India has over a billion people, many of them highly educated and willing to move to Germany to explore their possibilities. How can Indian nationals get a job in this prosperous country with a labor shortage? \n\n\n\nFirst and most important you need to be a highly qualified specialist in your field and owning a university degree to receive a job offer in Germany. This degree must be comparable to a German one. As well as to have a minimum of 2 years of work experience relevant to their education.\n\n\n\nAs a resident of Non-EU\/EAA countries, you have different options on how you can start your professional journey in Germany. I have lived in Germany, visited India for 6 times, and I am a Non-EU\/EAA citizen as well.\n\n\n\nAs I noticed there are so many potentials in these countries, in the sense that India is a huge labor market and Germany an employer market. That's why I decided to write an article. \n\n\n\nPossible Residence Permits and Visa\n\n\n\n"Indian looking for perspectives around the world"\n\n\n\nIt understandable why people from India want to work in Germany, as it has Europe's biggest economy. In fact, there are already 110,000 Indian nationals living and enjoy high standards. \n\n\n\nMany incomers have success in funding job and settle down, numbers show that of 27,241 EU Blue Cards issued in Germany in 2018, Indians received the maximum number at 7, 556. Here are 3 ways through which Indian citizens can work in Germany. \n\n\n\nEU Blue Card (Work Permit)\n\n\n\nEU Blue Card - it is a permit that allows highly skilled workers from Non-EU\/EEA counties to live and for in Europe for a duration of up to 4 years.\n\n\n\nRequirements:\n\n\n\nA recognized university degree or a university degree comparable to a German university degree. You can check if your diploma fits into criteria under "foreign university degrees" on this website.A job in Germany that matches your qualifications, with an annual gross salary of at least 55,200 EUR (2020).\n\n\n\nSometimes it could be hard to find an employer, who is ready to pay such as a high salary. Luckily there is another regulation applicable to the level of earning. \n\n\n\nGermany has a big shortage in some occupations, that's why for such professions required salary is 43.056 EUR (2020). This applies, for example, to doctors, engineers, but also to natural scientists, mathematicians, and IT specialists. \n\n\n\nThat is a huge opportunity for India with so many great professionals in these areas.\n\n\n\nAfter 33 Months of residence holder EU Blue Card could receive a settlement permit. It does not have a limitation in the duration of stay. If you can prove German language skills (B2) earlier, then a settlement permit can be obtained already after 21 months. \n\n\n\nAs you can see, Germany is one of the best counties for immigrants, where a settlement permit can be received much faster and easier compared to other places.\n\n\n\nEU Blue Card Benefits\n\n\n\nEU Blue Card was inspired by Green Card from the USA, but in my opinion, it is much better and perspective for appliers. Here some exceptional advantages: \n\n\n\nEqual work and salary conditions to national citizensFree movement throughout the EU Social rights, including education, economic, cultural, human, health rights,Your family can move with youRights on permanent residency\n\n\n\nEU Blue Card holders are allowed to go back to their home countries or other non-EU states for a maximum of 12 consecutive months without losing the EU Blue Card ownership\n\n\n\nYou are not eligible for Blue-Card?\n\n\n\nYou do not meet the requirements for the "EU blue card" don't panic. In addition to the EU Blue card, there are other opportunities to work and live in Germany if these conditions apply to you:\n\n\n\nYou have a recognized university degree or a university degree comparable to a German university degree. You found a job in Germany, which matches your qualifications.\n\n\n\nIn this case, you can obtain a residence permit that allows you to work if the federal employment agency (Bundesagentur f\u00fcr Arbeit) has approved it. You are not responsible for this, German officials will take care of it. \n\n\n\nAs soon as you have a job offer, simply contact the German embassy, they will guide you through the process. \n\n\n\nAfter arrival in Germany, you will receive further assistance from the immigration office or the Welcome Center at your place of residence.\n\n\n\nJob Seeker Visa\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=07gjpfobECY&t=130s\n\n\n\n\nThis visa allows you to come to Germany for 6 months for a job search. The job seeker visa is not a work permit. You can't start working until and unless you receive a work visa. After getting a job offer, you are eligible for the EU Blue Card application. \n\n\n\nRequirements:\n\n\n\nA recognized university degree or a university degree comparable to a German university degreeProof of funds on your bank account minimum of 853 EUR for a month (5,118 EUR).Travel or Medical Insurance for the entire stay in Germany until and unless you will get the work permit visa for any of the employment\n\n\n\nThe processing time is 5- 6 months.\n\n\n\nCheck out jobs with the best salary under Gehalt.de.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nJob Seeker Visa benefits\n\n\n\nIt is a relatively fast and easy processGetting a valid job seeker visa gives a chance to look for suitable job opportunities and attend interviews in Germany personallyOnce the candidate gets an employment offer, he\/she can apply for an EU Blue Card without leaving the countryNo language exam test as a requirement for applying for the job seeker visa unlike most of the immigration visasOnce the applicant completes 5 years of working on the German Work Visa, he\/she is eligible to apply for permanent residency of Germany\n\n\n\nYou can't extend a job seeker visa in Germany if you did not find a job. The only option is to go back to India and apply for the same visa again.\n\n\n\nAll applications can be made at the German Embassy New Delhi as well as the Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata Consulate General Offices.\n\n\n\nIf you are a graduate of German university\n\n\n\nYou have completed your studies at a German university? Then you can easily accept a job in Germany that is suitable for your specialization.\n\n\n\n Application for a residence permit can be made in responsible immigration authority. If during your studies you have not yet found a job, you can obtain a residence permit from the immigration office (ausl\u00e4nderbeh\u00f6rde). It will give you 18 months for a job search. \n\n\n\nWhile looking for a suitable job you may practice any type of employment. \n\n\n\nWhy Germany?\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSome points might sound obvious, but I say it anyway.\n\n\n\n1. Quality of life\n\n\n\nNo pollution anymore, high standards of living, no traffic jams, safety and security, no VIP culture - all people are the same rule. \n\n\n\n2. Work-life balance\n\n\n\nGermans very appreciate their private time and know-how to separate work and life, on the way probably no one does. They're working on average less than many other European countries, 35 hours per week and rarely do overtime. \n\n\n\nMany people prefer to start very early at 6 am and finish the day at 3 pm, so they can spend the rest of the time with their families.\n\n\n\n3. Career possibilities\n\n\n\nSince Germany is a European driver, it has amazing job opportunities. You can climb a career later or change companies for something better, as with experience you will add value. \n\n\n\nEmployers are interested to have international workers with knowledge of the different languages. Germany doesn't do business locally, they do globally! You can be relocated to other countries if you wish and be an expat.\n\n\n\n4. Worker\u2019s Benefits\n\n\n\nIf you are working in Germany you are protected. German employment laws are generally more favorable to workers, especially their termination protection, collective labor contracts, and holidays. You will have at least 4 weeks of them. Up to 6 weeks of sick days are paid and 1 year of maternity leave. \n\n\n\n5. Medical care\n\n\n\nMedical care in Germany is world known and considered to be one of the best. Everyone is required by law to have medical insurance, even if you\u2019re unemployed or unable to work. \n\n\n\nIt covers all your expenses if you get sick. Even if you find yourself in the hospital, all will be paid by the insurance! German hospitals are impressive, it feels like you are in the health resort. \n\n\n\nHope this article helped you to see a perspective in getting a job in Germany and why you should start your journey today.