SKILLED FOREIGN WORKERS IN GERMANY-
JOBS & VISAS NEW LAW 2023/24
There are serious shortages of “highly skilled” doctors, nurses and midwives. The lack of doctors refers to hospital doctors as well as resident doctors, especially in rural areas. The bottleneck on “skilled manual” personal care workers only includes care personnel for the elderly; this shortage is forecasted to increase due to demographic development. In addition to the technical and the health and care occupations, three bottleneck occupations on different skill levels could be identified (bank tellers and related clerks, policy administration professionals and commercial sales representatives). The development of the shortages differs greatly between the 20 occupations. It can be stated that the situation for certain types of engineers and technicians relaxed somewhat between 2007 and 2011, while the labour shortage in the health and care sector increased.
- Germany is suffering from an unprecedented labor shortage.
Entry hurdles for work visa applicants have been lowered.
- More than half of German companies were struggling to fill vacancies due to a lack of skilled workers.
- The proportion of companies facing difficulties hiring was at its highest ever level, the DIHK found in its survey of 22,000 companies.
- Fifty-three percent (53%) reported worker shortages.
Skilled work Visas are issued according to your;
1) Professional qualifications,
3) Language skills.
Jobs in these areas apply today
- Electrical engineers
- Mechanical engineers
- Building and related electricians
- Generalist medical practitioners
- Specialist medical practitioners
- Nursing professionals
- Midwifery professionals
- Electronics mechanics and servicers
- ICT installers and servicers
- Bank tellers and related clerks
- Engineering professionals not elsewhere.
- Policy administration professionals
- Civil engineers
- Commercial and sales representatives
- Database designers and administrators
- Computer network professionals
- Structural-metal preparers and erectors
- Mechanical engineering technicians
- Electrical engineering technicians
- Personal care workers in health services
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Answer: The Skilled Immigration Act applies to qualified professionals. You are considered a qualified professional. If you have a university degree, such as being a doctor, or you have completed vocational training, such as being an electrician.
This law does not provide any new visa opportunities for people who do not hold any formal qualifications, such as a waiter. Qualified professionals are allowed to work in the field in which they have studied or trained. They must arrange to have their foreign qualifications recognized by the German authorities. During this recognition process, the authorities will assess if your qualification obtained outside Germany is equivalent to a German occupational qualification. Or if your university degree is comparable to a German one. Before being able to apply for a visa, you must have received a job offer for skilled employment in Germany.
Answer :- The Skilled Immigration Act makes it easier to access the German labor market. Germany is now open to anyone who has completed vocational training. Regardless of whether a person’s occupation is in demand. Now all qualified professionals with a suitable occupation can be employed in Germany. That’s not the only thing that has changed. Employers were previously obliged to give preference to German applicants over those from other countries. This preferential system no longer exists. The federal employment agency still checks whether the working conditions of the job you’ve been offered meet the usual standards in Germany
Answer :- If so, you are eligible for a visa that will let you to stay in Germany for up to six months while you apply for vocational training.
Our Services and Support to you:
- We recommend Jobs in your area of qualification. / Vacancies
- We guide and advise you on what JOB to apply for in Germany and navigation in detailed application processes which can be tight!
- We assist you to collect all needed documents and provide you with examples.
- Provision of useful specialized information and links as well as contact information to facilitate the application.
- Assist with applications process
- We assist you in completing the online forms and submission procedures
- Then assist you to monitor the process of approval.
- Focused consultation and support in possible issues to make your application successful.
Contact Mr. Jim M Godfrey:
German Academic Institute
Membership Management Unit
Max-Joseph str. 9, 69126 Heidelberg, Germany