What exactly is skilled labour immigration?
Skilled labour immigration to Germany means that people with certain skills, qualifications and professional experience move to Germany to find employment or career opportunities.
In most cases, these are people living in countries outside the European Union (EU) who wish to work in Germany in occupations where there is a demand for certain skills and knowledge.
Our activities at dif.international aim to facilitate your path to Germany as a qualified labour force. We help you to find the right job, obtain a work visa or residence permit based on qualifications and job offers and support you with your integration in Germany.
So, what are you waiting for? Start your immigration process today and experience the opportunity to pursue a rewarding career, develop professionally and experience life in Germany.
6 reasons why you should do the skilled labour immigration to Germany
Germany has a strong economy and a high demand for skilled workers in various sectors, offering ample job opportunities and career advancement prospects.
You – as skilled worker – benefit from competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, providing financial stability and a high standard of living.
Quality of Life
Germany is known for its high quality of life, with good healthcare, education, infrastructure, and social welfare systems, making it an attractive destination for you.
Skilled migration to Germany provides access to advanced training, research facilities, and many development opportunities, enhancing skills and expertise in a global context.
Immigrating to Germany offers the chance to immerse oneself in a rich cultural heritage, diverse traditions, and vibrant arts scene, providing a unique as well as enriching life experience.
European Union Access
By migrating to Germany, you gain access to the European Union (EU) market, opening up potential opportunities for international collaboration, business ventures, and travel within the EU.
How do I qualify for skilled labour immigration?
The visa regulations depend on your nationality and are divided into two areas in Germany:
1. Citizens of the EU, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland
You can start straight away! No visa is required to enter the country and start your job. If you want to live in Germany, all you need to do is register with a residents‘ registration office. You can find more information here.
2. Citizens from other countries
You can also do the skilled labour migration to Germany, but you will need a visa to do so. This visa can be applied for at the German diplomatic mission in your country, provided you fulfil these criteria:
a. You have found a job in a German company and can present your contract.
b. Your national training and skills have been recognised in Germany.
c. You can cover your living costs.
Further information on visa regulations and the documents required to apply for a visa can be obtained from the German diplomatic mission in your country of residence. If you have any further questions, please contact us.
In Germany, you are only allowed to work in regulated professions if you have certain qualifications. This applies to many professions in healthcare, legal advice, teaching at state schools and engineering. There are also regulations for certain master craftsmen and women who run a business.
If you want to work in one of these regulated professions, you will always need a certificate of official recognition of your foreign professional qualification, regardless of your country of origin. In the case of regulated professions, the decision on official recognition is usually made as part of the procedure for granting a licence to practise.
If you do not know yet, if your profession is regulated please contact us and we will help you. Also, non-regulated professions may require state recognition. We will let you know about this personally. To complete the recognition process, please register on our platform, enter the relevant data and book the recognition procedure.
If you want to apply for jobs in Germany, your German language skills are very important.
In most cases, your interview will already be in German, but German will also be your main language at work and in your daily life here. You should start learning at an early stage so that you can successfully master your immigration and integration process.
You can find more information on our learn German page.
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