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Germany Immigration

Germany is one of the most developed countries in the world. It is the fourth-richest economy in the world and the most developed country in Europe. These factors make it an appealing destination to settle down in.


This West European Nation is the most liberal on the continent regarding welcoming immigrants onto its shores. In 2020, the country enforced new rules to allow skilled migrant workers to enter it. 

You first need a visa to enter Germany. After entering it, you need to get a residence permit that allows you to be employed there. Qualified workers are eligible to apply for a residence permit that allows them to enter Germany and search for a job for a duration of up to six months. For the visa, known as the German Job Seeker visa, applicants need to have a minimum university degree which needs to be recognized as equivalent to a degree in Germany.  

This visa’s main features are the following. 

  • It is granted for six months to allow individuals to hunt for German jobs by meeting their prospective employers in person. This would increase their opportunities of obtaining jobs that fit them according to their qualifications are apt as per their skills and work experience. 

  • These visa holders are allowed to bring Germany their spouses/partners and dependent children to the country after they secure jobs by converting into work permits their job-seeker visas.

  • There is no age limit on the applicants who apply for this visa. The applicants do not need to fulfill points-based requirements, nor do they need to take an IELTS or TOEFL exam. Moreover, any number of job seeker visas can be issued to migrants.

Germany also awards settlement permits to skilled workers, such as talented scientists and teachers of universities or assistants who perform executive roles.

Meanwhile, EU Blue Card is awarded to migrant workers with a degree equivalent to a degree in Germany. The applicants need to have a contract of employment with a stipulated minimum wage. 


Why does Germany need migrant workers?

  • Germany’s population rates are dwindling, and the number of skills shortages in crucial sectors is ever-increasing. These problems can only be solved if migrant workers come to Germany and become a part of its workforce.  

  • The government of Germany is, therefore, leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to welcome foreigners. Also, the number of eligible Germans of the working-age will decrease massively in three to four years.

  • All qualified professionals who hold an accredited degree are eligible for the “EU Blue Card” that allows them to reside and work in Germany for a long time. However, they must earn a yearly gross income of a minimum of €52,000. 

  • Qualified specialists in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM), health care, and doctors are eligible for a Blue Card of the EU if their income is as good as German workers and is at least €40,560 a year in gross,

  • Holders of EU Blue Cards are eligible for a German permanent residence (PR) permit after completing a tenure of 33 months in Germany. 

Why migrate to Germany?

  • Any number of attractive job opportunities for professionals in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) disciplines, 

  • Germany provides free education and healthcare to its residents, besides other benefits.

  • The country has one of the quickest visa processes among developed economies.

  • Attractive salaries are given in Germany to qualified workers.

  • Once you get a German work permit, you can travel unrestrictedly to any of the countries within the European Union (EU) 

  • The second-largest European country by area is also the second most popular destination for migrants globally after the United States.

  • You can get an EU Blue Card Visa in only a few years after working in Germany

In-demand occupations:

Information Technology, Banking & Finance, Sales & Marketing, Engineering, Pharmaceutical, and Human Resources, among others. 

BMC Germany visa deliverable:

Best Migration Consultant (BMC) offers a holistic visa process for Germany by undertaking the following.


  • Understanding the client’s needs after a discussion with them

  • Setting up a Case Study

  • Providing to the client a checklist of required documents 

  • Assisting in booking a slot at a German embassy or consulate. 

  • Reviewing of documents to be submitted 

  • Providing informed advice on making changes if needed

  • Filling out the application forms

  • Preparing statements of purpose (SOPs)

  • Holding a mock interview session before the actual one 

Why BMC?

When you apply for a German PR visa, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Most aspiring migrants chose us because they want to about this process meticulously. As you cannot take chances, repose your faith in Best Migration Consultant (BMC), the most reliable immigration consultant in the world.  German Jobseeker Visa

Eligibility Points Calculator

German language (50 to 25 Points):

Minimum level needed is A2.

Adaptability (50 Points):

Close relatives (till second degree) in Baden-Württemberg.

Previous stay in Germany (50 Points):

Earlier stay in Germany.

Previous stay in EU (50 Points):

Earlier stay in European Union.

Proficiency in English or French language (25 Points)

Advanced proficiency in English or French language.

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Steps to apply for the express entry program

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Step 1:

The key step for German immigration! Checking your eligibility for German immigration is the foremost step. Use the Germany Points calculator for free to check your score and eligibility. Note: You need to score a minimum of 75 points to get eligible for Germany Immigration and to boost your chances for Germany PR Visa, you need to score more than 100 points.

