Accelerated skilled worker procedure; application

Companies and skilled workers from third countries can shorten the entry procedure by using the accelerated skilled worker procedure, provided there is a concrete job offer. Companies need the power of attorney of the foreign skilled worker to apply.

Description

Prerequisites

  • The specialist must be named.
  • There is a concrete offer of a job/training position.
  • The skilled worker wishes to enter the country for one of the above-mentioned purposes of residence.
  • The skilled worker is staying in his/her country of origin or legally in a third country from which he/she requires a visa.
  • The authorization of the employer by the skilled worker is present.
  • There is no ban on entry and residence.
  • If applicable, the skilled worker has sufficient language skills (e.g. for the stay for qualification measures).

Procedure

The accelerated skilled worker procedure does not include an administrative procedure. The Foreigners Authority acts as a central procedural intermediary within the framework of the accelerated skilled worker procedure.

If all requirements are met, the Foreigners Authority/Central Office issues a so-called preliminary approval, which it sends to the employer for forwarding to the skilled worker. The latter then books an appointment with the foreign mission to apply for the visa. As a rule, the diplomatic mission abroad will make an appointment for the visa application within three weeks after the preliminary approval has been submitted. At this appointment, the original of the preliminary approval must be presented together with other documents required for the visa application.

Special notes

Contact for visa/stay: In principle, the German missions abroad in the country of origin are responsible for issuing the necessary visa.

Processing time

After the complete visa application is submitted by the professional, a decision is usually made on it within another three weeks.

Required documents

  • The following documents are required for signing the agreement on the accelerated procedure for skilled workers in accordance with Section 81a of the Residence Act (AufenthG):

    • Identity of the professional
      • Color copy of the name page of the recognized and valid passport or passport replacement of the specialist
      • Certificate of the right of residence in another EU member state of the specialist as a color copy, in case of current residence in another EU member state
    • Authorization / sub-authorization
      • Signed power of attorney of the skilled worker for the employer to carry out an accelerated skilled worker procedure
      • sub-authorization to the authorized person of the employer for the accelerated procedure for skilled workers (power of representation)
    • For the conclusion of the agreement
      • full contact details of the skilled worker abroad
      • contact details of the employer's contact person including a deputy
      • contact details of the contact person of the sub-agent, including a deputy, if applicable
      • Funds in the amount of the fee due of 411.00 euros.

    The documents to be submitted may vary greatly depending on the purpose of stay, please contact your local immigration office or the Central Service for the Immigration of Skilled Workers (ZSEF).

Forms

Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Vereinbarung nach § 81a Abs. 2 Aufenthaltsgesetz
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    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Vollmacht für das beschleunigte Fachkräfteverfahren (§ 81a Abs. 1 Aufenthaltsgesetz)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Untervollmacht als Anlage zu einer Vollmacht nach § 81a Abs. 1 Aufenthaltsgesetz
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    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Vollmacht für Familiennachzug des Ehepartners (§ 81a Abs. 4 Aufenthaltsgesetz)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Vollmacht für Familiennachzug von minderjährigen, ledigen Kindern (§ 81a Abs. 4 Aufenthaltsgesetz)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Anerkennung von Berufsqualifikationen Ausland - Fragebogen Unternehmen - deutsch/englisch
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Online procedures

Fees

  • The fee for the accelerated procedure for skilled workers at the Foreigners' Registration Office is 411.00 euros, regardless of success.

    In addition, there is a visa fee of 75.00 euros as well as fees for the recognition of the qualification.

Status:04.02.2024

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