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Blue Card is a visa in Germany for highly skilled professionals in any field. The key requirement for this visa is having a valid job contract with a German employer or payroll company. The minimum salary is €43,800 per year or €3,650 per month. For IT specialits it is enougth to obtain a residence permit with either a university degree diploma or a CV demonstrating 3 years of work experience. And any recognized higher education degree in Germany for specialists from other fields. The application process is usually swift, with the German consulate processing time for blue card just a couple of weeks.
🤑 You must have a long-term (at least 1 year or indefinite) contract with a company inside of Germany. It could be a German legal entity or payroll-company incorporated in Germany, so it is possible to obtain a Blue Card even if you have an employer in another country, with the exception of Russia and Belarus.
The Blue Card is issued for the duration of the employment contract. If the contract is indefinite, it is immediately granted for 4 years. After residing in Germany for 21 months and achieving a B1 level proficiency in the German language, you can apply for blue card Germany permanent residency, and in some cases, even terminate your employment contract. With basic knowledge of the German language, this period is extended to 27 months.
👪 You can relocate and legalize your whole family at once without the need for subsequent reunification procedures. Unlike some other visas, the consulate does not require a language certificate at the A1 level from your partner.
💡 Confirmation of higher education diploma or work experience, employment contract or Job offer, CV, entry medical insurance are nessesary.
Preparation of Documents
Employment Contract or Job Offer, confirmation of higher education diploma, confirmation of work experience, CV, health insurance
Submit your application to the consulate or VFS.
Upon arrival in Germany, apply at the ABH. Simply arrive on the designated date (usually ∼3 month after arrival) and provide the documents.
Wait for your Residence Card
On average, getting your residence card may take up to 6 months in some cases and lands
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