Skilled workers from all over the world working in Germany

IT professionals with practical knowledge

Eased regulations apply to the recruitment of IT specialists from third countries and you can hire them without formal recognition. Read here which options are available to you.

Do you run a business and need IT specialists? There is a special regulation for the recruitment of IT professionals, according to which applicants from third countries can obtain the BA's approval for employment in the IT sector without formal recognition of their qualifications in Germany (Section 6 of the Ordinance on the Employment of Foreigners – BeschV).

Read more about the required residence title for IT specialists with practical professional knowledge on the website for skilled workers under the "Visa" section.

Good to know

If the applicants from third countries have an academic degree or vocational qualification in the IT sector recognised in Germany, they are subject to the residence requirements of the EU Blue Card or the visa for skilled workers.

Information on the web

  1. Federal Employment Agency (BA) Information on admission to the labour market
  2. (the free state of Saxony) Information on the fast-track procedure for skilled workers for employers

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