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Work Permit

As a foreigner seeking work in Germany you might need a work permit.  Your nationality is a key factor whether the work permit can be granted.

Work permit check according to nationality:

EU Nationals

one can enjoy the freedom of movement and working in Germany without needing a work permit.

Non- EU Nationals

  • Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland – one can work in Germany without needing a work permit.
  • Andorra, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, Monaco, San Marino or the USA – a work permit can be granted to you.
  • Croatian National: a work permit can be granted if applicant is a skilled employee for nursing or care of the elderly.

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Other Non-EU states:

  • If the applicant has a university degree and a gross annual salary of €49.600 then a work permit in the form of the EU Blue card will be granted.
  • If the applicant does not earn €49.600 but has a University degree MINT Profession (Mathematics, Informatics, Natural Sciences, Technology) or a medical profession and earns at least €38.668per year a work permit in the form of the EU Blue card can be granted.
  • If the applicant does not have a university degree in a MINT or medical profession and earns less than €38.688 but has a university degree from a German university or a German school abroad then a work permit can be granted on presentation of a specific employment contract.
  • If the applicant does not have a university degree in a MINT or medical profession and earns less than €38.688 and does not have a university degree from a German university or a German school abroad a work permit can be granted if the occupational activity is appropriate for a university degree.
  • If the applicant does not have a university degree but as vocational training in Germany or is a specialist in information and communication technology a work permit can be granted with specific employment contract.

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