Residence permit for the purpose of gainful employment Extension for the purpose of employment with a high level of professional practical knowledge

Residence permit for employment with a high level of professional practical knowledge was granted on a limited period of time. You can apply for an extension of your residence permit if your employment is to continue beyond the period of validity of your residence permit. Apply to the immigration authority responsible for your residence no later than eight weeks before the expiry of the time limit. The conditions for renewal shall be the same as for the grant. In particular, you should continue to work in the IT industry and have a certain salary. When your residence permit was issued for the first time, the Federal Employment Agency gave its consent. If the validity of the consent has expired, it must be reissued for the renewal of your residence permit. You may have been required to take an integration course when you first issued your residence permit. If this is the case, this must 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 residence permit will be limited again. The duration of the fixed-term contract depends on the duration of your employment contract or the period of validity of the approval of the Federal Employment Agency. As a rule, the residence permit cannot be renewed if this has already been excluded at the time of the issue or the last extension of the residence permit.

Valid passport Current residence permit Original of your employment contract or a binding job offer with salary (please use the federal uniform form Declaration on employment relationship ) Current biometric photo Current registration certificate Proof of your health insurance Lease


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 a valid residence permit for the exercise of a job with a strong professional practical knowledge. The period of validity of your residence permit will expire in the near future. There is no interest in expulsion against you. Your stay does not endanger or affect the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany. You have a new employment contract or a new binding job offer with the same or another employer in the IT industry. Your salary will continue to reach at least 60% of the contribution ceiling in the pension scheme. In 2020, 60% will be equivalent to a minimum gross salary of EUR 4,140 per month or EUR 49,680 per year (limit applies to the whole of Germany). 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 (see further information). You can continue to secure your livelihood and health insurance cover independently without claiming public benefits. The approval of the Federal Employment Agency for the commencement of work has been obtained or has been renewed (the consent is usually obtained by 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.
Section 8 (1) in the sense of the other: Section 19c para. 2 AufenthG Section 19c paragraph 2 Residence Act (AufenthG) Section 42 paragraph 1 number 2 Residence Act (AufenthG) Section 6 Employment Ordinance (BeschV)

Related Links

Information on the stay of professionals without vocational training or academic training, e.g. for IT specialists without formal qualifications, on the website of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (german): https://www.bamf.de/DE/Themen/MigrationAufenthalt/ZuwandererDrittstaaten/Arbeit/FachkraefteOhneAusbildung/fachkraefte-ohne-ausbildung-node.html Information on the stay of professionals without vocational training or academic training, e.g. for IT specialists without formal qualifications, on the website of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees: https://www.bamf.de/EN/Themen/MigrationAufenthalt/ZuwandererDrittstaaten/Arbeit/FachkraefteOhneAusbildung/fachkraefte-ohne-ausbildung-node.html In this way, you will arrive at the annual notices of the Federal Ministry of the Interior on the minimum salary required for the residence permit for IT professionals without formal qualifications: Open the website of the Federal Gazette and enter the words "Notice to Section 6 of the Employment Ordinance" in the search form there. You can also get free advice on the topics of entry, residence and work at the "Hotline Working and Living in Germany" from the Federal Government's portal for professionals from abroad. Phone: 030 1815-1111 Service hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The renewal of your residence permit must be requested from the immigration authority responsible for your residence. The procedure is as follows: Depending on the immigration authority and concerns, it may be possible to apply via the Internet. Find out if your immigration authority offers the electronic application for a residence permit. If the application is only possible in person, make an appointment with the immigration authority. During the appointment, your application will be accepted and your evidence will be checked (bring it with you to the appointment). Your fingerprints will be taken for the renewal of the electronic residence permit (eAT card). In the event of an electronic application, the immigration authority will contact you after receipt of your application in order to arrange an appointment at the immigration office. During the appointment, your proofs will be checked (bring them with you to the appointment) and your fingerprints will be taken for the renewal of the electronic residence permit (eAT card). If your request is met, the immigration authority will arrange for the eAT card to be produced. After about six to eight weeks, you can pick up the eAT card from the immigration office. The eAT card must always be taken up in person. Fees apply for the renewal of the residence permit. 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
19.05.2020