Good news for IT professionals. IT specialists from outside the European Union/EFTA now have more options for obtaining a work visa in Germany. Your visa category is determined by your qualifications and employment offer in Germany.
It is no news that Germany is suffering from labour shortage. As a result, the German Government is making everything possible to ensure that skilled workers are available in the country. You can use this to your advantage.
Below are the possible permits you can get.
EU Blue Card
You may be eligible for an EU Blue Card if you have an IT degree and a specific employment offer in Germany. It is vital to understand that you must make a minimal wage in order to qualify for this visa type. Regardless, the EU Blue Card is a popular resident permit with numerous benefits.
Work Visa for Qualified Persons
If you learned your IT skills during an apprenticeship, for example, through Ausbildung in Germany, this may be the best alternative for you. If you have a university degree in IT but the job you’ve found doesn’t fulfill the EU Blue Card requirements, you can .
Working as an IT Specialist/Residence Permit for other Types of Jobs
You can get a visa and work as an IT specialist in Germany even if you don’t have any official qualifications or a university degree. As a result, some requirements must be met. Below are a list of the most in demand jobs in Germany. These jobs allow you get this visa type.
- Software Developers
- IT Analyst
- Economists and Business Management Experts
- Customer Management
- Production Assistant
- Sales Manager
- Product Manager
- Architects and Civil Engineer
The above information means you don’t necessarily have to be an IT specialist to obtain this visa. Click here to learn more about it.