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Germany immigration

With the largest economy in Europe, and often at the head of digital developments in industry, Germany consistently suffers a shortage of IT staff. The German Federal Association for Information Technology (Bitkom) found in early 2016 that around 60% of German businesses are short of IT staff; a total of 43,000 unfilled vacancies. Software specialists in fields such as cloud computing, data analytics, and app development are in particular demand.

Germany and the UK together account for half of Europe's IT industry, and IT staff are among the largest beneficiaries of the 75,000 work permits (formerly called green cards) issued each year by each of these countries.

Immigration guide to Germany

Our detailed immigration guide to Germany provides information on everything from how to apply for a residence permit, to options for entrepreneurs, students, and families wishing to migrate to Germany. If you are a German employer or agent you may wish to consult this guide as well. Alternatively, feel free to contact us using the details below.

Telephone:  0344 991 9222

Further Information, help, and advice has over twenty years of experience helping people immigrate to countries all over the World. Whether you wish to visit, work, study, or hire workers in germany our specialist team of immigration experts can help you with one to one advice, information, and representation when applying for your German visa or work permit.

For more information and advice on German immigration law and visa applications please contact us on 0344 991 9222 or at