Germany rolls out simplified immigration procedure

July 31, 2014
Germany sets up new immigration procedure

Germany is set to simplify immigration procedures by extending support to the newcomers by funding free language classes and introducing welcome centers.

The country leads Canada, Italy, Britain and Spain in terms of globe’s most prosperous countries to become the major destination for immigrants after the United States, according to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

German factories are seeking Indian engineers and its universities are striving to gain Chinese students. The nation has simplified the immigration process for those entering Germany outside the EU in 2012. Subsequently, the nation introduced the system of “Blue Card” in 2013 allowing foreign nationals possessing a university degree and a job offer with at least a salary of $50,000 to $64,000 each year based on the category to enter the country. Consequently, the average immigrant coming into Germany is educated at a superior level when compared to average German.

In 2013, German Government has introduced a special program intended for young and unemployed Europeans for the age group of 18 to 35 years by covering their living costs, travel costs and vocational training in Germany.

Approximately, 400,000 immigrants arrived in Germany in 2012, showing an increase of 38 percent when compared to the previous year.
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