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Posted on June 07 2024

Migrate to Germany on Opportunity Card. No job offer or Sponsorship required!

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Updated June 07 2024

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Highlights: Germany just launched its new point-based Opportunity Card!

  • Germany has launched a new Opportunity Card, also known as 'Chancenkarte.'
  • Germany's new Opportunity Card offers a one-year residence permit for non-EU candidates.
  • Candidates from non-EU countries can enter and search for employment without a permanent job contract.
  • Candidates must score at least six points in a points-based system or be recognized as skilled workers.

 

Willing to apply for a Germany Opportunity Card? Y-Axis will help you in step by step process.

 

Germany Opportunity Card

Germany has launched the new Opportunity Card that allows candidates from non-EU countries to enter Germany and look for employment without a permanent job contract. Germany Opportunity Card aims to attract skilled workers by simplifying the process. Candidates must score at least six points in a points-based system to get the Opportunity Card. The Opportunity Card makes the process easier; you can enter the country legally, have a chance to earn a good income, and provide the potential for permanent residency. This initiative of the new Opportunity Card simplifies the job search process in Germany.

 

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How to Calculate Your Points for the Opportunity Card

To qualify for the German Opportunity Card, candidates need a total of six points in the points-based system. The points system analyses language skills, professional experience, age, and connection to Germany. Basic requirements include language proficiency and financial stability, provided by an employment contract for part-time work.

  • Four points are awarded for partial recognition of foreign professional qualifications or permission to practice controlled professions such as engineering or teaching.
  • Three points are given to professionals having 5 years of experience within the last seven years or good German language skills at the B2 level.
  • Two points are awarded for professionals having 2 years of experience following vocational training, or if the candidate is under 35 years old, and for German language skills at the B1 level.
  • One point is given to candidates under 40 years old or those with previous stays in Germany, excluding tourist visits.
  • Additional points are available for very good English skills (C1), reasonable German skills (A2), qualifications in shortage occupations, or joint applications with a spouse.

Criteria

Maximum points

Age

2

Qualification

4

Relevant work experience

3

German Language Skills/English Language Skills

3

Previous stay in Germany

1

Spouse qualifying for opportunity card

1

Total

14

 

Benefits of the German Opportunity Card

  • Easy process to enter Germany
  • One-year residence permit
  • Can earn 1000 euros as monthly income
  • Permitted to work for 20 hours per week
  • Time to search for a qualified part-time or full-time job

 

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Requirements for Germany Opportunity Card

  • Educational Qualifications: Higher educational qualifications to enhance opportunities
  • Professional work experience: 5 years of professional experience gives you more points
  • Age: Below 35 years gives 2 points; 36-40 years gives 1 point
  • Language proficiency: A2 level in German or C1 level in English gives you additional points, whereas in B1 to C2 in German gives you 1-3 points 

Language

Levels of proficiency

German tests

A1 (understand simple German sentences)

A2 (basic knowledge)

B1 (intermediate)

B2 (good Intermediate)

C1 (advanced knowledge)

C2 (excellent knowledge / mother-tongue level)

English tests

TOEFL 

IELTS 

Cambridge Certificate

 

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Steps to Apply for the German Opportunity Card

Step 1: Check your eligibility as per the Opportunity card points-based system.

Step 2: Collect necessary documents, including diplomas, job references, and language certificates.

Step 3: Submit your application through the official German Immigration portal.

Step 4: Wait for approval and migrate to Germany

 

*Are you looking for step-by-step assistance for German Immigration? Talk to Y-Axis, the world’s No. 1 Overseas Immigration Company.

For the latest updates on Europe Immigration, check the Y-Axis Europe Immigration News Page.

 

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