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Skilled Migration

GERMANY Skilled Visa

Skilled migration to Germany refers to the process of moving to Germany for work purposes based on your qualifications and skills. Germany has a strong demand for skilled workers, particularly in sectors experiencing a labor shortage.

Things you should know about Skilled migration

1. Job Seeker Visa: If you are a non-EU citizen and wish to search for a job in Germany, you can apply for a Job Seeker Visa. This visa allows you to stay in Germany for up to six months to seek employment. It is important to note that the visa does not grant you the right to work during this period; its purpose is to enable you to find a job.

2. Recognition of Qualifications: If you have obtained your qualifications outside of Germany, you may need to have them recognized by the relevant authorities in Germany. The process involves submitting your educational and professional credentials to the appropriate authorities for evaluation. This recognition is essential for many regulated professions in Germany.

3. In-Demand Occupations: Germany has a high demand for professionals in various sectors, including engineering, IT, healthcare, natural sciences, mathematics, skilled trades, and more. These sectors offer good career opportunities for skilled migrants. Research the labor market and identify occupations that are currently in demand to increase your chances of finding employment.

4. German Language Skills: Proficiency in the German language significantly enhances your job prospects and integration into German society. While there are English-speaking job opportunities, especially in sectors like IT and academia, knowing German is generally beneficial. Some jobs, particularly those involving direct contact with customers or clients, may require German language skills.

5. Job Search and Networking: Utilize online job portals, professional networks, and job fairs to search for job opportunities in Germany. Networking is also crucial for finding employment, as personal connections and referrals often play a significant role in the job market. Join industry-specific associations and attend professional events to expand your network.

6. Job Contract and Visa Application: Once you secure a job offer, your prospective employer will typically provide you with a job contract. With this contract, you can apply for a work visa or a EU Blue Card, depending on your qualifications and the terms of the job offer. The EU Blue Card is a residence and work permit for highly skilled workers.

7. Health Insurance: Health insurance is mandatory in Germany. Before you start working, you need to have health insurance coverage. Depending on your employment status, you can either choose public health insurance or private health insurance options available in Germany.

8. Cost of Living: Consider the cost of living in Germany, particularly in major cities. While salaries are generally higher than in some other countries, the cost of housing, utilities, transportation, and healthcare should be factored into your financial planning.

9. Permanent Residency: After living and working in Germany for a certain period (usually five years), you may be eligible to apply for permanent residency or even German citizenship, provided you meet the necessary requirements. Permanent residency grants you the right to live and work in Germany indefinitely.

It is important to note that immigration policies and requirements can change, so it is advisable to consult official government websites and authorities, such as the German Federal Foreign Office or the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, for the most up-to-date information regarding skilled migration to Germany.

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