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Blue Card by Deutsche post

Few weeks ago (approx 2 weeks before lock down) I applied for Blue Card at KeplerStraße, Berlin office and my pick up date is 27 April. Am I going to get the Blue Card by Post at my address?
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Blue card tenant employed by company in Germany expat to Sweden

I'm a non-European citizen who moved to Germany under the Blue card resident permit. It is now 21 months that I'm living and working in Germany. My manager proposed a project in the employer's ...
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Blue card change of company

I have a Germany Blue Card and want to change my employer. And there is a rule in blue card: For the first two years of employment, approval from the Foreigners’ Registration Office must be ...
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Can I change jobs after 4 months as a Blue Card holder in germany? [duplicate]

I have received a better job offer than the one I'm currently in and I was wondering if it's possible to change jobs?
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EU Blue card in Switzerland

I currently have EU Blue Card issued in Poland. I have a job offer from Switzerland and I wonder, what will the consequences if I accept it, assuming my work permit in Switzerland was approved and I ...
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Study Masters Degree while working full time in Berlin

I am currently working full time in Berlin as a software engineer. I would also like to pursue a Masters Degree (MS) without quitting my current job (as-in part-time/weekend college). Is it possible ...
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Germany Blue Card surname change after wedding

I am a BlueCard holder and been working in Germany for 6 months now and I have a wedding in 3 months. Wedding will not be in Germany, it will be in my home country. After marriage, my surname will ...
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EU Blue Card Extension

I was recently issued a blue card. Expiry of blue of the card is about one year corresponding to the expiry of my passport. Though I have a permanent contract, I was told by the immigration officer ...
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How can I convert an Italian residence study permit to a German residence permit if married to a non-eu BlueCard holder?

How can I convert an Italian residence study permit to a German residence permit if married to a non-eu BlueCard holder(or a Niederlassungserlaubnis holder). I am an Indian citizen living in Italy on ...
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Marriage after EU Blue Card

I am and my husband is non-EU citizen. I work in Germany with the EU Blue Card as an IT Specialist since April 2019 and then 7 months later I got married (It means; first I started to work with Blue ...
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Understanding EU blue-card and related rules

# Facts : Blue card minimum salary requirement 53600 (2019) If it is less then 53600 and more then 40800, then must fall into specific prefession If one holds blue card, has a fixed salary, has ...
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Blue Card Application in Poland

I’ve received an offer from my current employer to work in Poland and I’ve accepted the offer for which Work Permit is in progress. I would like to apply for Blue Card in Poland which would enable my ...
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Work permit update in Berlin

I came to Berlin from India on May 2019 to work as a software engineer in a startup in Berlin. I received my Blue Card on 30-Sep-2019 and it is valid for 4 years. I also received separate work permit ...
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Can Blue card holders in Germany invest in stocks?

I have a blue card. Based on the document I can not have another job and I can't do my own business for two years. But I would like to know is it possible to invest in stock with Blue card? This is ...
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What's the process to change student Visa to work permit upon graduation in Germany?

I am an MBA student in Germany. My Master's thesis defense is scheduled on 22-Jan and this marks the end of my Master's degree. I have a permanent job offer, exceeding Blue Card threshold, in Berlin ...
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Blue Card Germany

I have a Blue Card in Germany. I am working now but i just wanted to know, if for some reason company does not want me after 6 months. Does anybody knows what will happen ?! In my contract says that i ...
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What is the process to get EU blue card once I am in Germany on Employment Visa?

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, ...
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Relocate to Germany. Anabin. Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications

The question is about the relocation to Germany from Ukraine. I've got a contract from the German company with enough salary to get a Blue Card. I collected all the necessary documents. The problem ...
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Eligible for German work visa with “conditionally comparable” degree?

I have been offered the role of “Software developer” but my degree currently is a Bachelor of Arts (Major in Psychology, Journalism and English). As far as the officials told me, I will only need a ...
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Work Permit Remarks Blue Card

I got my work Visa today for period of 6 months and it has the remarks which I am confused about. Tätigkeit für <company name> GEM_ §2(1) NR.2 BeschV Aufenthaltsdauer entspricht gultigkeit Can ...
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Bluecard vs Long-Term Visa

I currently work in the IT field (as an Security Analyst) and I am in the works of moving to Germany. I've got a job offer from my employer but unsure whether I qualify for an EU Bluecard. All the ...
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With Bachelor of Engineering Degree from India, Can I apply for Blue Card Visa in Germany?

I have been recently offered a job in Berlin and am looking for starting my Visa process. I have Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from India(VTU University). I am not sure what ...
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What are the things I should do after getting into Germany?

I recently got the type D Visa for the employment purpose. Now I'm confused. What are the things I shall be doing after entering Germany. When I checked my visa I could see the above lines being ...
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Does the 21 months of period is calculated from the start of the Blue card application date or issued date for Niederlassungserlaubnis?

After completion of my masters in Germany, I got a job in June 2018. I applied for a blue card but it took six months for ABH to issue it, so the date on the blue card is from December 2018. But, for ...
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Works council approval Germany

Did anyone here need approval from a works council after receiving a job offer? How long did it take? In my case, after 3 rounds of interviews I was offered the position and after accepting it, the HR ...
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Can I live in Germany with my blue card while working remotely for a company in Switzerland?

