Immigrating to Germany
Are you planning to immigrate to Germany? Do you need information about recognition of your degree, finding work, housing, schools, cultural life, etc.? On this page, new immigrants can find a few starting points.
Also, the websites of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees both provide information, advice and contact adresses for new immigrants.
Welcome to Germany - Information for Immigrants
The Federal Ministry of the Interior has published a brochure for recent newcomers to Germany, with information on the main aspects of your new life here such as accommodation, work, health insurance, banking system, school etc.. Equally important, it tells you which people or organizations can help answer your questions and assist you in dealing with your new surroundings.
Welcome to Germany - Information for Immigrants [pdf, 389.96k]
Working in Germany - this is how
Specialists are always welcome in Germany. The success of the economy is based on the excellent skills of our workers.
This brochure lists the group of specialists who can work in Germany without a priority examination.
Working in Germany - this is how [pdf, 1,181.31k]
Access to the German labour market
Foreign nationals other than European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals may as a rule only seek gainful employment in Germany if they have a residence permit explicitly authorizing them to do so. More information on the general requirements for working in Germany and access to the German labour market can be found on the English language website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Studying and working in Germany
Welcome to Germany - Integrations courses for newcomers
Mastering the German language is probably the key to your successful integration. You should also get to know some basic facts about German society; it is particularly important to familiarize yourself with Germany’s culture, history and legal system. The German government offers a special integration course, which will help you do just that. Find out more...
Welcome to Germany - Integrations courses for newcomers [pdf, 140.96k]