Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz - A new law for easier immigration to Germany


Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz – A new law for easier immigration to Germany

Attracting international talent has become crucial for the growth and success of Germany’s economy. However, navigating the complexities of immigration laws and regulations can be daunting. Luckily, the German government offers a more easeful approach to the whole aspect of relocation. In this article, you will find everything you need to know about the new Skilled Immigration Act (Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz) and its implications for German companies. As the Federal Minister of Labor, Heil, states in an interview: “The new law shows that Germany not only accepts qualified immigration, but also actively works towards it.” This is an amazing opportunity for companies to simplify the relocation process of their international talents to Germany.

This new law is meant to simplify the relocation process for international talents across several industries. But why did the German government introduce new changes to the law? The implementation of the new Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz (Skilled Immigration Act) in Germany is driven by several key factors. This act was put in place to address the growing demand for highly skilled professionals and to make it easier for German companies and other organizations to attract international talent.

Firstly, the Skilled Immigration Act aims to tackle a serious skill shortages in various sectors of the German economy. Germany, like many other countries, faces a scarcity of skilled professionals, especially in the health care industry. By opening up opportunities for qualified individuals from outside the European Union, this act helps bridge the skills gap in industries such as technology, engineering, and research.

Secondly, the act promotes economic growth by attracting international talent. Skilled professionals bring diverse skills, perspectives, and experiences to the job market, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. Startups, in particular, benefit from the act as they can access a global talent pool, enabling them to drive their growth and competitiveness.

Another motivation behind the Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz is to enhance international cooperation. By attracting skilled professionals from around the world, Germany can foster collaboration, knowledge exchange, and partnerships with other countries. This promotes international cooperation and contributes to a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The act also aims to address demographic challenges. With an aging population and a declining workforce, Germany needs to ensure a sustainable labor force. By facilitating the recruitment of skilled professionals from outside the European Union, the Skilled Immigration Act helps mitigate the demographic challenges and supports the country’s economic development.

Finally, the act emphasizes the importance of integration and diversity. It recognizes the value that individuals from different cultural backgrounds bring to society and the economy. By embracing diversity, startups and other organizations can benefit from the creativity, innovation, and global perspectives that international talent offers.

In summary, the implementation of the Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz  in Germany is driven by the need to address skill shortages, promote economic growth, enhance international cooperation, tackle demographic challenges, and foster integration and diversity. Startcon, as a relocation agency, plays a vital role in supporting startups in navigating this act and facilitating the smooth relocation of international talent, ensuring that they can fully leverage the opportunities presented by the Skilled Immigration Act. But let’s first have a closer look at what measures were actually taken with the new Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz:

1. Qualification

Candidates applying with a degree can now take up any qualified employment. The degree does not need to match the position anymore.

2. Work Experience

With at least 2 years of relevant work experience and a professional training recognized in the country it was issued in, candidates can already apply for a work visa. The professional training does not need to be recognized in Germany any more – at least for the unregulated professions.

3. Changes for the job seeker visa

Germany is going to introduce a point system to select qualified candidates for the job seeker visa. Criteria are among others: Qualification, German- and English skills, work experience, accompanying family members, etc.

The Skilled Immigration Act presents exciting opportunities for companies in Berlin to attract international talent. By understanding the key changes, startups and other companies can navigate the immigration landscape with confidence. Startcon’s expertise and support are invaluable in simplifying the relocation process and ensuring compliance with the new law.

Relocating international talent is a complex process, especially with evolving immigration laws. We are working together with a lawyer to ensure the best possible service. In the area of visa & immigration, we work together with Sven Hasse, a lawyer specialized in migration law. We understand the nuances of the Skilled Immigration Act and its implications for startups. Our international team of experts is equipped to handle the intricacies of immigration paperwork, coordinate with local authorities, and provide personalized assistance tailored to your startup’s needs. With Startcon by your side, you can focus on growing your business while we take care of the relocation process, ensuring a seamless and efficient experience for both you and your international hires.

Interested? We are just a message away. Please contact us at info@startcon.berlin and we are happy to connect 🙂

This information does not include legal advice or legally binding information. If questions remain or arise, please contact the responsible authority directly or consult a legal expert in this field. Thank you for your understanding!

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