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Change of employer on Blue card for a non German company

I have been working on an EU Blue card in Berlin for 2 years continuously and now I believe I can change employer without asking the Foreigners office. However, I would like to know I can change to a ...
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EU Blue Card University Degree Requirments

I have an undergraduate degree from a recognized Australian Uni (H+) in IT. For my application, the required documents say I need to bring my university degree, can I bring an original, stamped 'Proof ...
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Renewing an expired German blue card

I already worked in Germany for more than 3 years as a skilled worker and a blue card holder(2018 -> 2021), then I left Germany, moved outside EU/Uk, I'm wandering if I return to Germany next year(...
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Parental leave in Germany, if wife is not a resident

I am from an non-EU country residing in Germany with a blue card. I have been working in Germany for the past 5 years under a normal German employment contract. I got married couple of months ago in ...
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Traveling within EU with expired Blue Card but a valid passport

I am a national of Turkey with a valid passport, working in Latvia with a Blue Card that is valid until 4th of December. I already applied for the renewal of BC but it will take some time before I can ...
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Blue card state for unemployed person

I am a BlueCard holder for 32 months in Germany. I lost my job in the 29th month and registered on Arbeitsagentur immediatelly. Now I want to clarify 3 cases. How long can I stay in Germany maximum ...
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Bringing non-eu unmarried partner while on a Blue Card in Croatia

I am a non-EU citizen, not married, but in a longterm relationship with another non-EU person. I am currently in process of recruited in Croatia with EU Blue Card I have these following questions: Is ...
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EU Blue Card to Germany or Working Visa permit

I'm a bit confused about one of the particular Blue Card requirements - "the job must be relevant to the qualifications, i.e. the skills acquired through the university degree must be at least ...
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Staying in Germany for long period on permanent residency (Niederlassungserlaubnis) without working

I came to Germany 3 years ago on Blue Card from non-EU country. After 3 years, I received my permanent resident permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis). Can I quit my current work in Germany, but still stay ...
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Can I travel to Denmark with EU blue card?

I have an EU blue card, is it possible to go to Denmark with this EU blue card?
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When you transfer your blue card to a new passport, do they take the old card away from you? (Germany)

I am in the position where I am trying to renew my passport and blue card before I make a trip home during Christmas. To be clear, my residence title is not expiring, just that the blue card is ...
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May I apply for Germany blue card visa with a remote work contract?

I have received a remote job offer with a six-month trial period from a German company. Can I apply for a BlueCard visa with this contract?
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Can ASIIN (AQANIE) certificate be a replacement for ANABIN to get blue card in Germany?

I have got a job offer in Germany and I need to apply for a work visa/EU blue card. My university has H+/- status on the ANABIN website. I applied to get the equivalence certificate from the ZAB but ...
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Having German Blue card, working in Luxemburg, getting Germany permanent residence permit

I hold a German Blue Card and got a job offer from a company in Luxemburg. My question is that if I stay in Germany (Trier) and work in Luxemburg, can I finally get Germany permanent residence after 3 ...
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Do we need to notify ABH if my wife, with a Blue Card dependent visa, gets a job? Can she work in a city other than that of the main Blue Card holder?

We are registered in Frankfurt under the Blue Card category. My wife has a job offer in Berlin. Wanted to know: Should we need to notify the ABH in frankfurt about her job offer? (Blue Card states ...
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Blue card interruption - Germany - Pregnancy

I was hired for a position in Germany starting from the 1st of December, 2021 and I will be moving there from Turkey. I will apply for a Blue card. I am married. My husband is in a job search right ...
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Contract ended during probation on EU blue card

Just 5 days before my probation (6 months) ended, I was informed by email from my boss (a university professor) that he will terminate my contract by the end of September (7 months in total). ...
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Can I stay outside EU with Germany Blue card for more than 6 months [duplicate]

I am currently working for a German company after completing my MSc degree in Germany and have a Blue card valid till 2025. I would like to visit my family outside Europe, so I will be traveling to my ...
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After quitting job, can a blue card holder Leave Germany, return to wrap up things and travel out of the EU

I hold a blue card and employed from 10 months in Germany. I understand my blue card will be valid for 3 months after I quit my job. I want to quit my job and visit my home country for a month and a ...
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VFS Visa at doorstep [closed]

has anyone opted for VFS visa at the doorstep in India for German National Visa (EU Blue Card), If you have any information on charges and processing time please revert back
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Losing Blue Card upon pay cut

Do I lose my Blue Card if my salary drops below the threshold, due to any reason like changing jobs, or getting a pay cut? Or is it going to stay valid until the expire date for as long as I am still ...
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I have Master (Equivalent) and Bachelor degree (Conditionally comparable), which one will be used to assess for German work Visa

I have been offered the role of “Software developer” but my three years master degree is in 'is Equivalent' and my Bachelor degree is 'Conditionally comparable' status in the Anabin database. Both ...
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Does work stay in Germany count as travel history for UK work visa?

I am applying for the UK skilled worker visa and I need to fill out the travel history for myself and my family. I have been staying in Germany on a long term work visa for the last 1-3 years. Shall ...
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Apply again to a Job Seeker Visa after having had a Blue Card in Germany

When I finished my master's studies in Germany, I got what I think was a job seeker visa (my permit said "16 Abs. 5"). After that, I got a Blue Card (some 13 months ago). My current contract ...
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Am I allowed to work remotely for a German Company in another EU country in a 90 days framework?

