Moving to Germany is now easier than ever with the new point based opportunity card

Abhinav Kumar
3 min readJan 4, 2024
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This is an extension of my story series Moving to Germany as a Software Engineer (Part 1). You can read about my complete journey of moving to Germany as a non-EU citizen.

Germany recently introduced Chancenkarte (opportunity card), a brand new German Opportunity Card Program that allows a non-EU skilled worker to move to Germany 🇩🇪 and find employment. Until now, applicants from non-EU countries had to show a permanent employment contract or be considered a recognized skilled worker to work in Germany.

So, the opportunity card is here to things easy for skilled worker migration.

Being the largest economy in the EU, Germany currently facing a huge labor shortage last year it was 400K. That is why the German Federal Government introduced this new Chancenkarte immigration system.

so, let’s understand how and what.

Easy and fast entry into Germany is possible

Now, you do not need a job contract in Germany to move here and get a work permit.

Good chance of a qualified part-time/full-time job



Abhinav Kumar

Software Engineer @Zalando, Living in Germany, Tech enthusiast, Story Teller, Write about my learning and experiences in tech and in life.