Germany

Germany

EU Blue Card Program

The Blue Card is a residence and work permit for highly-skilled workers from non-EU member states. It enables qualified third-country citizens to immigrate to Germany legally and permanently, offers the following privileges to immigrants and their families. After 33 months of residence, Blue Card holders are eligible for a settlement permit, granting them permanent residency. Those who prove they have good German language skills (level B1 or above) may be granted a settlement permit after 21 months.

Capital City

Berlin

Visa free countries

122

Total area

357,022 km2

Languages

German

Currency

Euro

Population

83,190,556

Time Zone

UTC+1

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Visa-free travel
in the Schengen Area

€60,000 annual gross salary for 3 years

Permanent residency in as little as 21 months

Employment authorization for entire family

Application Process

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Consult with Global RCG

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Prepare your documents

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Submit the application

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Receive your EU Blue Card

Germany EU Blue Card
Application Process

Successful applicants will obtain Blue Cards issued for a period of 4 years. Spouses and children under 18 years old may accompany the main applicant and successful applicants are also able to move to another EU country after residing in Germany for at least 18 months.

Investment Requirements

Other requirements:

Week 1
Week 1
Initial due diligence and verification of education credentials.
Week 1
Month 1
Month 1
Sign client agreement, complete government forms, submit application and provide supporting documentation.
Month 1
Month 3-6
Month 3-6
Initiate the Blue Card procedure. If applicable, visit German embassy and receive D-Visa
Month 3-6
Month 6-9
Month 6-9
Enter Germany, lease accommodation and register with home city office.
Month 6-9
Month 12
Month 12
Receive residence card and commence employment contract.
Month 12

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Required & Non-Required Visa Countries

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