Residence permit for the purpose of gainful employment Extension for the pursuit of a highly qualified employment

The EU Blue Card is a temporary residence permit. It was granted on a temporary basis. You can apply for the renewal of the EU Blue Card if you want your employment to continue beyond the duration of your EU Blue Card. Apply to the immigration authority responsible for your residence with the immigration authority at least eight weeks before the expiry of the time limit. The same conditions apply to the renewal of the EU Blue Card as to the grant. In particular, you should be able to present an employment contract with a certain minimum salary and to be employed that is appropriate to your qualification. If you were required to participate in an integration course when you first issued your residence permit, this will be taken into account when renewing your residence permit. If you have not yet taken part in an integration course, the immigration authority may reject your application for renewal of your residence permit. If you have not yet completed the integration course, the residence permit will in principle only be extended for one year at a time until you successfully complete it or prove that your integration into social and social life has taken place elsewhere. In the event of renewal, your EU Blue Card will be renewed for a further period of time. The Blue Card is renewed for a maximum of four years. If the duration of the employment contract is less than four years, the EU Blue Card will be renewed for the duration of the employment contract plus three months. The Blue Card cannot be renewed if this has already been excluded at the time of issue or the last renewal.

Passport or passport replacement Blue map EU Proof of livelihood: Copy or original of the employment contract (submit only in case of changes) Proof of income for the last three months in case of change of employer: concrete job offer (please use the nationwide uniform form Declaration on employment relationship ) or an employment contract Current biometric photo Current registration certificate Lease Proof of your health insurance In case of obligation to participate in the integration course: certificate of successful participation in the integration course or other evidence of integration efforts


Forms: Declaration of employment (uniform throughout Germany); further government-specific forms can be obtained from your immigration authority, if necessary these will also be offered online Online procedure possible in some cases Written form required: yes Personal appearance required: yes

Preconditions
You have a recognised and valid passport or passport replacement as well as the valid EU Blue Card. Your EU Blue Card will run in the near future. There is no interest in expulsion against you. You can secure your livelihood and health insurance coverage from your income without taking advantage of public benefits. Your stay does not endanger or affect the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany. You have a specific job offer or contract of employment with the same or another employer. Your salary will reach at least two-third of the contribution ceiling in the pension insurance, in the case of shortage occupations (natural scientists, mathematicians, engineers, human physicians, IT specialists) 52% of the annual contribution ceiling. For the year 2020, the annual gross minimum salary in regular occupations is 55,200 euros, in short-skilled occupations 43,056 euros. The amount of the contribution ceiling is announced each year until 31 December of the previous year by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Construction and Homeland in the Federal Gazette. The employment carried out must be appropriate to the qualification. The Federal Employment Agency has agreed to take up work (the consent is usually obtained from the immigration authority). For consent, you must, among other things, Their working conditions (in particular salary) are comparable to those of a German employee in the same position. If necessary, you have a professional licence (e.B. approval as a pharmacist).
Section 8 (1) i.V. .m. section 18b para. 2 AufenthG Section 39 Of residence law

Related Links

Information on the EU Blue Card on the website of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (german): https://www.bamf.de/DE/Themen/MigrationAufenthalt/ZuwandererDrittstaaten/Migrathek/BlaueKarteEU/blauekarteeu-node.html Information on the EU Blue Card on the website of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees: https://www.bamf.de/EN/Themen/MigrationAufenthalt/ZuwandererDrittstaaten/Migrathek/BlaueKarteEU/blauekarteeu-node.html Information on mobility with eu Blue Card (german): https://www.bamf.de/DE/Themen/MigrationAufenthalt/ZuwandererDrittstaaten/MobilitaetEU/MobilitaetBlaueKarteEU/mobilitaet-blauekarteeu-node.html Information on mobility with the EU Blue Card: https://www.bamf.de/EN/Themen/MigrationAufenthalt/ZuwandererDrittstaaten/MobilitaetEU/MobilitaetBlaueKarteEU/mobilitaet-blauekarteeu-node.html

The renewal of your EU Blue Card must be requested from the immigration authority responsible for your residence. Depending on the immigration authority and concerns, it may be possible to apply via the Internet. Find out if your immigration authority is offering the electronic application for the EU Blue Card. If the application is only possible in person, arrange a meeting with the immigration authority. During the appointment, your request will be accepted and your evidence will be checked (please bring it with you to the appointment). Your fingerprints will be taken for the issuance of the EU Blue Card. In the event of an electronic application, the immigration authority will contact you after receipt of your online application in order to arrange an appointment for the preliminary examination at the immigration authority. During the appointment, your evidence will be checked (please bring it with you to the appointment) and your fingerprints will be taken for the issuance of the EU Blue Card. If your application is met, the immigration authority will arrange for the PRODUCTION of the EU Blue Card. After about six to eight weeks, you can pick up your Blue Card from the Immigration Department. There are charges for renewing the EU Blue Card. The timing and form of payment vary depending on the authority. Responsible in the state of Brandenburg is the immigration authority of the district/district-free city

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Ministry of the Interior and For Municipalities of the State of Brandenburg

Last update or date of publication
03.06.2020