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Check the facts – here’s what migrants need to know

True or false?

Will it soon be easier for unskilled migrants to work in Germany?

No

The Cabinet has approved a Skilled Labour Immigration Bill (draft law), which applies to workers from non-EU countries. The bill is aimed solely at skilled migrants, i.e. those who hold a university degree or a vocational training qualification.

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True or false?

Will the German government get you a job?

No

The German government does not provide refugees with jobs. After arriving, asylum seekers are generally not allowed to work, and even if they are entitled to protection and thus allowed to stay, finding work often takes many years.

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The steps to getting a job in Germany

What are my chances? How do I find a suitable job? Do I need a visa? Find out here.

True or false?

Husband or wife in Germany = right to join them?

No

Anyone wanting to join their spouse in Germany must first meet certain requirements.

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True or false?

Is it true that people who are recognised as refugees in Greece are allowed to work in Germany?

No

The rule is that citizens of non-EU countries are not allowed simply to enter the Federal Republic of Germany and work there. They must apply for a work visa before they enter the country. This also applies for holders of a travel document for refugees issued by another EU state, for example Greece.

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True or false?

Are the children of refugees allowed to stay in Germany if they are born in the country?

No

Even if a child is born in Germany, it will not automatically obtain a residence permit.

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