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Ordinance on the Employment of Foreigners
(Beschäftigungsverordnung - BeschV)

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Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) der Verordnung durch Artikel 3 der Verordnung vom 30. August 2023 (BGBl. 2023 I Nr. 233)
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Part 1
General provisions
Section 1Scope of application of the Ordinance
Part 2
Skilled employment
Section 2Placement agreements
Section 3Executive staff, managers and specialists
Section 4(repealed)
Section 5Academics, research and development
Section 6Employment in selected professions with extensive practical work experience
Section 7(repealed)
Section 8Initial and continuing in-company vocational training; recognition of foreign professional qualifications
Section 9Employment in the case of previous periods of employment or lengthier periods of previous residence
Part 3
Temporary employment
Section 10International exchange of staff, projects abroad
Section 10aIntra-corporate transferees
Section 11Language teachers, speciality cooks
Section 12Au pair employment
Section 13Domestic workers of posted persons
Section 14Other types of employment
Section 15Internships for continuing education and training purposes
Section 15aSeasonal employment
Section 15bFairground helpers
Section 15cDomestic helpers
Part 4
Posted employees
Section 16Business travellers
Section 17In-company continuing education and training
Section 18Journalists
Section 19Contracts for work and materials (Werklieferungsverträge)
Section 20International road and rail transport
Section 21Rendering of services
Part 5
Special groups
Section 22Special professional groups
Section 23International sporting events
Section 24Shipping and air transport
Section 24aProfessional drivers
Section 24bOffshore wind turbines and offshore connections
Section 25Culture and entertainment
Section 26Employment of certain nationals
Section 27Employment of frontier workers
Section 28Ethnic Germans
Part 6
Other provisions
Section 29International agreements
Section 30Stays of employment without a residence title
Part 7
Employment in the case of residence for reasons of international law, on humanitarian or political grounds as well as of persons whose deportation has been temporarily suspended and of asylum-seekers
Section 31Employment in the case of residence for reasons of international law or on humanitarian or political grounds
Section 32Employment of persons whose deportation has been temporarily suspended or with temporary permission to remain pending the asylum decision
Section 33(repealed)
Part 8
Procedural provisions
Section 34Limitation of approval
Section 35Scope of approval
Section 36Granting of approval
Section 37Hardship clause
Part 9
Recruitment and employment placement from abroad
Section 38Recruitment and placement
Section 39Administrative offences
Annex (to Section 32)
Annex (to Section 38)