Germany has five different application forms for immigration.
- Immigration for employment
- Immigration for education
- Immigration for entrepreneurs
- Immigration for family reunification
- German residence permit/settlement permit
One thing each applicant moving to Germany has to prove is the fact that he/she can finance the cost of living here. Even if you already got a job, you must be able to cover your expenses until you get your first salary. In addition, the German state wants to make sure each immigrant has proper health insurance. After a positive decision, it is recommended to apply for German health insurance, because some authorities do not accept foreign insurances, which is a typical German characteristic.
One interesting aspect for people who intend to stay longer in Germany is opting for the European Union Blue Card, which is really interesting. It is issued for third-country employees who have high professional qualifications and want to work in Germany. High qualifications mean that the person has a bachelor’s or diploma degree in a specific field.
To qualify for the Blue Card, you must have already found a job in Germany and meet the minimum gross salary limit of 56,400 Euros (2023) and a gross annual salary of at least €45,552 (2023) is required for employees in the fields of a mathematics, IT, natural sciences, engineering and human medicine.
But in general, almost everyone is welcome in Germany, regardless of their reasons for moving to Germany. The only important fact that needs to be remembered is if one comes from a so-called third-country. These people have to apply for a visa other than people from the EU. Below you will find different types of Visa one can apply for.
- Business visa
- Study visa
- Job search visa
- Work visa
- Academic stay visa
- Apprenticeship / internship visa
- Family reunification visa
The good news is that Germany suffers from a lack of highly qualified workers like engineers, IT specialists, doctors, and all sorts of qualified specialists, which the government wants to lure to Germany. Therefore, the authorities have relaxed the formerly strict rules for immigration. So, one of the most popular options for immigrating is to find work in Germany.