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The Corona Crisis: Facts and Information

16.03.2020  |  Helpful

The changeover of our MOVES Consulting Remote Work System is going very well and was checked during weekend for possible resources and capacities. We are always available for you and your employees.

At the moment we are able to pass on the following information, which the respective state and federal authorities have communicated to us:

We have received the following information from the Berlin state authorities today:

In order to contain the pathogen SARS-CoV-2 ("Corona virus"), considerable restrictions have been decided nationwide. This also affects the Berlin State Office for Immigration (LEA) and the Berlin Business Immigration Service (BIS).

Until further notice, no more runner customers will be summoned and served in Berlin. Likewise, from now on no new applications will be accepted. The documents submitted to the BIS until then will be processed and scheduled by us.

Please inform your employees that it is no longer possible to visit the BIS or the State Office for Immigration without an appointment (e.g. to pick up electronic residence permits and blue cards).

We are currently investigating which other federal states are closing their foreigners authorities in whole or in part, and where applications are still being accepted.

There is currently no entry ban for travellers from China or other countries in Germany. Travellers from China, South Korea, Japan, Iran and Italy are obliged to provide information on their flight and whereabouts on exit cards within 30 days of landing. Information on symptoms and risk exposure can also be recorded for travellers. Persons who are conspicuous can be further questioned and, if necessary, examined. Depending on the risk assessment for Germany, further possible measures will be jointly examined on an ongoing basis.

For planned assignments or hirings to Austria: 

Currently all visa offices of Austrian embassies worldwide are closed. We will inform you immediately as soon as the consulates accept visa applications again.

In the event that employees from outside EU have already been granted a RWR card or any other kind of residence permit and are allowed to enter without a visa, this is currently only possible to a limited extent. In individual cases, we are examining the possibility of entry.

For all those employees who are only allowed to enter with a D visa to pick up their residence permit in Austria, entry is currently not possible.

USA have closed the Consular Service in Vienna. 


Within Europe, the borders in the following countries have been closed and can only be passed with a special permit or verifiable justification (relatives in need of care, work, business trip):

Italy, Spain, France, Austria, Germany (southern border Bavaria-Austria), Luxembourg, Poland, Czech Republic, other countries will follow!

There will be a time after the Corona Crisis: 

The crisis is a productive state, you just have to take away the smack of disaster! (Max Frisch)

It will take some days until everyone returns to a certain normality and systematics of their work processes. This will be especially true in recruiting.

What can you currently do in the corona crisis for the time after the corona crisis?

Set the course today for tomorrow.

- Use the time for an evaluation of your existing processes in HR, recruiting and onboarding. Create - supplement - or optimize your lists, templates, plans.

- Internal test simulations help to check the processes for improvement potentials

- Tools like Skype or teams help to communicate with potential candidates at home and abroad.

- Fill your candidate file

- Conduct interviews and establish a connection with your desired candidates

- Use the time to expand your expertise


What can we do as a service provider for recruiters and HR managers?

- We will inform you regularly and of course promptly about official developments in immigration and the transfer of skilled workers to Austria and Germany.

- We help our customers to develop and set up their onboarding processes with our 7-step onboarding system.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate but contact us at +43 1 9565919 or +49 541 670 65 96 or immigration@moves-consulting.com

We are here for you!


Kornelia Epping

Clients talk MOVES

"The detail, heart and passion that goes into your customers is AMAZING!! You are a true professional and we feel that you are part of our family and that is because you look for ways to help in any way to make us feel comfortable."

Sean Jones
Manager at Rexair LLC, USA

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