I am working in Germany for 4 months with national visa and currently in process of applying for an EU Blue card. Unfortunately I got an appointment only in December 1st week of 2018 and my national visa expires on last week of November, 2018. The Ausländeramt said there are not earlier available appointments. I was wondering the consequences of this as there would be around 15 days where I would be without a valid visa.

P.S. I visited the local Ausländeramt 4 times, and every time I was asked to email for an appointment, and every time I emailed them, I got no reply and I got an appointment on my 4th email to them. They have been extremely busy but I am quite uncomfortable with the fact that I will be without a valid stay/travel document in Germany for 15 days.

UPDATE- I talked to HR representative from my company and they helped me get an appointment at the Immigration office for Fiktionsbescheinigung, which is basically a temporary work permit. So anyone with the same situation I was in, please do talk to Ausländeramt regarding Fiktionsbecheinigung or also extending the type D visa, which I think can be done. Thank you!

  • What nationality are you? I suspect you should not work after your visa expires. Can you get your visa extended (you do still have a month)? – Martin Bonner Oct 24 at 13:35
  • Thank you for the reply! I am from India. I did not know it was possible to extend the national visa. – Vish_evo Oct 24 at 13:44
  • I don't know that it is possible - but it's a sensible thing to ask. – Martin Bonner Oct 24 at 13:47
  • Have you already submitted the application for the blue card? It's common for a pending application for a residence permit to allow you to stay past the end of a visa's validity. If you've already submitted the application, the fact that you haven't yet had the interview shouldn't matter. – phoog Oct 24 at 16:48
  • No. I got the appointment to submit on 5th of December , 2 weeks past visa expiration date – Vish_evo Oct 24 at 17:02

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