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.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier addresses the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, in Berlin [File: Nadja Wohlleben/Reuters]


  1. Germany is suffering from an unprecedented labor shortage.
    Entry hurdles for work visa applicants have been lowered.
  2. More than half of German companies were struggling to fill vacancies due to a lack of skilled workers.
  3. The proportion of companies facing difficulties hiring was at its highest ever level, the DIHK found in its survey of 22,000 companies.
  4. Fifty-three percent (53%) reported worker shortages.
    Skilled work Visas are issued according to your;

1) Professional qualifications,
2) Age
3) Language skills.

Jobs in these areas apply today

  1. Electrical engineers
  2. Mechanical engineers
  3. Building and related electricians
  4. Generalist medical practitioners
  5. Specialist medical practitioners
  6. Nursing professionals
  7. Midwifery professionals
  8. Electronics mechanics and servicers
  9. ICT installers and servicers
  10. Bank tellers and related clerks
  11. Engineering professionals not elsewhere.
  12. Policy administration professionals
  13. Civil engineers
  14. Commercial and sales representatives
  15. Database designers and administrators
  16. Computer network professionals
  17. Structural-metal preparers and erectors
  18. Mechanical engineering technicians
  19. Electrical engineering technicians
  20. Personal care workers in health services


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 :- Thanks to the new law, all skilled professionals can now travel to Germany to look for work. No matter if they hold a recognised university degree or have completed recognised vocational training. If you are a qualified professional with a recognised vocational education, you can now enter Germany to look for a job. With sufficient German language skills, you are eligible for a visa that is valid for up to six months and will enable you to come and look for work in Germany. In general, you’ll need to have at least B1 level German. And you’ll need to be able to finance your stay in Germany for the entire duration of your visa. While you’re in Germany looking for work, you may have to take on trial employment for up to ten hours a week. This gives employers and foreign employees the opportunity to see if they are a good match for each other. The trial employment option is also available to skilled professionals with a recognised university degree. Young people who want to complete vocational training in Germany, such as training to become a geriatric nurse, will also benefit from the Skilled Immigration Act.

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.

Answer :- If German authorities do not recognise your foreign qualifications, you will receive a notification detailing the areas in which you need to obtain additional qualifications. To gain such qualifications, you can apply for a residence permit valid for up to 18 months so that you can complete the necessary training and education. The prerequisites for this visa are A2 level German and the financial means to support yourself during your stay. In some cases, this visa can be extended up to two years.

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  2. We guide and advise you on what JOB to apply for in Germany and navigation in detailed application processes which can be tight!
  3. We assist you to collect all needed documents and provide you with examples.
  4. Provision of useful specialized information and links as well as contact information to facilitate the application.
  5. Assist with applications process
  6. We assist you in completing the online forms and submission procedures
  7. Then assist you to monitor the process of approval.
  8. Focused consultation and support in possible issues to make your application successful.

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