Germany Issues Record Number of Work Visas to Indians, Turks, and Serbs

Unveiling a significant surge in national work visas issued by Germany in 2022, recent data showcases Indians, Turks, and Serbs as the frontrunners. The Federal Foreign Office's statistics highlight a remarkable increase in work opportunities for foreign nationals, solidifying Germany's appeal as a thriving professional destination.
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The Federal Foreign Office of Germany has released its latest data showcasing a remarkable surge in national work visas issued to foreign nationals in 2022. Indians, Turks, and Serbs emerged as the top beneficiaries, marking a significant increase in comparison to the previous year.

According to data from the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, the country granted a total of 152,336 national work visas to foreigners in 2022, up from 125,000 in 2021.

National Work Visas Issued By Germany

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Germany, renowned for its economic prowess and welcoming environment, granted an astounding total of 152,336 national work visas to foreign individuals in the year 2022. This marked a substantial increase compared to the figures from 2021, affirming the nation’s appeal as a hub of professional opportunities.

Indians Top the List

Indians were issued the highest number of work visas by Germany in 2022, with a total of 17,379 visas granted. The majority of these visas were issued by the German Consulate General in Bangalore (8,613 visas).

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Other Indian cities where a large number of work visas were issued include Mumbai (3,013 visas), Chennai (2,483 visas), New Delhi (2,434 visas), and Kolkata (836 visas).

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Turks Second

Turkish nationals were the second-largest beneficiaries of work visas issued by Germany in 2022, with a total of 12,542 visas granted. The majority of these visas were issued by the German Embassy in Ankara (6,410 visas) and the Consulate General in Ankara (4,735 visas).

Serbs Third

Serbs were the third-largest beneficiaries of work visas issued by Germany in 2022, with a total of 11,792 visas granted. All of these visas were issued by the German Embassy in Belgrade.

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Other Beneficiaries

Apart from these top three nationalities, Germany also granted a large number of work visas to Bosnians, Kosovars, Russians, Albanians, and North Macedonians.

Nationals of Bosnia and Herzegovina were granted a total of 10,524 work visas by Germany in 2022. They are followed by nationals of Kosovo, who were granted 9,309 work visas, nationals of Russia, who were granted 6,975 work visas, nationals of Albania, who were granted 6,526 work visas, and nationals of North Macedonia, who were granted 5,796 work visas.

S. No.CountryNumber of Work Visas Issued
1.India17,379
2.Turkey12,542
3.Serbia11,792
4.Bosnia10,524
5.Kosovo9,309
6.Russia6,975
7.Albania6,526
8North Macedonia5,796

Also Read: Schengen Visa Processing Time for Germany Reduced to Eight Weeks

Other National Visas

Apart from issuing a large number of work visas, Germany also issued a high number of other national visas in 2022.

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Last year, Germany issued a total of 393,083 national visas, and after work visas, the second and third highest number of visas was issued for spouse reunification and study purposes.

Germany issued 71,129 national visas for spouse reunification and 71,018 national study visas in 2022.

Conclusion

The record number of work visas issued by Germany in 2022 is a sign of the country’s strong economy and growing demand for skilled workers. The top three nationalities of beneficiaries (Indians, Turks, and Serbs) are all from countries with a large pool of skilled workers.

This trend is likely to continue in the years to come, as Germany seeks to attract the best and brightest workers from around the world.

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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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