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Your duties as an employer

As an employer in Germany, you are subject to legal regulations which must be followed when hiring an international qualified professionals. According to Section 4a (5) AufenthG (German Residence Act), your general obligations include:

  • Checking whether the international professional has a currently valid residence permit which allows him/her to be employed in Germany.

Tip: In the case of a temporary residence permit, inform your professional that it must be extended in time for further employment in your company.

  • Keeping a copy of the currently valid residence permit of the international qualified professional in electronic or paper form.
  • Notification of the relevant Foreigners’ Authorities in the event of early termination of employment. The Foreigners’ Authority must be informed within four weeks from the time of knowledge of the termination.
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