The German authorities are in no hurry to ease visa conditions for entry for Russian tourists, however, they said that they nevertheless simplified the visa regime for one of the categories of Russians. We are talking about qualified employees coming from Russia to German enterprises.
At the same time, the government of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is streamlining the visa application process by excluding workers with specialized experience in specific areas, such as IT technologies, from Russia, The Guardian specified. According to the German authorities, the “global permit for access to the labor market”, which applies only to Russian citizens employed in German companies and earning at least €43,992 per year (about 2.7 million rubles), will be valid until September 30.< /p>
In addition, the German authorities also stressed that since the beginning of Russia's special operation in Ukraine until May, Germany has issued more than 600 Schengen visas to qualified Russian employees. As noted by the publication, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution issued a warning, which, among other things, emphasized that Russian citizens who are going to move to Germany, as well as those who are already working in the country, risk being pressured by the Russian authorities to collect information useful for the Russian economy.
“Russia is increasingly isolated due to the sanctions imposed in response to the events in Ukraine. As a result, its economy is cut off from the know-how and technologies of the West,” the report published by the newspaper noted.
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