Germany: Work Permission Changes for Refugees

Key Points  

  • Germany introduced additional measures intended to help integrate refugees into the country’s labor market  


The government of Germany is increasing efforts to integrate refugees into the labor market. The 2024 budget allocates 1.2 billion euros for orientation, integration courses and counseling. In addition, the government aims to simplify recognition procedures for refugees’ qualifications. New regulations, effective 27 February 2024, allow refugees in reception centers to start working after six months instead of nine, with more lenient work permit issuance. 

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Germany’s website and Envoy Global’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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