Fast-track procedure for skilled workers
German: beschleunigtes Fachkräfteverfahren
The fast-track procedure for skilled workers is based on Section 81a AufenthG (German Residence Act). The procedure can be initiated at the relevant immigration authority in Germany. This works through the qualified professional assigning a power of attorney to her or his employer. Once the agreement ist concluded, a fee of 411 euros is charged, which is to be borne by the employer applying.