Germany: New Immigration Plans Announced

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points

  • Germany announced plans to modernize its immigration policies while also increasing the number of foreign national highly skilled workers throughout the country 


The government of Germany introduced a new action plan intended to assist and increase the number of highly skilled workers throughout the country.  

The plan will include introducing additional professional training and education options for workers throughout the country, along with increasing support for women workers throughout the country, including more flexible working hours and extending childcare services.  

The government also plans to introduce new immigration policies including: 

  • Simplifying qualification requirements 
  • Updating administrative procedures 
  • Offering new integration efforts and education options for foreign national workers  
  • Expanding counseling services and language courses for potential foreign nationals 

What are the Changes?  

The government of Germany plans to reform aspects of its immigration system in order to increase the number of highly skilled nationals and foreign nationals throughout the country. According to the government, many regions and sectors throughout Germany are currently facing labor shortages of highly trained skilled workers. As a result, the government aims to modernize and digitize the country while securing skilled laborers.  

Looking Ahead 

The government of Germany is expected to release additional information on its skilled labor strategy in the coming months. Continue to check the government of Germany’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.