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Specialists from abroad


People from all over the world are drawn to Berlin to live, study and work: Specialists from abroad for your international business.

Of the 142,900 new residents58% came from abroad.20% foreign residents from over190 nationslive and work in Berlin.More than21% of the studentsat Berlin's universitiescome from abroad,most of them from China, Russiaand the USA.

Berlin is one of the world’s most popular university cities for foreign students and researchers. About 42,000 foreign students are matriculated for the winter semester 2010/21. This is 21 percent of all students in Berlin. Most foreign students hail from Turkey, China, Poland, Russia, France, the USA and Italy.

(Source: Statistical Office Berlin-Brandenburg, 2021 - figures rounded for 2020)

The environment fosters an international network that is profitable for Berlin’s business community: four universities as well as many renowned higher education institutions and research facilities. This large pool of excellently trained, multi-lingual specialists is readily available, and will also secure international contacts.

Berlin caters to the individual interests and needs of foreign employers, employees and their families. Many multilingual or foreign schools offer bilingual or foreign language classes. International institutes promote intercultural exchange and offer support in the process of moving to and becoming settled in Berlin.

The Business Immigration Service (BIS) is on hand to promptly and effectively answer questions about residence permits. It is available for companies, executives, specialists and their families.

Our service for investors: Business Immigration Service (BIS)

The Business Immigration Service allows investors, companies and qualified employees an easy start in Berlin. We support both the initial applications for entrance and stay, including work permits and also the renewal of residence permits.

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