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EU Blue Card Visa
The EU Blue Card is a special residence title for foreign academics and people with comparable qualifications who want to take up qualified employment in Germany.
Please prepare an application set 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.
- Application form , fully completed, duly signed
- 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
- Valid passport and one copy of the data page (passport issued within the last 10 years, the validity must exceed the duration of the visa by at least 3 months. The passport must have at least 2 blank pages)
- Valid resident card and one copy (both sides)
- Copy of your employment contract or letter of intent from your future employer in Germany (signed by all parties) 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 : 43.800€ (as of 2023).
If you are employed in a bottleneck profession, you can also obtain an EU Blue Card with a lower gross annual salary, if the Federal Employment Agency (BA) has approved your employment
- 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
Please see further information here if your degree is not recognized
Some regulated professions such as medical doctors, nurses, teachers, architects, auditors, tax advisors and more require a formal license to practise their profession in Germany. Please consult the database
on recognition in regulated professions.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Visa fee 75 Euro – payable cash in Lei or with card in Euro (Visa + Master)
To be provided after the approval of the visa:
- Proof of health insurance (must be commensurate with the level of Statutory German public health insurance „gesetzliche Krankenversicherung“)
Please note that the Embassy 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.