I have a question and I hope some of you may have some advice. I arrived in Berlin 3 months ago (in February 2020) as a non-EU citizen, and I am a Blue Card holder. I've done the Anmeldung, didn't get the chance to attend the appointment for getting a long-term residence permit (valid for 4 years) because of COVID-19 crisis, but I talked to various people and all of them confirmed I have the same rights as other Blue Card holders - I even got a confirmation from LEA that my visa, valid for 6 months, is valid until I don't get the appointment I requested.
Now, I work as an IT engineer, and I am unhappy with my job. Because of this, I found a new job, in the same field, and I signed the contract. Important thing about it is that the salary is a bit lower than at my current job, but it is over the 2020 limit for shortage occupations - but only for shortage occupations. It is lower than the limit required to avoid obtaining a Zustimmung from the ZAV, that stills needs to be done. I still meet all the requirements for the Blue Card, because my occupation is on the list of shortage occupations.
Based on this, I did the following: as stated on LEA website, I sent all the documents on their E-Mail address (LEA B1 Berlin branch), and now I have no idea how the process will look like.
Does any of you have any idea what can I expect, and in what time frame? Will there be any problems because the salary in the new job will be a bit lower than at my current job? Will my Blue Card only get amended, or a completely new work permit needs to be issued?