Background :

I have German national Visa (Employment) approved for 3 months. I had submitted few additional documents required for Blue card applicants during Visa application at German Consulate, Mumbai. Such as ANABIN docs along with degree certificate.

I have a job contract for indefinite period.

Questions :

1.What is the process to get Blue card once I reach Germany ? 2. Which documents are required during above process ? 3. Will I need apostille on degree certificate even if I have ANABIN docs ? 4. In my case what will be the validity duration of Blue Card ?

Thank you.

  • Well, there should be no specific process, you can just enter Germany on your current visa and apply for a Blue Card at the Ausländerbehörde, if you satisfy the Blue Card requirements. See expatriates.stackexchange.com/a/19565/13223 for more details. The requirements for Blue Card you can find in Google. – Andrey Sapegin Jan 6 at 9:12

If you wish to convert your visa to a blue card then the basic requirements still need to be met, such as salary, qualifications etc. even if you are already in Germany.

You should go along to your local ABH (Ausländerbehörde) and talk to them about doing this. They will then advise you what exactly they wish to see for your specific circumstances and if this is possible or not.

If you already got your degree/qualifications verified via ANABIN then it should be possible to just resubmit this information again during the application.

The duration of the Blue card will be valid for 4 years from the date of issue, or for the duration of your contract + 3 months (if you have a limited contract).

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