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Access to the labour market

Gaining access to the labour market is not always easy for immigrants. Recognition or evaluation of foreign qualifications can help in this respect, and is therefore particularly important.

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Recognition of foreign professional qualifications

The Federal Office will be happy to advise you if you obtained your professional qualifications outside Germany and would like to use them on the German labour market.

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Looking for work

Looking for work in a foreign country is often difficult. On the following pages, you will find information about careers advice, looking for work and the standard way of applying for jobs in Germany.

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Employment law

How many hours make up a full-time job? What will happen if I am ill? You can find legal information all about your employment here.

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Income and taxes

Your income is subject to taxation in Germany. How you pay tax depends on whether you are employed by somebody else or self-employed. You can find further information here.

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Fraud Phone Calls!

The Federal Office has been informed that individuals are once more being threatened by anonymous callers. The callers claim to be employees of the Federal Office and threaten deportation unless a specific sum of money is paid. Please be aware that such calls are not made by the federal office. For your safety: Please try not to give or confirm any personal details when you receive such a call. Never pay money to blackmailers.


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