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Those are indeed different categories, with slightly different rights and requirements: Salarié détaché/ICT only applies to people transferring internally within the same company/group. I don't see any immediate advantage for you as employee but it's useful for employers as they can use it to relocate people who wouldn't otherwise qualify (i.e. lower salary ...


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From the information you've given, it seems you don't have much choice. Because of the reason for your late application, you're extremely unlikely to get into any trouble even if you might strictly speaking be violating some requirement or other. If you have any e-mail messages or other evidence showing that passport services were or are unavailable, you ...


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Answering your questions: According to the relevant ministry (BAMF, see https://www.bamf.de/DE/Themen/MigrationAufenthalt/ZuwandererDrittstaaten/Migrathek/BlaueKarteEU/blauekarteeu-node.html), the degree should be relevant for the job position. I'm not sure how far your particular degree is from IT one. IMHO, "fixing" it with "quick online ...


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I can officially confirm that this is possible. Of course, under the condition that new job is in the same field and that the salary is still high enough for a Blue Card. If your employer name is not written on your Zusatzblatt, your Blue Card is not tied to them. This confirmation I got from the foreigners agency directly. What you do need to do is ...


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In principle, your two years in Poland should count towards EU long-term residence but the German implementation of these rules seems very messy. That would not be exactly equivalent to a German Niederlassungserlaubnis and doesn't necessarily help you very much in this case. Specifically, article 16 of Directive 2009/50/EC provides that: By way of ...


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The limit for Blue card holders and their dependents is indeed 12 months instead of 6. The relevant reference is § 51 Abs. 10 Aufenthaltsgesetz, see http://buzer.de/gesetz/4752/a65988.htm Additionally, the Ausländeramt even has some discretion to grant a permission to stay abroad for longer period of times in other cases so it's disappointing they would ...


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As I have received Blue Card finally I am updating the answer for anyone interested: Once you reach Germany on German national Visa, do the following (based on my experience) Get a flat/residence. make a rental agreement. Go to the City office and register to get 'Anmeldung'. Get health insurance and obtain a certificate for the same. Obtain an appointment ...


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Network engineers can get a blue card. As long as you have a university degree, job and fulfil the minimum salary requirement, you can apply for the blue card. Here is an excerpt from the official website of Berlin. Minimum salary The amount you need to earn depends on your job. If you work in a shortage occupation, you need to earn EUR 3,588 gross per month ...


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The residence law says that one of the requirements for getting a permanent residence permit is being a holder of residence permit for some period. For the Blue Card, the same paragraph makes an exception and says that the Blue Card holder needs to have worked and payed taxes for a period of 21-33 months, see §18c AufenthG (2) for details. In Berlin, they ...


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The process is that you apply for a D-Visa at the consulate with all needed documentation work contract position with salary qualifications etc. This data will then be sent by the consulate to the local authority in Germany and decided there. They will make the decision on what type of residence permit will be issued after arrival based on the most ...


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You can apply for the German freelance visa from another country. If you want to apply from Germany, and you are not from Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, South Korea, New Zealand, or the United States, then yes, you will need a job seeker visa. Source: How to apply for the German freelance visa


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To establish residence in Germany, the general rule is that you must first obtain a long-stay German visa from your current place of residence. Then, after entering Germany you would apply for the corresponding residence permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis). There are some exceptions but usually it is not allowed to enter Germany on a short-stay Schengen visa (...


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And If I understand correctly, my German permenet residence card's maximum validity is the same as my passport. Note: the card will become invalid, your permanent residence status continues. Should I inform the Auslanderbehörde beforehand? You should definitely inform the responsible Ausländerbehörde before the passport expires. That is because males can'...


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There is more or less no "quickest way". You anyhow will need to (1) apply for national visa (which will be processed by both embassy and immigration office, i.e. Ausländerbehörde), (2) enter Germany on that visa and start working, and (3) then apply for residence permit (e.g., Blue Card). Answering other questions of yours: up to 3 months to get ...


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From what you wrote I would imagine that your Blue Card expired and that you or they expect you to keep it even after you get your Niederlassungserlaubnis. I believe this means you will be issued a new Blue Card which in return means you have to satisfy new requirements (salary treshold). As I understand it, those two things are separate and even though ...


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The BlueCard would be only one of several problems. If one will be an employee, I'm not sure if US companies can hire him/her as employee in Germany (then they might need to be legally presented here, or he/she needs a service company in-between). Besides that, one may need a permission from his/her main employer in Germany to work for others or himself/...


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Almost first Google search gives me next https://ind.nl/en/work/working_in_the_Netherlands/Pages/EU-blue-card-holder.aspx


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No, you may not apply for a Blue Card because your spouse has one. You can only apply for a Blue Card if you yourself fulfill the Blue Card conditions. A spouse of a residence permit holder can apply for a dependent residence permit based on § 27 AufthG. Such permits are generally issued in 1 year periods (§27(4)). Exceptions exist for certain residence ...


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The first sentence of § 81a AufenthG reads Arbeitgeber können bei der zuständigen Ausländerbehörde in Vollmacht des Ausländers, der zu einem Aufenthaltszweck nach den §§ 16a, 16d, 18a, 18b und 18c Absatz 3 einreisen will, ein beschleunigtes Fachkräfteverfahren beantragen. The EU Blue card is controlled by § 18b so it is covered by the fast-track procedure (...


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I saw you ask this question under my question about working as an "IT specialist". Please note that getting the permit to work as an IT specialist is different from getting a Blue Card. In fact, there were people (Americans actually) in my company in Berlin who are great programmers and have many years of experience, but didn't have the ...


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If you no longer reside in your apartment (i.e. you are giving it up), then you must deregister it within a 2 week period after leaving (earliest: one week before leaving). Please note that when you permanently leave Germany your residence permit expires, since you have terminated your residence. This will have no effect on your continuing employment while ...


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What you describe is not totally impossible, but rather complicated. Please, however, note that I'm not a lawyer and by no means can give you any particular advice. Instead, I will just describe several generic problems with working remote for employer in a different country. Your residence permit (Blue Card) may expire immediately when you leave Germany ...


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2020/2021 Update: in my case, in Baden-Württemberg, Ausländerbehörde had explictly noted that I need B1 certificate from Telc, Goethe- Institut or TestDaf. Es muss sich bei dem B1 Zertifikat, um das einer anerkannten Sprachschule handeln.( Hierbei einzig anerkannt sind zertifizierte Träger: Telc, Goethe- Institut oder TestDaf). Demnach kann das Zertifikat ...


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Probably my answer arrives too late, but might be still relevant for persons in similar situations. In cases like yours, usually: The Blue Card was not yet issued, so one is not a Blue Card holder (rather he/she is just a visa holder), see https://expatriates.stackexchange.com/a/12606/13223 If the salary is below "the limit required to avoid obtaining&...


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To my knowledge there is no requirement to also deregister by the foreigners office. Important is only to deregister by the registry office. After deregistration, a simple letter informing them of the fact would be sufficient. Otherwise they would simply look into the registry and see that you have left should they become curious to what happened to you....


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