Working in Germany: the official website
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What are your chances, as a qualified professional, of immigrating to Germany to continue your career over here? Check them out here!

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#howtomakeit - Extending your work visa

#howtomakeit - Extending your work visa

Christian Steffens, deputy director of the Welcome and ServiceCenter Essen (WSC) explains how you can extend your work visa after your arrival in Germany.

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You want more information about living and working in Germany? Our experts answer your questions and give you valuable tips. Learn more about the ways to contact us by clicking one of the symbols on the right side

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Job-hunting in Germany

You look for a job in Germany? Our video explains the main steps and gives you valuable tips from the preparation to the job interview. 


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Welcome to "Make it in Gemany"

Welcome to "Make it in Gemany"

Federal Minister Altmaier welcomes you

Welcome to ‘Make it in Germany’! The German economy is strong, this is why we need qualified professionals like you who want to live and work in Germany.

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Information about Brexit

You live in Great Britain and would like to come to Germany? As a skilled worker, you have numerous opportunities. Find out more at the Federal Employment Agency.

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Hotline "Working and Living in Germany"

Via our service hotline you will receive personalised advice in German or English on the following topics: Job search, job and occupation, recognition of professional qualifications, entry and stay in Germany as well as learning German.


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Current information of the new Skilled Immigration Act

Are you a qualified professional? Do you want to work in Germany? From 1 March 2020, the Skilled Immigration Act will improve the provisions for qualified professionals from countries outside the European Union (third countries).

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