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A residence arrangement has been introduced to make it easier for young innovative companies (start-ups) to hire essential foreign personnel. The new regulation allows them to apply for a residence permit for highly skilled migrants more quickly. This arrangement is a pilot project which will last 4 years.
Start-ups are often unable to pay the salary required for the residence permit procedure for highly skilled migrants. The residence scheme for startups changes that. As a start-up you must pay your foreign employee a salary combined with a share in the company. The salary criterion has been lowered for this group.
The pilot project Residence scheme for essential foreign personnel of start-ups has entered into force on 1 June 2021.