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Blue Card work permit scheme attracts 4,000

Published: 16 Feb 2013 19:10 CET

That number has far outweighed expectations. According to the magazine, the number of blue cards expected for the entire year had been just 3,600. The majority of the workers (983) came from India.

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Interior minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said the scheme had brought “highly-qualified professionals from around the world to Germany.”

The second highest intake was from China, with 398 professionals from there getting blue cards, and employees from Russia and the United States coming in afterwards.

In most cases, workers must earn at least €46,400 a year to qualify but in areas experiencing skills shortages, the minimum annual salary to qualify for the scheme is €36,192.

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