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How can an American moving to Germany get necessary work and residency permits? Already have job

TL;DR - In what order, and how, can an American moving to Germany get the necessary work and residency permits to (a) ship in his belongings via a moving company and (b) legally begin working? I ...
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Is it possible to get a work permit in Germany without a degree but with solid contract and 7 years work experience on digital marketing?

I am working in a digital marketing agency in Turkey for almost 7 years and I got a job offer from an agency in Berlin, and I signed the contract. On 2005 I started studying university and before ...
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Do I need Federal Employment Agency approval for a Blue Card in a high salary shortage occupation?

In Berlin, Germany, the Blue Card requirements says the following: When engaging in employment with an annual gross income of at least EUR 52,000 (or gross income of EUR 4,333 monthly) or, ...
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Changing jobs in national visa

I am a non EU national currently working in Germany and in my 3rd month here. I am qualified to apply for EU Blue card but I have not started the process yet. Due to certain personal circumstances ...
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Contact requirement for blue card when changing job

I have a blue card. Non-EU citizen. I want to change my job and I have a new contract. It meets the minimum salary requirement but it's a limited time contract for 12 months. My questions are: How ...
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What is the minimum salary required for a Blue Card visa in Germany for a software developer (from India)

Question 1 : I have a prospective employer from Germany, Frankfurt who is ready to send me an employment offer letter anytime now. I live in India and I'm a software developer. What should be the ...
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Would founding a company by E-residency (in Estonia) create a conflict with my Blue Card in Germany?

As far as I know, I don't have rights to found a company while working under Blue Card permit in Germany. I've been working full-time with my Blue Card permit close to two years, and I don't have ...
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How long can I stay in Germany after I resign from my work before getting a blue card?

I’ve been working in Berlin for 3 months and I have applied for a Blue card 3 weeks ago. I still didn’t receive the approval yet. However, I’m considering resigning from my current role before ...
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Renewal of expired blue card (more than 2 years overseas)

I am a PhD graduate from Germany. Later, I worked in Germany for a year. I have had a blue card since 2015, which can be used to work in any company in Germany until 2020. But I left Germany and went ...
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Associate degree for EU Blue card in Germany

I have received a job offer in Germany, I from Brazil, but I live now in Czech Republic, I have a working Visa here. I would like to know if my diploma affects my application, since it is a 2 and ...
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Do you and your family apply for a German visa simultaneously if you have a job offer that entitles you to a Blue Card?

I have a job offer from a German company, and I am currently preparing my papers to apply for a visa (Blue card). I am married and would like to know if both my spouse and I can apply at the same time ...
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German long-term work visa: work contract starting earlier than the visa interview date. Is that a problem?

I have received a job offer from a company in Germany. The work contract states that the job starts in early August. However, the earliest date I can secure for my visa application interview is mid-...
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Is my degree recognized in Germany for Blue Card?

I am going to move to Munich and will start working as of June 1. I currently have another visa but would like to change to a Blue Card immediately. I finished a 4-year bachelor's degree (Bachelor of ...
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Can I change my Italian work permit to a blue card?

I am from outside the EU. I came to Italy to study and I found a job as a software engineer. My salary is more than 28,000 euro per year, but my resident permit type is Lavoro subordinato. Based on ...
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Moving to Spain from Germany with an EU blue card

I am an EU blue card holder living in Germany for about 4 years. Recently I got a job offer in Spain as Java Developer, which I intend to take. But the company and I are oblivious to the visa process. ...
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Time for changing jobs with Blue Card

I have a Blue Card valid for 4 years, starting 2017, ending 2020. No employer is written on card or Zusatzblatt. After 15 months of working for my first employer, I'm changing employment. If I change ...
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Blue Card for non-EU nationals already living in Europe

Regarding the Blue Card for Germany, is the application process easier or somehow different if you are already living in the EU under another high-skilled worker visa scheme? Let's say for example you ...
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Working in Germany and job offer in Italy

I am Indian citizen. I am currently working in Germany. I got job offer from a company to work in Italy. They are ready to apply for an entry visa and blue card. Since I am already in Germany and have ...
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for long term job : France CDI contract or Germany blue card , which is better?

To start employment , which is best France CDI contract or Germany Blue card visa? I am from India and would like to know about which country is best for long term opportunity. Both are offering ...
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Change company on an EU blue card visa

I have a situation and I would appreciate your help. I had an offer from a startup company in Germany and after they mailed me the signed contract, I went to the German embassy and applied for a blue ...
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EU Blue Card Germany without degree [duplicate]

About me: I finished my computer engineer career in 2016 but don't have the degree because i still haven't delivered my thesis ( i'm unable to do so at the moment). I also have 3 years of experience ...
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If I receive a pay cut, will I lose my Blue Card immediatelly?

I'm a Brazilian computer scientist. I have had a Blue Card since August. My probation period with the company I'm working for ends on the 23rd, and suddenly they want to reduce my pay by 55% (which ...
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Will my Bachelor's degree be recognized if it's missing in the Anabin database?

So I have just submitted my documents for EU blue card in Germany. I hold a Bachelor's of Science degree from a H+ Doctoral university from USA. But my major - Computer Engineering is not in the ...
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EU Blue Card Without Formal Education - Software Engineer

I'm in quite the rut. I've been wanting to move to Spain to work as a software engineer -- scoping out Glassdoor for openings in Barcelona and Madrid. From what I've gathered, I should qualify for an ...
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EU Blue Card - Working for a German company while living outside of EU

I have had an EU Blue Card for a couple of years and was working as an employee for a German company while living in Germany during that time. At the moment, I'm interested to move out of Germany to ...
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Travel to EU with a passport with different number than that on the Bluecard?

