Germany Introduces an Attractive Visa Scheme for Nurses

Germany Introduces an Attractive Visa Scheme for Nurses

Bernard P. Olalia, who is the administrator of  Philippine Overseas Employment Administration — POEA for short — said that qualified nurses who would like to work in Germany will be entitled to get free work visas, German language classes as well as other benefits that are available courtesy of a partnership deal between the agency and the German government.

Speaking to Business World in an interview, the POEA administrator said that nurses are in high demand in Germany. In addition, he said that he hoped that all interested nurses apply under the Triple Win Project — TWP for short. TWP is an undertaking of POEA, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH and the German Federal Employment Agency. Applying under the TWP will afford them the opportunity to cut down on expenses should they qualify to work in Germany.

Olaila added that the flight ticket would be free and the first batch to qualify will also get their German lessons for free. According to him, the wages paid in Germany are higher than that of other markets.

The country’s Department of Labour and Employment, on Thursday, made a statement informing the public that participants who come under the TWP will receive wages ranging between €2,000 and €2,400 every month. The qualifications will determine the exact wage amount.

Figures released by the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) show that the beginning salary amount for nurses working in the Philippines is between P8,000 to P13,500.

There are up to 400 visa slots still available

The TWP at the moment has 400 slots still available. The criteria for eligibility include a Filipino citizenship and a completed nursing course. They are also expected to have passed the board exam and must have at least a two-year professional nursing experience.

Registration deadline is on February 28, 2019, and applicants can register prior to that date.

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