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Work Blue Card

20.04.2023 - Artikel

 Blue Card Visa  

The Blue Card scheme is geared at qualified academic professionals employed in a position commensurate with their qualification and with a designated minimum remuneration. 

Please prepare two identical application sets with all of the following documents in the given order. Should you wish to keep any originals, kindly provide two additional copies. Any documents which are not in German/English must be translated.  

Incomplete documentation may result in the rejection of your application.  


¨  Valid passport (issued within the last 10 years and the validity of the passport must exceed the duration of the visa by at least 3 months. The passport must have at least 2 blank pages);  


¨  Valid resident card, duration covering at least the duration of the visa procedure (min 3 months);  


¨  Application form fully completed, duly signed (must be printed):   https://videx-national.diplo.de/videx/visum-erfassung/#/videxlangfristigerhttps://videx-national.diplo.de/videx/visum-erfassung/ - /videxlangfristiger-aufenthaltaufenthalt; 

¨  Passport size pictures, not older than three months with a bright background and frontal view of the face (please do not attach the picture to the application form). Digitally-altered passport pictures will not be accepted; 

¨  Copy of your passport’s data page; 

¨  Copy of your resident card (both sides); 

¨  Copy of your employment contract or letter of intent from your future employer (signed by all parties) in Germany including details about salary and working hours as well as full address of the employer.   

There is a minimum salary requirement for the EU Blue Card which is set once a year by the Federal Ministry of the Interior. In 2022, the minimum salary requirements were: 

•      45.552 € for scientists, mathematicians, engineers, doctors, 

•      52.560 € for IT specialists and

•      58.400 € for all other occupations; 

¨  Detailed job description from your future employer; 

¨  Form „Declaration of employment“ – must be filled in by the employer; 

¨  German university degree or recognized foreign degree comparable to a German degree (depending on the country where the degree has been issued: legalization or an Apostille might be needed) 

•      You can check whether your foreign university degree is recognised or comparable by consulting the ANABIN database 

OR (if the qualification is not assessed as „entspricht“ (comparable) or

„gleichwertig“ (equivalent) and/or the institution is not classified as „H+“) 

•      Statement of Comparability by the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) 

OR (in the case of regulated professions in which permission is required to exercise the profession, for example, doctors, engineers; complete list is available from the Federal Employment Agency or the European Commission) 

•      Permission to exercise a profession issued by the authority responsible for recognising qualifications or assurance of permission to exercise a profession; 

¨  Curriculum Vitae; 

¨  Proof of housing in Germany with full address (e.g. renting contract, hotel reservation  


¨  Invitation letter in case of private accommodation with name, full address and passport/resident card copy of inviting person); 

¨  Visa fee 75 Euro – payable cash in Lei or with card in Euro (Visa + Master) 

To be provided after the approval of the visa: 

¨  Flight reservation to Germany, rail tickets, bus tickets, or others; 

¨  Proof of travel health insurance (with headquarters in the EU), valid for the entire stay in the Schengen area with a minimum coverage of 30.000,00 EUR including the following details: name of insured person, length of coverage, insurance sum and repatriation coverage. Please note that health insurance coverage by credit card is not valid unless you present a letter from the credit card company with details of coverage of your trip. 

Please note that the German Consulate reserves the right to ask for additional documents at any time during processing. Submission of the above mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted. 

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