law has several parts. Its provisions entered into force gradually and were fully in force by 1 June 2024. Here is an overview of the individual changes: www.make-it-in-germany.com

Before you apply for a visa as a skilled worker, you must have your qualifications officially recognised. This process is carried out by specific bodies within Germany. Information can be found at www.anerkennung-in-deutschland.de. Skilled workers who are interested in applying for a visa should begin this process in good time.

The Consular Services Portal: You can apply online for Federal Foreign Office services here.

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