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01.04.2021

Entry for training

New IQ guideline for advisers provides information about the options under Section 16d of the Residence Act

Skilled workers from third countries wanting to complete job training as part of the recognition procedure are able to enter Germany for this purpose. How this functions and what advisers need to know is explained in the new “Guideline for Advising on Section 16d of the Residence Act” from the Network “Integration through Qualification (IQ)”.

The guideline provides information on the requirements and options which have been extended with the Skilled Immigration Act and which are regulated in Section 16d of the Residence Act (AufenthG). The procedure itself and other key subjects are addressed in the context of recognition – these include training to compensate for substantial differences, visa procedures, funding and documents required.

Along with the guideline, the Network “Integration through Qualification (IQ)” has also published a short handout for skilled workers. The handout is available in German and English and illustrates the procedure as well as guidance and support provision.

The guideline and handout are available to download free of charge via the link below and from the media library in this portal. Printed copies of the guideline can be ordered from the IQ Competence Centre for Advisory Services and Job Training of Migrants.

Further Information

Guideline for Advising on Section 16d of the Residence Act

Handout for skilled workers on Section 16d of the Residence Act (German)

Handout for skilled workers on Section 16d of the Residence Act (English)

Media library

Skilled Immigration Act

IQ Competence Centre for Advisory Services and Job Training of Migrants