Fast-track procedure for skilled workers
German: beschleunigtes Fachkräfteverfahren
The fast-track procedure for skilled workers is based on Section 81a (Residence Act) and enables a faster entry of third-country skilled workers. The procedure can be initiated at the relevant immigration authority in Germany. This works through the qualified professional assigning a power of attorney to their employer. Once the agreement is concluded, a fee of 411 euros is charged, which is to be borne by the employer applying for the procedure.