EU Blue Card
You can apply for an EU Blue Card if you have a recognised degree from a foreign university: you will receive a temporary residence permit for a maximum of four years. Degrees from foreign universities must be recognised.
- Presentation of an employment contract or a binding job offer in accordance with your qualifications.
Proof of a minimum annual gross salary of € 52.000 (exception: a lower salary limit of € 40.560 is taken as a basis when issuing a Blue Card to professionals, such as scientists, mathematicians and engineers as well as doctors and IT specialists.
If you have been in skilled employment for over 33 months as EU Blue Card holder and have basic knowledge of German, you can apply for a settlement permit. This period is reduced to 21 months if you have adequate knowledge of German.