Sechs ausländische Fachkräfte - Testimonials von Make it in Germany

We made it!
10 years of "Make it in Germany"

10 years of success stories - with international professionals, companies and a strong partner network.

For 10 years, the official website "Make it in Germany" has accompanied many stories in the field of skilled immigration. On this page, qualified professionals share their personal experiences, voices from our partner network reflect on political developments and employers provide insights into successful recruitment abroad. Moreover, our timeline below shows what has happened in the last 10 years.

We made it!

True people, true stories: Get to know the people who landed in Germany in the past 10 years and find out how they live today. We also introduce German employers who tell you how important it is to recruit skilled workers from abroad.

"Make it in Germany" reaches people all over the world

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Marie Campos from the US

"I think most Germans are not aware of how special this country is. There are many opportunities for further development here. I would recommend anyone to come to Germany."

Manfred Inden, Eiffage Infra-Bau GmbH

"We need many and above all we need suitable skilled workers. We are very satisfied with "Make it in Germany". I really appreciate the central information for all parties involved and can only advise other construction companies to look into it."

See what has happened in the past 10 years...

Milestones in Germany's immigration policy
Development of "Make it in Germany"
Demographic strategy

Qualified professionals from abroad are part of the Federal Government’s demographic strategy.

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Start of "Make it in Germany"

“Make it in Germany” goes online as a welcome portal for qualified professionals from abroad.

World map

The interactive world map showing German institutions is launched.


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Personal advice

The launch of the “Working and Living in Germany” hotline provides a personal advisory structure on the portal.

Go to hotline

"Make it in Germany" goes viral

Twitter and YouTube channels are launched.

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Information for companies

Employers in Germany can use a separate area of the portal for easy access to information.

Explore the “For employers” area

Federal government's website

“Make it in Germany” officially becomes the Federal Government’s official website for qualified professionals.

Adoption of the Skilled Workers Immigration Act

by the German Bundestag in June 2019

Hamburger Stadtlandschaft