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Procedure

Procedure

Check requirements   Job offer in Germany or valid employment contract Equivalence or comparability of the foreign qualification (university degree or vocational qualification) Language level of at least B1 in German Professional licence, if applicable For EU Blue Card: gross annual salary of at least EUR 55,200 or EUR 43,056 in MINT* occupations (in […]

Procedure

Check requirements  

  • Job offer in Germany or valid employment contract
  • Equivalence or comparability of the foreign qualification (university degree or vocational qualification)
  • Language level of at least B1 in German
  • Professional licence, if applicable
  • For EU Blue Card: gross annual salary of at least EUR 55,200 or EUR 43,056 in MINT* occupations (in 2020)
  • Persons over 45 years of age without Blue Card EU*: check current salary limit for “Make it in Germany” or prove adequate pension provision
  • Appointment request to the German embassy
  • Prepare the necessary documents: for example, employment contract, passport, proof of recognised university or professional qualifications, visa application form
  • Applying for a visa in the country of residence

Entry to Germany  

  • Issue of an entry visa for the purpose of qualified employment
  • Book flight ticket or trip to Germany
  • Applying for a residence permit
  • Booking appointments with the responsible immigration authorities
  • Apply for a residence permit for the purpose of qualified employment (Sections 18a, 18b (1) of the Residence Act (AufenthG)), for Blue Card EU: Section 18b (2) of the Residence Act (AufenthG)
  • Obtain and prepare a list of the required documents from the Immigration Registration Office
  • Fees can be up to EUR 100 (Section 45 and following of the Residence Ordinance (AufenthV)

*The „EU Blue card“ paves the way to the European Union as a work and residence permit for highly qualified specialists from non-EU countries.

*„MINT“ is the abbreviation for mathematics, information technology, natural sciences and technology.