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I am a non EU citizen game developer with a working contract in Spain but no university degree, can my visa be rejected?

I am a non-EU resident who's been working remotely (since October 2021) as a senior game developer for one of the biggest mobile game companies in the world with their Spanish (Barcelona) division. A ...
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Tax Class Change Returns in Germany

I have EU Blue Card and live in Germany. I married a few months ago and will apply for the family reunion visa since my wife not living in the EU. I know that I can't change my tax class from 1(single)...
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minimum passport validity for blue card

I have a job offer and I will be getting a national D visa soon and plan to be in Germany in a few months. Once I am in Germany I will apply for the actual blue card at the local Auslanderbehorde. For ...
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What is the definition of a "German Employer" for a German Blue Card?

I currently hold a German Blue Card (since 2019 but not yet eligible for permanent residency, so I already don't need approval to change jobs) and would like to change to a new employer registered ...
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German PR through your spouse

I have been living in Germany since around 3.5 years. I came here as a student but I have been doing a full time tech based job (with a Blue card) since almost a year now. My husband (legally in my ...
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Blue card registration from a different city

I got an offer from City A in germany with full remote work. I wanted to rent a house in City B and apply for blue card from City b. Can we do so? Or do I have to apply for bluecard from City A and ...
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Passport expiry and blue card validity

My non-EU passport expires in 18 months. If I apply for a German blue card, how much would the validity of the blue card be? Will it be for the full duration (say 4 years) or would it be for just 18 ...
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Changing jobs after 2 years in Germany but with a different permit type

i've been continuously employed by a company for 2 years in Germany. However during my first year i held a work permit which i then exchanged for a EU Blue Card (after i got my degree in the middle). ...
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Updating BlueCard address mid-application

I have an appointment at the Berlin immigration office for a BlueCard this month. I have provided my current apartment's address for the BlueCard application. But my current apartment's lease ends in ...
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Blue Card interruption before Permanent Residence

I'm a non EU citizen. Currently I have a German Blue Card residence permit. I'm planning to apply for a permanent residence (after 21 months with B1 German Knowledge proof). The problem now is that I'...
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My Masters Degree(2 years) and University exist in Anabin database but only University of my Bachelors Degree(4 years) exist but not the degree

I have 4 years of Bachelors and 2 years of Masters. University and Degree title of my Masters Degree exist in Anabin. Only University is there in Anabin with H+ rating of my bachelor's degree but not ...
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Blue card and pregnancy

I was hired for a position in Germany starting from the 1st of August, 2021, and I am a citizen of a third-world country. I have a blue card and RP to 8.2023. I am married. and my husband is in a job ...
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Germany Blue Card changing jobs at the 2 year mark

I started my job in May 2020 after completing my master in Germany and had my blue card approved in August 2020. My blue card and zusatzblatt both do not have the employer or job title on it. I'm ...
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Work permit eligibility in Germany without degree but with more than 8 years of experience in Information Systems Engineering and Cybersecurity?

I've been contacted by an organization for a senior role in cybersecurity domain, and the problem is I don't have any college degree, just an Associate Degree which is not recognized as a college ...
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Do you need "visa sponsorship" to change jobs once you have a blue card?

Once you a get a blue card in Germany, if you want to change jobs, you have to get a new job contract and apply at the immigration office for the job change if it has been less than 2 years since you ...
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Working from home with blue card in Germany

As a blue card holder in Germany, are you allowed to work from home within Germany for a German company provided all the other requirements for blue card are met? I am moving to Germany on a work ...
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Changing employer with a new EU blue card after 3.5 years of working in France

I have three questions, but a little explanations first. Currently I have a Talent Passport for young innovative company, it still has validity for another 1.5 year and I've been working for more than ...
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Staying in Switzerland with expired (non renewed) passport

I am working in Germany and have a blue card. The blue card will expire in one year. I am moving out to Switzerland (with a valid passport and authorized work permit next month) for work and I think I ...
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Can I renew my blue card (issued in Germany) after moving to Switzerland for work

I have a blue card that has been issued in Germany. It will expire in one year. I am planning to move to Switzerland for work. But, I don't want to lose my blue card too. My questions are: Will it be ...
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Renew blue card without Passport

I have a blue card that will expire in a week so does my passport. My country consular service/embassy is painfully slow and even though they say they will send my new passport with post, I am ...
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German issued blue card visa, employment not yet started and found better job with different employer, am I allowed to join without informing?

As the title states, I have a blue card visa issued by german embassy in india valid from March to Septemeber 2022, my visa does not state my company name anywhere as far as I can see. I found a ...
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Changing jobs on DE EU Blue Card (After transferring from another member state)

There are normally restrictions placed on new EU Blue cards which states that you cannot change employers within the first two years without permission from the foreigners office, but my question is, ...
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Can we live in Germany by establishing a new startup?

I'm a US citizen. My business partner, who is also my spouse, is a Singapore citizen. We've formed a new tech startup in Singapore, but believe the Berlin startup scene will be best for our venture. ...
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Do I need to notify the Prefecture upon change of job to work for an international organisation?

I live in France bordering Switzerland (Geneva) and have a EU Blue Card (valid till Aug 2025). I was employed in France till 21st Jan 2022. However, I have taken up a job in the UN effective 24th Jan ...
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Blue Card with provisional degree

I will be applying for a blue card visa from India next month as I have got a job offer from Amazon Berlin. I have just recently graduated and my university has provided with a provisional degree ...
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Visa got rejected by Agentur for Arbeit

I'm Abhishek, a recent master's graduate in Germany. I got a job as a financial data analyst from a third-party company and the contract is for 6 months. However, my residence permit was rejected by ...
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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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