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Entering Germany

Do I need a visa to be able to come to Germany? You will learn more here on the requirements for entering Germany.

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Subsequent entry of spouses: language skills required before entering the country

Language skills are an elementary requirement to ensure successful integration. Foreign nationals who want to move to Germany to be with their spouse must therefore be able to prove that they have basic German-language skills before they enter the country.

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Working in Germany

Anyone coming from a third country and wishing to work in Germany needs a residence title for work purposes. The type of residence title is determined by the skills and abilities that are contributed.

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Studying and Education in Germany

Non-EU citizens who wish to study in Germany must meet some special requirements. In addition to a knowledge of the language of instruction, those interested in studying must generally have a visa in order to enter Germany. Additional information can be found here.

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Ethnic German resettlers

Ethnic German resettlers are ethnic Germans from the successor states of the former Soviet Union and from other East European states. By means of a special acceptance process they are entitled to live in Germany.

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