Work in Germany

One of the countries in the world with the lowest unemployment rate (3,9%, data from 2017) offers a great opportunity to foreigners to find in many fields, including opportunities for doctors, engineers, and IT experts, or on the other hand low-skilled workers: nurses or seasonal workers. The deficit in labor power that Germany has recorded in past decades attracted many people to flow to this country. Beside it, Germany has amazing work condition, good salaries and regulated work low for foreigners. But still, many foreigners need some time to adapt to the German attitude to work. There are many opportunities for employment were dominantly the English Language is used, but knowing local language is also one of the core need for the candidates from abroad. There are many websites that have a large database with the job opportunities in Germany, but finding a job is not that easy. We offer an alternative. Our employment agencies. 

Eurasia Placement – An Employment Network

The job research is not easy for the individuals who have no experience with the German labor market. The best solution is to hire an agent to find the best job opportunity instead. Our company will serve the candidates and provide them the best available vacancy. The company’s team of agents offers the high-quality services to provide the best outcomes in the recruitment and employment of personnel from a diverse set of business sectors in Europe and Asia. The first step a candidate needs to do is to contact us, send us the document with the education background and everything else is done by Eurasia Placement agents. Once when the job has been found, the German bureaucracy becomes the main concern among candidates. The bureaucracy problems can be overcome with the help of this company. We will explain further the employment process and general requirements for starting to work in Germany!

The employment and recruitment process is focused on candidates from South Asia and Gulf Region:

If the job seeker is outside EU, the first step is getting a visa. On the other hand, if a candidate is looking for a job from within, or staying in EU (in Germany, for example) on a valid visa, the first step is getting a residence permit.

Under normal condition, the candidates who are interested in working in Germany, if they apply outside Germany, a migrant must be entitled with one of these following  residence titles:

  • Visa pursuant,


  • Temporary residence permit,


  • EU Blue Card,


  • Settlement permit,


  • EU long-term residence permit

Visa Application 

Visas are issued by the German embassy or consulate in the country where the visa application has been made. Foreign nationals applying for a residence permit for the purpose of self-employment or taking up employment receive the permission to enter Germany (national visa) from the German mission abroad.

Admission to the German labor market / BA approval 

For a residence for the purpose of gainful employment, the approval by the Federal Employment Agency (BA) is always required. This approval can be obtained in an internal procedure from the German agency abroad in the country of origin (visa center) or the responsible local immigration authority in Germany. This procedure applies both to workers recently entering the country and to people who are already domiciled or ordinarily resident in Germany. The permit for taking up employment is awarded along with the residence title.

For an approval, it is always required that:

  • A legislative provision grants access to the German labor market


  • There is a concrete job offer and


  • There are no preferential workers available for the concrete job and the conditions of employment are comparable with those of domestic employees (labor market test).

The German Law and Legislation are different for different types of candidates: The law allows highly skilled workers to stay in Germany for a long time, or permanently, while low-skilled workers are hired seasonally or for short term. For low and middle skilled workers, the document required is Temporary Residence Permit, that can be issued for 1 or 2 years, with the extension possibility.

Temporary Residence Permit 

The temporary residence permit is the first type of permit that most foreign nationals get. It creates a basis for a more permanent stay in Germany. One of the requirements for the permanent permit is to have the temporary permit for a specified period of time, issued for the employment purposes. The candidate can initially start job hunt from home country, or he can get a Germany Job Seeker Visa to go and search for one within Germany. Either way, after he gets an employment offer, he can apply for a temporary residence permit. He is not allowed to start working before obtaining the document.

The EU Blue Card

This type of work permit targets highly skilled candidates, that can be issued for longer engagements. Highly skilled employees mean that they have completed a higher education degree such as a bachelor’s or a master’s degree. The candidates that are likely to get this documents are individuals with the IT, engineering, and science background. The job that the candidate is engaged in must be related to his educational background. The EU Blue Card is valid for four years and those who have it can then immediately get a permanent residence permit if they maintain their jobs.

Permanent Residence Permit

For people who spend more than 5 years in Germany, with a temporary residence permit or with the EU Blue Card, it is allowed to apply for the permanent residence permit. The conditions are: to prove that their job was approved by the Federal Employment Agency, to prove that they have paid the necessary taxes, and German Language proficiency, or advanced German Language. According to the Family Integration low, If someone has a permanent residence permit, it is allowed to invite the family in the country.

Integration Into German Community

The German political leaders and Ministry of Internal Affairs put a lot of effort to integrate immigrants and other foreigners into German Society, allowing the family integration for foreign workers, organizing German Language courses, funding many local integration projects and facilitating the naturalization process for them.