International Workers Surge for German Qualification Recognition
In the previous year, highly qualified foreigners submitted many more requests for the recognition of their foreign-obtained vocational qualifications in Germany. In this article, You will get to know about International Workers Surge for German Qualification Recognition.
- In 2022, German authorities received 49,500 applications, marking a 13% rise from the previous year.
- Wiesbaden statisticians noted a growth rate comparable to pre-pandemic years, following lower figures in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.
- Germany acknowledged 52,300 foreign vocational qualifications last year, showing an 11% increase from the prior year.
- Success rates have almost doubled in recent years.
- In 2016, 26,200 foreign vocational degrees were deemed fully or partially equivalent to German degrees.
- Medical and health professions constituted approximately two-thirds (35,400) of officially recognized foreign vocational qualifications in 2022.
- Over half of these qualifications were related to nursing-related occupations.
In terms of countries of origin
- The highest proportion of applicants from their country of origin in 2022: is Bosnia and Herzegovina (4,500), followed by the Philippines (4,000) and Turkey (3,800).
- Ukrainians ranked 12th with 1,400 recognized qualifications among the countries of origin.
- Germany is revising immigration laws to address the increasing skilled worker shortage.
- Reforms aim to lower barriers for qualified employees to enter the country.
- Simplification of the credential recognition process is part of the reform.
- Initiative to allow competent employees to work in their field before recognition procedure completion.
In conclusion, Germany’s recognition of foreign credentials experienced a significant upswing, with increased applications from various countries. The ongoing immigration law revisions indicate a proactive approach to address the skilled worker shortage. These efforts reflect a commitment to attracting and integrating qualified professionals into the German workforce efficiently.
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