Make it in Germany - We will keep you up to date

Dear Reader,

The corona crisis affects people all over the world and has also imposed a number of restrictions on us. It changes our everyday life, the way we deal with our fellow human beings, as well as our work environment. For many users of "Make it in Germany", however, the current situation also leads to the fact that career goals in Germany or very specific future plans cannot be realized for the moment. Despite these uncertain times, we still remain optimistic about future plans not falling apart but only needing to be put "on hold". In the meantime, we continue to work and develop new offers for you.

We will keep you up to date and develop new offers

We, too, are forced to find new ways of working. However, we also see it as an opportunity to develop suitable offers and try out new formats.

  • Stay up to date on the most important developments in the field of skilled worker immigration in Germany . Our Twitter account provides daily news and features concerning this topic. In our frequent "Questions and Answers" sessions you can ask us questions directly via tweets.
  • Even though travelling is currently not possible, you can learn more about Germany. In our "Discover Germany" section we give you the most important facts about German society, politics and economy. 
  • In our media center you will find a wide range of videos. The "Make it in Germany" testimonials describe their experiences living and working in Germany. Additionally, our explanatory videos inform you about the most important steps of immigrating to Germany.
  • We are developing a new webinar service: An interactive series of lectures that will be held online. They are aimed at international qualified professionals, trainees and students as well as employers in Germany. Questions via chat can be put directly to the experts. The webinars will be held in cooperation with other specialist units.

Our immigration experts are there to help you

Our aim is to be continuously there for you and give you the best advice possible. Even if a telephone consultation via the hotline "Living and Working in Germany" is currently not possible, our experts remain available for you. Please use our contact form and our chat. We will try to process your request as quickly as possible. However, we kindly ask for your patience and understanding since the processing may take longer than usual, due to the large number of incoming inquiries. In the meantime, as usual, you will find all information about visas, recognition of qualification and careers in Germany on Make it in Germany.

Digital opportunities: Learning German from home

Be it while shopping, at work or talking with new friends. For anyone who wants to live and work in Germany, the German language is key. The approximately 15.4 million learners of the German language would agree. German is taught at 157 locations in 98 countries at the Goethe-Institute. If you want to learn German from home or you have no other choice due to these special circumstances, there are numerous online services available. Whether with multimedia blogs, audio vocabulary trainers or online work-relevant German language exercises, on Make it in Germany you will find an up-to-date assortment of suitable German language courses.

Furthermore, we would like to mention

Since 2012, "Make it in Germany" has been providing knowledge about the paths of skilled worker immigration to Germany. This is exactly the kind of service we continue to provide for you; because "Make it in Germany" stands for transparent and reliable information and sets an example for an intercultural and diverse Germany. We would therefore like to thank you for your trust. We will do everything we can to help all of us get through these difficult times together. Until then, we wish you good health!

Kind regards
Your „Make it in Germany“-Team

Figure of the month

10,350

foreign professional qualifications in the fields of healthcare and nursing were recognised in Germany in 2018.  This means that the number has almost doubled between 2016 and 2018. 7,300 doctors' qualification from abroad were recognised.

Recognition of foreign qualification

Are you interested in the Make it in Germany - newsletter?

Subscribe to our newsletter
If the newsletter is not displayed correctly, please click here.

We want to constantly improve for you! Do you have any questions or suggestions? Write us at make-it@iwkoeln.de. Your contact persons are Justina Godesberg and Michaelle Nintcheu.