Step 2:
Make an appointment at the German embassy

Get ready with the checklist! Get ready with a checklist of requirements to make an appointment for German immigration

Step 3:
Applying in the country of residence

Become a permanent resident! The processing fee for a German Job Seeker Visa is EUR 75. The equivalent amount in the local currency will have to be paid. The processing time for a German Permanent Residency varies from a few days to up to some weeks.

Step 4:
Enter Germany

Health insurance is a mandate for entry! Need to have sufficient health insurance coverage, as it is mandatory to enter Germany.

Step 5:
Apply for a German residence permit

Residence permit - A gateway for employment in Germany Make an appointment with the Foreigner’s Authority Apply for a residence permit for taking up employment in Germany Do note that the residence permit would have to be applied for before the expiry of the entry visa.

can help ?

BMC is one of the leaders in Germany immigration and visa consulting services. Our teams have worked on thousands of Germany visa applications and we have the knowledge and experience to help you throughout the process. Our services include:

  • Our coaching services will ace your scores of standardized tests and improve your language proficiency in Germany based on which your visa applications will be assessed
  • Evaluating your eligibility to work in Germany, through Germany Immigration Points Calculator.
  • Job search assistance to find a jobs in Germany
  • Free counseling from our Germany immigration experts on how to initiate the process, which jobs you are looking for etc.
  • Free webinars on Germany work, immigration, etc., by our immigration professionals, which helps you to achieve your professional goals easily.
  • Step-by-step guidance to work in Germany which increases your success rate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Migrants have an essential role in the economic and social growth of Germany. The need for skilled labor has made skilled migrants come to Germany. In the last ten years, the government of Germany has put significant efforts into integrating immigrants. This is done to address the shortage of skilled workers in critical sectors.

Germany lacks skilled workers in its democracy for many occupations. Experts have issued a warning that it would see a shortage of skilled workers of three million workers by 2030. An increase in the population of aged citizens and the declining birth rates are the primary cause of the shortage.

After the Germany reunification in 1990, it saw high numbers of immigrants to the country. The advantageous economic situation and stable conditions in the labor market aided immigration. The immigration figures reached their peak in 1992.

Only during the recession of 2008-2009 did Germany see fewer numbers of immigrants. In this period, the migration rate was negative. The last time it happened was in 1984.

More than 9 million foreign nationals live in Germany. The country is the 2nd most famous destination globally, after the USA. Each year thousands of foreign nationals immigrate to Germany for a better future. People of different nationalities, educations, religions, and professions contribute to the cultural mosaic of Germany. Some of the factors that contribute to immigration to Germany are

  • The extensive market for jobs for professionals in the technology, engineering, and manufacturing sectors
  • Lucrative benefits for the residents, which includes free education and healthcare
  • German cities are consistently ranked among the ‘World’s Most Livable Cities.
  • The industries in Germany face a shortage of skilled workers. It creates job opportunities for immigrants.
  • Germany has one of the most speedy visa processing facilities
  • Good pay,
  • Good benefits
  • Access to the European Union after you get your visa
  • Germany has the largest population in Western Europe

The most influential economy in Europe

Till recently you could move to Germany without a job with a jobseeker visa. This visa gave you six months to stay in Germany and look for a job failing which you had to return to your home country.

However, with the Skilled Workers Immigration Act coming into force, the possibilities for the immigration of skilled workers from non-academic or vocational training from many non-EU countries can migrate to Germany for work.

There are also certain relaxation in the existing rules regarding the conditions for qualified professionals with university degrees.

From March 2020, professionals with a vocational training qualification can also go to Germany for looking for a job. The pre-condition, in this case, is that the foreign qualification must be recognized by the corresponding body in Germany.

Also, the person must have funds for supporting himself during the entire duration of stay. They must also have necessary skills in the German language – usually B-1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

A prominent change to be introduced by the Skilled Workers Immigration Act is that during the time spent in Germany for job-hunting, you will also be allowed to work on a trial basis. You can work for a maximum of 10 hours per week on a trial basis while in Germany on a job seeker visa.

Before the Skilled Workers Immigration Act came into force, you could only look for a job on a job seeker visa. You were not allowed to take up any work as such.

Starting your own business

You can move to Germany without a job if you intend to start your own business. You will need to apply for a residence permit and permission to start your business. You will need a self-employment visa if you are coming to Germany temporarily and for business purposes.

Before approving your visa, the authorities will check the feasibility of your business idea, review your business plan and your previous experience in business.

They will check if you have the capital to start your business and if your business has the potential to meet economic or regional needs in Germany. If your business is successful you can get unlimited extension for your residence permit

IELTS score is generally not required for obtaining a work permit in Germany. However, proficiency in the German language may be necessary for many job opportunities. The specific language requirements can vary depending on the job position, employer, and region in Germany. It's important to check the official requirements and consult with the relevant authorities or employers for accurate and up-to-date information.