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Employing the qualified professional

Once you have found the right international skilled worker for your company, you can then officially offer them the post and agree when they will start working. It might be helpful to the new recruit to provide the work contract in English or to discuss certain points with them.

When signing the work contract, tell your new recruit about the legal aspects, for example the statutory insurance and taxation in Germany. These arrangements may be quite different in their country of origin. This is why you should appoint a fixed contact person for queries. Find out here how to support your qualified professional with legal and administrative formalities.

Important note: A qualified professional from a non-EU country is (subject to certain conditions) allowed to sign a work contract before they obtain a visa. A work contract is often a prerequisite for obtaining a work visa and must generally be submitted to the respective German embassy or Foreigners' Authority. You can note in your work contract that it will only take effect once a valid visa has been obtained. Find more information on this topic in the "Entering and working in Germany" section.

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