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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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Integration courses – what are they?

If you would like to live in Germany, you should learn German and some important things about the country. The integration course can help you achieve this aim.

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Recognition of foreign professional qualifications

If you gained your professional qualifications outside Germany and would like to use it in the German labour market then the Federal Office will be happy to advise you.

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16 October 2014 Temporary citizens

The vast majority of young adults who are currently “obliged to exercise an option” (optionspflichtig) opt for a German passport. This is one of the main results of the study entitled “Temporary citizens” (Bürger auf Zeit).

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25 June 2014 Warning: Fraud Phone Calls

Today, we received several complaints from Indian nationals living in Germany about calls from the telephone number 0911-943-6390.

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