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IT professionals with practical knowledge from third countries

Do you run a business and need IT specialists? There is a special regulation for the recruitment of international IT professionals. According to this, applicants from third countries can obtain the approval of the BA for employment in the IT sector without the need for formal recognition of their qualifications in Germany (Section 6 BeschV German Employment Regulation).

Read more about the required residence permit for IT specialists with practical professional knowledge on the website for international professionals under the section "Visa".

Important to know: If the applicants from third countries have a higher education 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.

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