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Chancenkarte Deutschland:

An Opportunity for Indians Seeking Jobs in Germany

The Chancenkarte Deutschland (Opportunity Card Germany) provides a fantastic opportunity for skilled workers from non-EU countries, including India, to enter Germany to seek suitable employment. The advantage is that you do not need a fixed job contract to apply. If you are recognized as a skilled worker or score at least six points in the points system, you can obtain the Chancenkarte. Additionally, you must ensure your living expenses are covered during your stay.

Benefits of the Chancenkarte

Simple, quick, and legal entry to Germany: No lengthy recognition procedures required.

Secure livelihood with good income: Possibility to work part-time up to 20 hours per week

Opportunity for permanent residency: If successful in finding a job.

Immediate work permit: Upon successful job application.

Benefits of the Chancenkarte

The Chancenkarte makes it easier to find a job in Germany. The requirements include at least a two-year vocational training or a university degree, as well as basic German (A1) or English proficiency (B2). It allows for a two-week trial work period or part-time employment of up to 20 hours per week. The initial stay is for one year, but it can be extended for up to two more years under specific conditions.

Requirements for the Chancenkarte
To receive the Chancenkarte, you must score a total of six points in the points system. Here is an overview of the basic requirements and the points distribution:

Basic Requirements (no points awarded):
⁠ ⁠Language Proficiency: German (A1) or English (B2).
•⁠ ⁠Education: At least two years of vocational training or a university degree recognized in the country of origin.
•⁠ ⁠Financial Security: Proof of sufficient funds, for example, through an employment contract for part-time work (up to 20 hours per week).

Points System:
•⁠ ⁠4 Points: Partial recognition of a foreign professional qualification or permission to practice a regulated profession (e.g., educators, nurses, engineers).
•⁠ ⁠3 Points: Five years of professional experience (within the last seven years) in the learned profession with prior two-year vocational training or good German proficiency (B2).
•⁠ ⁠2 Points : Two years of professional experience within the last five years or being up to 35 years old or German proficiency (B1).
•⁠ ⁠1 Point : Being up to 40 years old or having stayed in Germany for at least six months (non-tourist stays) or very good English proficiency (C1) or sufficient German proficiency (A2) or training in shortage occupations or applying jointly with a spouse.


The Chancenkarte Deutschland offers Indian skilled workers an excellent opportunity to come to Germany and start a professional career. With the right qualifications and some preparation, you can take advantage of this chance to establish yourself in Germany and build a promising future.

Check your qualifications and take the first step towards your professional future in Germany!