German: Beschleunigtes Verfahren
Accelerated procedure means that the time needed for a recognition procedure is less than usual. Companies are able to apply for the accelerated procedure for the entry of skilled workers from third countries. To do this, the company concludes an agreement with the competent central immigration office. The competent immigration office applies for the recognition procedure. It acts as the central point of contact for the company and the competent authority. Certain prerequisites are necessary for an accelerated procedure. An accelerated procedure can mean that the duration of the recognition procedure is shortened to two months. Coordination by the central immigration office means that the visa procedure can also be accelerated.