The announcement of almost 30,000 visas issued to qualified trainees and specialists from third countries was made by The German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building & Home Affairs. The visas were issued between March 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020. The announcement came on the occasion of the 1st anniversary of the Skilled Workers Immigration Act under which the visas were issued.
In the same period, many federal states of Germany have established central immigration authorities. These are specialists in issues related to the immigration of skilled workers.
The Skilled Workers Immigration Act is considered a milestone in Germany migration policy. Within a year of the Act’s introduction, there has been a competitive situation with regards to the availability of qualified workers. Many such people have been given a legal pathway into the German labor market.
Applauding to the success of the Skilled Workers Immigration Act was Heiko Maas, Germany’s Foreign Minister. He pointed out that in 2020, The Federal Office of Foreign Affairs was set up. It was meant to digitally process applications for German visas from anywhere in the world.
He also brought forth the fact that 30,000 German visas were issued under the Skilled Workers Immigration Act. This was despite the impediments created by the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions in many countries of the world.
The demographic development of German society and the increased implementation of technology in workplaces have made the migration of skilled foreign workers essential. The Skilled Workers Immigration Act has helped the country immensely in addressing its labor needs. It features easier procedures and rules to work in Germany for non-EU nationals.
Under this Act, foreigners could arrive in Germany and get employed. They can even work in jobs that are fillable by EU nationals including Germans themselves. The foreigners can arrive in Germany and stay to seek a job in Germany for up to a period of 6 months.
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