New: Germany's 'Blue Card'
Germany depends on being open and connected to the wider world. On August 1, 2012, the law implementing the EU's Blue Card Directive entered into force. The new law will especially streamline visa application and right of residence procedures for skilled professionals from abroad.
You can find more information on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as on the “Make it in Germany” website set up by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the Federal Employment Agency.