The German Opportunity Card Streamlines Relocation for Skilled Workers

The German Opportunity Card Streamlines Relocation for Skilled Workers

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Dreaming of exploring vibrant German cities, charming villages, and breathtaking landscapes? If you also possess valuable skills sought after in Germany, your dream might be closer than ever! The brand new German Opportunity Card simplifies the process for skilled non-EU citizens to relocate and find work.

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Details on the German Opportunity Card

German Opportunity Card

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Launching this June, the German Opportunity Card is essentially a temporary visa allowing non-EU citizens to live in there. During this time, you can actively search for a job, network with potential employers, and experience German life firsthand.

Benefits for skilled job seekers:

  • Job hunting made easy: The Opportunity Card allows you to dedicate a full year to finding the perfect job in Germany.
  • Part-time work & trial periods: Supplement your income with part-time work (up to 20 hours/week) and participate in two-week trial work experiences with companies.
  • Smoother transition to long-term residency: If you land a full-time job during your year in Germany, the process of obtaining long-term residency becomes much easier.

Job qualifications in Germany

Germany is seeking qualified individuals to fill crucial roles in various sectors. So, if you meet the following criteria, you might be a perfect fit:

  • Relevant qualifications: Hold a university degree or have completed at least two years of vocational training in your field of expertise.
  • Language skills: Demonstrate proficiency in either German or English.
  • Financial stability: Proof of sufficient funds (€12,000+) to cover your living expenses for a year in Germany.
  • Point system: Score a minimum of 6 points on a system that rewards factors like recognized professional qualifications in Germany, relevant work experience, age, and language skills.

If you possess the qualifications, the Opportunity Card could be your gateway to a new life and career. Contact your local German consulate or the Foreigners’ Registration Office in Germany for details on applying for the Opportunity Card.

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The new German Opportunity Card is a fantastic opportunity for skilled individuals to explore living and working in Germany. Start preparing your application and get ready for an exciting adventure!

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