I am Brazilian and I got a German blue card 8 months ago. I am considering changing jobs and working remotely for a company in Switzerland. I know that I can change to a German job as long as I go ...
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Blue card - Work Visa Germany

I received my national Type D visa from the Germany consulate, the process was only one week. While submitting my documents to the consulate, the lady there told me that my university as per anabin ...
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Anabin ZAB Evaluation for EU Blue card - Masters of Engineering

I am moving from NYC to Berlin and I have an unlimited contract with my company (intra-transfer). I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from University of Mumbai(both the school and the ...
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I have a work permit visa from the employer in Germany- Berlin. Will my wife get a dependent visa?

Both me and my spouse are Indian nationals. I have a work permit from one of the employers in Germany. I have 3 questions - 1. Is this work permit from the employer, limited only to this company? ie)...
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Changing employment and country with Finnish Blue Card

I am holding EU Blue card from Finland for more than 18 months. I got a job offer from Germany and I satisfy the requirements of Blue Card from Germany. As a specific condition my future company wants ...
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How can I obtain a Blue Card in Spain?

I'm living and working in Spain with the Work permit and my visa is multiple (Type-D). I want to have a Blue Card as well. I've searched a lot but couldn't find the process on the internet. I want to ...
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Niederlassung Renew

I have a unique situation. I graduated from a German University and was working full-time for three years post graduation. During this time I received the EU Blue Card and later the ...
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Does your educational qualification need to be related to the job offer you get for EU Blue Card?

If I have a job offer in Financial Analytics from Germany eligible for Blue Card, but my recognized degree is Mechanical Engineering, would that cause any problem as an unrelated educational ...
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How long can I stay in Germany after quitting my Blue Card job?

I am from a non-EU country and hold a German "Blue Card EU" which is tied to a job I had in Germany. I worked there for 1 year but stopped working there last week. I am now in the process of applying ...
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Change of Company and country - EU blue Card

I am holding a German EU blue Card and I have received an job offer from Latvia. EU blue Card I am holding only for 2 months now. But I am planning to movie to Latvia for my new job. What are the ...
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Changing title in the same company under Blue Card

I have blue card, and I want to change my role within the same employer. Working hours, address, and salary are all same as well. Do I need to get approval from Foreigners Office? I haven't competed ...
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Blue card + starting my own business

Are Blue Card holders in Germany allowed to start a business besides their work as an employee? I'm a non-EU engineer, with a blue card, working fulltime in a company in Germany. I want to cofound a ...
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Am I eligible for a Bluecard if both university and degree are H+, but not directly related?

I can find in the Anabin database both university and the degree listed as H+. The fact is that the Anabin database doesn't connect one with the other. This article from Germany's Federal Government ...
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Confusion over “Beschäftigung” and “selbständige Tätigkeit” for Blue Card holders

In the Zusatzblatt of my Blue Card, it is written: Beschäftigung nicht gestattet mit Ausnahme der Tätigkeit als Software Engineer bei ABC GmbH, Ort Selbstständige Tätigkeit gestattet Nach ...
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Do I need to transfer my blue card sticker to a new passport when mine expires?

I saw on the German blue card appointment site, there's an appointment for transferring to a new passport, but I already have a the physical id card that expires next year. Do I still need to ...
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Does my having a pending criminal charge (small parking damage - classified as hit and run) affect my wife's family reunion visa?

I have received a letter from police saying i scratched a car's door while opening my door in parking and left the scene and according to german law its a criminal offense. Since no injury was ...
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How to answer the question “Have you been refused entry into the Federal Republic of Germany?”

Please suggest regarding national visa application field no. "26. Have you been expelled or deported from Germany, had an application for a residence permit rejected, or been refused entry into the ...
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Drug testing in Germany - Blue card

I come from a country where a certain drug is legal and recreationally used. I will be traveling to Germany in the following weeks on National visa to start a new job there. Afterwards, I will then be ...
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How to update EU Blue Card to Permament Residency In Germany

I am about to complete my 33 months with my EU Blue-Card in Germany. I will be eligible for Permament Residency. Where should I apply to update it? Should I have an appointment from Einwohnermeldeamt?...
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My German National Work Visa Got Rejected due to Submitted Provisional Master Degree Certificate

Recently I have received heartbreaking news from German Consulate Bangalore stating that "The Bachelor degree (Bachelor of Arts) submitted is not registered as a recognised degree in Germany. The ...
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German work council agreement

I have a German Master degree and applied for a PhD position in one of the German companies. They confirmed me about my recruitment (my Salary TVL E13 100%, workplace, starting date) after a week ...
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Should the contract attached for ZAB diploma evaluation be signed by both parties?

I will apply for a ZAB evaluation of my diploma. For this I have received a contract and I will apply for a Blue Card but in order to do that, I need this evaluation. At the moment I have only my ...
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Work from Prague while being employed in German company and German blue card

I am working in a German company and have the blue card here (less than one year). There is an on-site project in Prague for at least 6 months which I am interested in. So my question is: Can I ...
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Minimum equivalent Diploma class for Blue Card application

I know that, in anabin, your university must be H+ to be recognized and in order to get the Blue Card. However, I can't find any information regarding the diploma. Both my university & diploma ...
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German Work Visa with 2 years bachelor's degree

I have signed a full time contract with a Berlin based Software company as a software developer. I have a 2 years BA degree sometimes also referred to as Associate Degree. There are 2 questions I'm ...