An approval may be issued if a foreign employee is hired at the same terms and conditions of employment as comparable German employees (especially in terms of wages and working hours). Moreover, the skilled worker must be employed in a role appropriate to his/her qualifications.
The FEA also checks if a domestic employment can be demonstrated in the specific case. Please see the FEA website for further information about the approval procedure.
Certain professional groups have a right to a residence permit without requiring the approval of the FEA. These include, among others:
- Scientific research personnel
- EU Blue Card applicants