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The German Blue Card has been approved! The end of that article states that the upper chamber of German parliament, the Bundesrat, must still approve the law, but this has already happened (article in German).
So what does is take to move to Germany?
- Have a job offer of at least €44K (€35K for some areas)
- Have a degree or equivalent experience.
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You can apply for permanent residency in Germany after three years, or only two years if you develop a B1 proficiency in German.
Germany needs skilled workers and they don't have enough workers with the right skills. This could be your big chance to move to Europe. It's time to start rereading my How to Get a Work Permit series.
The new law should come into effect July 1st, 2012.
Update: here's the German government English language explanation of the Blue Card. It's pretty damned impressive.
Update 2: Blue Card applications are now being accepted.