Foreign qualified professionals

Evaluating foreign qualifications

The Skilled Immigration Act (FEG), which came into force on 1 March 2020, will make it easier to recruit qualified professionals from abroad. Among other things, with the Skilled Immigration Act the priority review for foreign workers is no longer required if there is an employment contract in Germany and the foreign qualification has been recognized. Both higher education and vocational qualifications will be considered.

In the BQ-Portal we offer information on foreign vocational training systems and vocational qualifications in the area of dual training and further training occupations that are based in Germany. These help you to get a better picture of the skills, abilities and knowledge of your future employees.

With the help of our country profiles, you can also quickly and easily get an initial overview of selected countries.


Egypt


Albania

Bosnia and
Herzegowina


Brazil


Ecuador


Georgia


India


Indonesia


Jordan


Colombia


Kosovo


Morocco


Mexico


Philippines


Tunisia


Vietnam

   

Here you will find information on the country’s economy and society, on the most important features of the vocational training systems and details on current immigration and integration issues in Germany.

The profiles are continuously being extended to include further countries.

You can find out here how the recognition procedure works and how you as a company can help. In the section Practical examples, you can read how other companies have been able to gain new employees through the recognition procedure.

 

Further information on recruiting qualified professionals from abroad

 

Make it in Germany produced a video exlaining the fast-track procedure for skilled workers (§ 81a of the Residence Act).

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