We are looking forward to welcoming you! As an EU citizen intending to work in Germany, you may enter and stay in Germany without a visa due to the free movement of persons. All you need for entry is a valid identity card or comparable proof of identity. This is also the case if you are a citizen of Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland. Here you can find further information relevant for EU citizens.
Important information at one glance:
Recognition of professional qualification
The EU Directive on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications imposes that professional qualifications are generally recognised as equivalent within the member states of the EU.
Please note, that for some professions (regulated professions) you are required to have proof of recognition of your professional qualification.
Do you require individual consultation?
There are various ways to contact us:
- via E-Mail
- by telephone through our “Hotline Working and Living in Germany“ (German, English)
- or contact the Virtual Welcome Center via chat.
- You may also contact a EURES adviser.
Information on working in Germany:
Find out more about job search and job applications in Germany in the Jobs section.