It seems that my question might resemble some already posed, but I'll ask anyway… I'm a non-EU citizen living in Germany and working for a German Corporation. I'm a EU Blue Card holder with over 24 ...
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German Blue Card - Relocation to France

I'm a holder of a Blue Card in Germany more than 18 months, and my company offered me to relocate to France with same employer. Can help me to answer below questions?: Is it easier to attain a Blue ...
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German Blue Card Visa processing from India

I am an Indian, received a German offer a week back and now I am about to apply for Visa Processing. But I am confused about booking an appointment through VFS Global and the india.diplo.de website ...
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Germany Blue Card after 2 years - can I change to a job not related to my degree?

I've been on a Blue Card in Berlin for over 2 years (current position matches my uni degree). Now I'm interested in getting a job in a new field which is not relevant to my degree (job - IT, degree - ...
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Which visa and/or work permit do I need to enter and work in Germany as a foreign researcher?

I accepted an offer for a three-year postdoc in Germany. It is not clear to me if I need to apply for a work permit/EU Blue Card in addition to my researcher visa. Where can I learn more? (Or do I ...
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Can i quit my current job and work as freelancer on EU Bluecard in France

I am holding a valid EU Bluecard since 2 years and working for a France based company. Now I am exploring options towards taking up freelance jobs by quitting my current full time job. I have searched ...
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Taking EU blue card from France and living in Germany

I am a non EU citizen. I am applying for a Blue card in France but the location I want to live in is in Germany Berlin. How does that apply in my case, working for a certain EU country and living in ...
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Transfer EU Blue Card to a different country from which my employer will be located

I am a holder of an EU Blue Card (Poland) and have held it for 18 months. I am considering to take a job in Denmark, but as you will probably know, the EU Blue Card is not applicable there. The ...
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Information regarding changing employer while having a Blue Card for 6 months

Ithe new EU Blue Card law, it is specified in the instructions: Flexibility to change employer - Complete a new test of the labour market if they wish to change employer or job position. Can someone ...
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Can I marry a Chinese citizen in Germany as Blue Card holder?

I am Chinese citizen and blue card holder in Germany. My girl is Chinese citizen and now stays in China. I hope to marry my girlfriend, but our marriage is not legal in China. Can I marry her in ...
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My Address will be changed soon and I have not received my Blue Card yet -Germany

My Address will be changed soon(Less than 2 weeks) and I have not received my Blue Card yet. The Blue Card will be posted to my address. It's a probability that they post the card to my current ...
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Working for German company from outside EU region with German Blue card temporarily

I am currently working for a German company and have a Blue card. I would like to visit my family outside Europe so I will be travelling to my Home and planning to work from there for a couple of ...
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EU blue card holder applying Niederlassungserlaubnis (Permanent Residence), confused about what happens to my spouse's visa

We are a couple and I have EU blue card. My spouse and I are in Germany living together. My spouse also got a 4 years visa along with my Blue card. It's around 27 months now and I have obtained B1 ...
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Is it possible to get EU blue card while on student visa even before starting the studies if I have a valid job offer in Germany?

I am Non EU IT/Software professional. I got admitted to Masters Program in A German University. I then applied to Consulate General in Mumbai for the student visa. I was planning to join university ...
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Travel to other EU countries after resigning from my current Job while on Blue card Germany

I have been living and working in Germany since April 2018 on Blue Card and recently renewed it as the previous one was only valid for 33 months. My new blue card is valid until Jan 2025. I am ...
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Staying outside of EU on blue card [duplicate]

I have EU blue card from last 2 years and I’m working for a company in Germany. During covid my company allowed to work fully remote and I came to my home country in Asia and working remotely from ...
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Work in one country and live in another one, as a third-country national

I work and live in Luxembourg (non-Blue Card holder), my wife lives and works in Germany (Blue card holder). We want that she lives in Luxembourg but still remains working in Germany. She would be ...
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Change from Blue Card to Aufenthaltstitel in Germany

I'm a non-EU citizen with a Blue Card (HR job) and my contract ends in 6 months (they have budget problems). I started looking for different jobs, but I think that the salary of some jobs that I find ...
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Ukrainian citizen, living with Blue Card in Germany - can work remotely in Austria?

Right now we want to employ a programmer / IT specialist who has Ukrainian nationality and citizenship but is living in Germany (and has a Blue Card from Germany since 6 months ago). Is he allowed to ...
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What is the difference between “Talent Passport/ICT” and “Passport Talent” in visa category?

I am from India and applying for France visa. My lawyer has suggested applying vfs-global for the purpose of travel in the Talent Passport/ICT category. It makes sense as I have to join the Paris ...
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What is the quickest way to start working in Germany from Russia?

I am a software engineer from Russia with 2 years of work experience,a Masters in Data Science at Skoltech univesity and a job offer from Germany. My university is listed as H+/- in the Anabin ...
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Applied for Niederlassungserlaubnis - why are authorities evaluating my BlueCard?

I am on a Blue Card since 2017 and have applied for the Niederlassungserlaubnis in October 2020 in Germany. Authorities reached out to me in January 2021, saying that the minimum threshold for the ...
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Changing Job with blue card after 18 months

I have a blue card in Germany and I am holding it for 18 months. I am changing my employer. Do I still need to have permission from the authority? My new job is in a different city. If I have to ...
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Blue Card Holder in Poland with two jobs

I have a full-time position in Poland and would like to accept a part-time position via a B2B contract (similar to a freelance contractor). Is this legally possible? In other words can an EU Blue Card ...
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Is it possible to work remotely for a US company without a German legal entity from Germany?

My fiancé recently accepted a job at a large US tech company for a Munich-based team. The company is handling his immigration paper work and he'll receive a blue card. I believe, based on what I've ...
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Job change in Blue Card [duplicate]

I am holding a Blue Card in Germany for 2 years validity and would like to change my job in 1 year. I understand it's possible and I have to get permission from Foreign Department. With the job offer ...

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