The German EU Blue Card is an electronic residence permit for highly qualified workers.
The EU Blue Card for Germany is a work and residence permit, issued to highly skilled individuals, allowing them to work in professions where there is a shortage or which have future prospects. It allows the holder to live and work in Germany for up to four years at first and extend the stay if they still meet the requirements.
To get a German EU Blue Card, most people have to apply for a German Employment Visa or a Job Seeker Visa from a German Embassy or Consulate. These are long-stay visas, which by themselves, do not allow you to work in Germany – it simply serves to show the Immigration Authorities that you have entered the country legally and with the intention of working. Within three months of entering the country, you should apply for the EU Blue Card at the German Immigration Office.
Citizens of the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Israel, South Korea, and New Zealand can apply for an EU Blue Card in Germany without getting a visa beforehand.
The Minimum Salary Threshold for an EU Blue Card in Germany in 2022
In 2022, the minimum salary threshold in Germany is €56,400 per year and €43,992 per year for professions in shortage. The salary threshold is the minimum amount your salary must be to qualify you for an EU Blue Card. It is one and a half times the national average, which means that it changes every year.
To be completely sure that you are eligible for an EU Blue Card you can contact the law representatives at Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte.