Residence regulation

For professionals

In order to work in Germany, the international skilled worker should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Binding job offer or an employment contract.
  • The so-called priority check by the Federal Employment Agency does not apply.
  • Provide vocational training that is recognised in Germany *.

*Vocational training is deemed to be recognised if the equivalence of the foreign qualification with the German reference occupation has previously been established in the so-called recognition procedure. In this case, the procedure ends with a positive decision on equivalence and the candidate fulfils the above-mentioned requirement.