IT tech talents | What does the Skilled Worker Immigration Act improve for you?

The Skilled Workers Immigration Act (Fachkräfte-Einwanderungsgesetz) has been in force since March 1, 2020. And it is intended to remedy the shortage of skilled workers in Germany. After all, this will make things much easier for you if you want to work in Germany. However, the processes are still challenging enough. Especially for people from non-EU countries. But, what do you have to consider? And, who can support you here?

What changes with the law?

(This article is largely based on the source:: IHK Ratgeber, “Fachkräfte aus dem Ausland …”) Among other things, the law speeds up the processes for your future employer to allow you to work in Germany. Once you have decided on a job, you must give the employer a power of attorney. With which the employer concludes a contract with the relevant immigration authority. This makes the procedure much less time-consuming than before. For example, the accelerated skilled worker procedure shortens the examination of skilled workers from third countries to two months. After the so-called preliminary approval, the further steps can be initiated.

IT tech talents | Who is allowed to work in Germany?

Your access to the German labor market is unhindered if you are from the EU or EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland). Here the freedom of movement applies, according to which these people can take up a job in Germany. But what if you are not from one of these countries? Then you first need a concrete job offer, the permission of the Federal Employment Agency. This applies to citizens as “other third countries” (i.e. not from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Japan, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Republic of Korea and Great Britain). Consequently, they also need an entry visa, which has to be applied for at a foreign representation before applying for entry. Among other things, a signed employment contract is required for this.

It gets easier, but not simple – what to do?

Especially if you come from “other third countries”, it is good and important to have someone at your side during the bureaucratic processes. Someone who can also help you with the preparations for living and working in Germany. We at Brainsworld support you in getting a job and a signed employment contract first. And not just any contract, but a contract that creates a real win-win situation for you and your employer. Then we will take care of everything else for you. From obtaining a visa to entering the country, finding an apartment, learning the German language, dealing with the various necessary authorities, and so on. In addition, we will accompany you until your first day of work in our country. A warm welcome!


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