Germany from A to Z

Germany's New Naturalisation Law

Becoming a German Citizen

The new citizenship law, which came into effect on 27 June 2024, makes naturalisation in Germany easier, namely by reducing the required residency period from 8 to 5 years. Here you can find out more about the (updated) requirements.  

The New "Skilled Workers' Immigration Act"

Training and Working in Germany

Would you like to come to Germany to find a job as a skilled worker? Or maybe you are already here and working in your professional field? Here, we have gathered all the information you require, from visa application and residence permit to the recognition procedure and everything related to family. You will also find an overview of your first steps in Germany here.

Hand hält eine Karte, auf der "Chance" steht.
The New "Chancenkarte" Law

Can I come to Germany to look for a job?

Obtaining an "Opportunity Card" allows you to come to Germany to find a job as a "skilled worker". Here is how you can obtain a "Chancenkarte". 

Situation in Ukraine

Current Information

Here you will find all the current information about entry and residence for people from Ukraine and for Ukrainians in Germany. The page is updated regularly and is available in English, Ukrainian, Russian and German.

Germany from A to Z

We know what it's like to have Germany become your new home. Many of us have gone through the experience ourselves. And we know all about the many questions that pop up as you start over here. In our project Handbook Germany : Together, we offer answers– from A to Z of life in Germany in articles, videos and podcasts, all on our information platform

In nine languages, we provide essential tips on residence law issues, housing, health, work and vocational training, child care, studying and much more. For further case-specific questions, there is our community platform Together in Germany. In our multilingual forum, you can ask questions anonymously and get verified answers from our team and experts. If you would like to seek advice personally and on-site or need other type of support, check out our Local Information for options in your area. 

Local Information

Counselling & support on-site

Do you need support or counselling service in your area? Then you've come to the right place! With our search engine, you can effortlessly search for free counselling centres, language cafés and other nearby offers.

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