Linda (29), originally from Tunisia, immigrated to Germany in 2021. She is a radiology technician (MTRA). In our interview, she talks about her immigration process, her experience and life in Germany.
What is your name?
My name is Linda. I’m 29 years old, I am originally from Tunisia but I have been living in Dubai for several years before I left for Germany.
What is your profession?
I am a radiology technician and I graduated in Dubai
When did you come to Germany?
I arrived in Germany in 2021 and originally wanted to study again or rather obtain a Master’s degree. But when I saw how good the job opportunities were for me in Germany, I decided without further ado to rather continue working and turned to VISABEE due to recommendation.
Please describe the process of your immigration. Did you have any help? If yes, who helped you?
When I arrived in Germany, my language school in Dubai supported me. For everything else that had to be done after that, I had VISABEE. That was also good because the process of my recognition turned out to be really difficult since I was the first applicant from Dubai.
How did you obtain your professional qualification (e.g. license to practice medicine)?
VISABEE coordinated this process and assigned the partner attorneys. Now, I can say that this was also the best thing I could have done in my situation.
Did you experience any difficulties with the authorities?
There were many particularities with my records that were impossible to know about beforehand. I am very glad that I now have lawyers on my side who ensure that the authorities do everything right.
Did you experience any difficulties with the German Embassy or Consulate?
Unlike most countries in the Middle East, I had no problems. The German consulate in Dubai is well organized. However, I know from friends that this is the absolute exception and you should definitely look for a partner like VISABEE to support you throughout this process.
Why did you come to Germany? What’s your personal reason?
For continuous professional development, I wanted to learn more and experience new things. Germany is a really good country for that.
Do you have tips for those who also want to live and work in Germany? Do you have any advice in general?
Sensible planning and support is simply necessary. Otherwise, you lose a lot of time and money due to things that go wrong or take an unnecessarily long time.
What are you looking forward to?
In the next few years, I would like to get to know the country and continue to develop professionally. I really love my job and want to provide good medical care.