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Today, I will provide information about the Opportunity Card, which offers a work permit. This card presents a significant opportunity for qualified workers seeking employment in Germany.

What is the Opportunity Card?

The Opportunity Card is a residence permit for qualified workers. It is a type of visa that allows you to search for a job in Germany and permits part-time work. It is valid for one year and allows you to work up to 20 hours per week.

Who Can Apply?

There are two ways to apply for the Opportunity Card:

  • Qualified Workers: Those with a recognized university degree or two years of vocational training in Germany.
  • Points System Applicants: If you are not a qualified worker, you need to score at least six points based on specific criteria, including language skills, work experience, age, and education level.

Application Requirements

  • Language Skills: You need to know basic German (A1) or have good English skills (B2).
  • Financial Requirements: You must prove that you can support yourself during your stay in Germany. This can be shown by having at least €1,027 per month in a blocked account or by having a valid job offer in Germany.

Rights and Advantages

  • Work Permit: Allows you to work up to 20 hours per week while searching for a job.
  • Trial Work Period: Provides the opportunity to gain full-time job experience for two weeks.
  • Long-term Residency: Grants the right to stay in Germany during the application and job search process.

The Opportunity Card offers a great chance for those looking to start a new career in Germany. For more detailed information, please contact LexLegal. Best of luck!

Halil İbrahim Koca

Immigration Adviser

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