I'm asking if there would be any problems for a traveller with such situation: The traveller has a valid EU Blue card and passport, travels to his or her home country for a couple of weeks. During ...
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Can we directly apply for EU Blue card, or do I need a work visa for Germany? [Software professional] [India] [Have Job offer]

I currently have a job offer by a German company for an indefinite period contract and the salary offered is above the standard as suggested for having a EU Blue card as well as I have verified the ...
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Getting Blue Card after I already got the work and residency permit

I'm moving to an EU country (Spain) on a year long work permit and I would like to get a Blue Card as well because I think it will give me more security and flexibility for future in case I decide to ...
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Changing jobs after 6 months as a Blue Card holder

I have been working in Germany for 6 months as a software developer with my blue card. The company's name is not written on the card, but it is written on an extra paper that came with the card. I ...
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The visa before German Blue Card

I applied for a blue card at the embassy of Germany in London. I got a visa for 6 months. The lady working there told me this is temporary and that when I arrive to Hamburg I can collect my blue card. ...
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Non-regulated job in Germany - Regular Work Permit for IT Specialists

In my ZAB certificate, it was mentioned that my foreign degree was not equivalent to a German bachelor's degree ruling me out from getting a Blue card. It was also mentioned that my foreign degree ...
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Leaving Germany for 1 year EU Blue Card Status

I have an EU Blue Card with my wife and two children (they are here due to family reunion) based in Munich. I have read that EU Blue card is valid for one year if you stay in a non EU country. If you ...
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Blue card in Germany for a gay couple married in Denmark

I got a job offer from a German company who are ready to sponsor my blue card/work permit for Germany. I am gay and I want to take my partner (husband) with me. We got married in Denmark which allows ...
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EU Blue card and working in the EU

I am a dual citizen (UK / South Africa passports). I am interested in working in a EU country. Currently, until the UK has formally completed Brexit, the UK is still part of the EU, and I could work ...
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An Immigrant Wants to Work in Germany as a Contractor -?

After two years living in Germany, working as a Software Engineer, I have been aggressively contacted by recruiters with Contract Jobs, paying rates around 700 EUR per day. However I have no EU ...
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Which German language test would be more recognized as demonstrating “command of the language” when applying for the blue card/permanent residency?

In the German Residence Act (Gesetz über den Aufenthalt, die Erwerbstätigkeit und die Integration von Ausländern im Bundesgebiet), it is stated in Section 9 that to obtain a permanent settlement ...
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What happens if I have two visas?

I got two job opportunities one from UK and another from Germany. For UK I needed exempt visa which I got easily but somehow I got confused and applied for blue card visa too for Germany. Last night ...
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Eligible for Germany bluecard with a non-anabin-listed degree and a H+/- university?

I'm in the process of applying for a German 3 months work permit in order to be able to apply for a Blue Card. One of the requirements, as the embassy states, is that the university degree should be ...
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ZAB degree assessment initial review for blue card

I received a job offer for a Software Developer position in Germany. I was asked by the German Embassy to get a ZAB assessment of my bachelor's degree in order for them to grant me a work visa. After ...
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Is it possible to maintain the permanent residence in EU and continue to live in your origin non-EU country

I have been working as an academician in a EU country. I am planning to complete my 5 years to apply for permanent residence. However, later in my career I want to return back to my home country, ...
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Apply for Blue card from Home country & the documents required for it

I'm currently applying for a job in Germany. A company asked me to apply for Blue Card so that I'm eligible to work in Germany. Since I'm residing in Pakistan, I'm not sure how to proceed with this ...
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Is a Polish bluecard transferable to Germany (and other EU countries)?

Let's say I have bluecard from Poland and am currently working in Poland (non-EU IT professional). Now, if I get a job offer from Germany (or any other EU member) or if I'm laid off/fired from the ...
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Can my german employer rollback my promotion? [closed]

I am currently working in the IT industry holding a blue card and after one and a half year, I received a promotion, which also included a salary raise. I got to know about this promotion via e-mail ...
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ZAB comparability statement for german EU blue card visa

I am a software engineer from Lahore, Pakistan with a job offer from a Munich based German company. I full-fill the requirements of an EU Blue-card which requires an initial work visa from my country ...
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When will the immigration process change in Germany? New Blue Card Model, or Points Bases?

The Residence act in Germany, 19 a, talks about the blue card, and the requirements to obtain it. It is also part of the regulation to consider Work Experience to issue a Blue Card, however, no means ...
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I found a new Job, higher salary - Changing Employers under the Germany's Regular work permit

I work and live in Germany. I am receiving an offer from another employer in Germany. I am an IT Specialist, and this offer is within IT Field. However I don't hold a blue card, because I don't ...
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How do I apply for EU Blue Card after receiving job offer from Germany?

I have received a job offer from Germany and currently in the process of applying for visa. My employer has asked me to apply for visa to obtain a residence permit under act 18 (which is for ...
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Settlement Permit in Germany Granted due to High Salary?

I am receiving an offer from a German company as a Software Engineer, and I now have 90k as salary. I am under a normal work permit and have lived in Germany for 1 year and 4 months. If I accept ...
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German Blue Card Work Visa

I am Egyptian and I am trying to relocate to Germany and to get a Blue Card work visa. I have all my papers ready, as well as a job offer. In my country, the German Embassy is overloaded, so it means ...
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Is a graduate degree required to get a blue card in Germany?

I know this has been asked before, but I'd like to know if anything has changed since. Is it still required to have a graduate degree to get a German Blue Card? I'm from India, I'm sure that's ...