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August 26, 2021

Social security exempt third-country nationals may now obtain German work authorization as local hire specialists and skilled workers

The German Government recently announced a new policy that enables German companies to sponsor third-country nationals who are exempt from German social security contribution requirements to work in Germany as skilled workers and local hire specialists. Previously, third-country nationals who obtained CoC pursuant to treaty exemptions were ineligible to acquire German work authorization as local hire specialists or skilled workers, unless they obtained Standard Blue Cards.

A Tax Alert prepared by EY's People Advisory Services group, and attached below, provides additional details.


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