Germany recently declared that it would streamline its immigration process in order to draw in highly qualified international workers. According to Robert Habeck, minister of economics and the environment, the nation is “on the lookout for people who fancy moving to Germany to bring in their talents, experience, and passions” as a result of a developing labor shortage.
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According to the new immigration regulations, Germany is considering giving skilled employees who meet specific requirements the option of dual citizenship as well as a special citizenship status for three to five years.
Who are they hoping to draw in?
The German government made it clear that they want to draw both scholarly and professional skills.
We welcome people from all over the world, “Habeck” said during a speech on the government’s ‘Make it in Germany’ YouTube channel, which was primarily directed at skilled craftspeople, electrical engineers, IT specialists, caretakers, nurses, catering, and hospitality professionals. A lack of metallurgy workers and builders has previously been highlighted, and the government website lists physicians and scientists as other occupations that are in demand.
How is Germany facilitating immigration?
The digital transformation of the business, the pandemic, and the effects of the Ukraine war were posing new issues for the labor market, according to last week’s prediction by labor minister Hubertus Heil that there may be a shortage of about 240,000 skilled workers by 2026.
Hubertus Heil, the labor minister, stated that “for many enterprises, the search for qualified labor is now an existential matter. And our country needs trained labor, to handle the digitization of our economy and its shift towards becoming climate-neutral.”
Germany announced intentions to provide dual nationality for non-EU individuals in November 2021. Previously, this could only be done under very restricted conditions, according to a report. Additionally, it promised to streamline the application procedure and made suggestions on shortening the period a person must reside in Germany before submitting an application for citizenship.
The action is a component of Germany’s strategy to update immigration regulations and lower administrative barriers in order to facilitate easier entry into the German labor market.