Living & Working in Germany
Research and innovation in Germany are on the rise. With its strong industrial foundation, Germany is meeting the challenges of global competition while creating secure and sustainable jobs for the future. These jobs offer opportunities for many people, particularly for skilled workers. Germany is also an attractive location for international students.
As a general rule non-EU nationals need a residence title (visa or residence permit) to take up employment in Germany. Indian nationals, if intending to work in Germany must apply for an employment visa from the competent mission before arriving in Germany.
Virtual Trained in GermanY India
On 25 October 2013, Alumniportal Deutschland, in cooperation with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, hosts the virtual contact and job fair for German alumni in India from 10 am - 6 pm (IST). Visitors of the career event held in Pune in September 2013 as well as German alumni all over India can get in touch with potential employers (companies, research facilities, organisations) to gather information on their career opportunities.
To combat the estimated shortage of three million skilled workers in Germany by 2025, a new initiative was launched on 5 June, 2012. Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen, Economics Minister Philip Rösler and the Head of the Federal Employment Agency, Frank-Jürgen Weise announced the initiative in Berlin.
There's good news for students, scientists, and researchers interested in studying and working in Germany. On April 27th, the German Parliament – Bundestag – passed an act that will make studying and finding work in Germany easier. The Act Implementing the EU Directive on Entry and Residence of Highly Qualified Workers, as the new law is called, will allow foreign students more opportunities to work during their studies, as well as more time to search for employment once they have graduated.
Can I use my Indian drivers licence in Germany or do I need to exchange it for a German licence? Do I need an International licence?