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