Residence permit for the purpose of gainful employment Issuance for the purpose of employment in the public interest

You can apply for a residence permit for work if your employment has a public interest, in particular a regional, economic or labour market interest. The residence permit for employment on the basis of public interest is a special right of residence, which is granted only in justified individual cases. A public interest in employment can be justified, for example, by: if there is a regional or supra-regional public interest in an employer's products or services, or if there is a shortage of certain goods or services at the employer's location (regional interests). Supply or local policy reasons can also play a role in this. where significant investments and/or a significant number of jobs are created or secured; if the creation of a business entails a sustainable improvement in the sales or market opportunities of domestic companies or if it involves the establishment of a manufacturing plant for technically high-quality (future-proof) and/or particularly environmentally sound products (economic interests). when employment preserves or creates jobs (labour market interests). The private and commercial interest of an employer alone is not sufficient to establish a public interest in employment. You do not have to prove a qualification. There is also no need to recognise their qualifications acquired abroad. Before issuing the residence permit, the Federal Employment Agency must give its consent. This Federal Employment Agency also examines whether there is an interest in labour market policy. Approval shall be given for a longer four-year time. If the residence permit is issued, it is limited in time. The validity depends on your employment contract or the period of validity of the approval of the Federal Employment Agency. You may be required by the immigration authority to take part in an integration course. This will then be noted on your residence permit. If you are an employer and want to hire an employee from abroad on the basis of public interests, you can apply to the immigration authority for the accelerated skilled procedure, which facilitates and speeds up entry, under the authority of the foreigner.

Valid passport Original of your employment contract or a binding job offer (please use the nationwide uniform form Declaration on employment relationship ) Current biometric photo Current registration certificate Proof of your health insurance Lease   In addition in the case of recent entry: Visa if required for entry and in the case of a previous stay: Current residence permit or other right of residence certificate (e.g. residence permit, toleration) Further documentation is required for the implementation of the accelerated skilled workers' procedure. Please contact the relevant immigration authority.


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 necessary: yes

Preconditions
You have a recognised and valid passport or passport replacement and, if necessary for entry, a suitable visa. There is no interest in expulsion against you. Your stay does not endanger or affect the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany. There is a public interest in your employment, in particular a regional, economic or labour market interest. You have an employment contract or a binding job offer. 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
Section 19c para. 3 AufenthG Section 39 paragraph 3 Residence Act (AufenthG) Section 35 Employment Ordinance (BeschV)

Related Links

Federal Government portal for skilled workers from abroad https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/de/ueber-das-portal/kontakt/hotline/ 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 residence permit must be applied for with 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 production of an electronic residence permit (eAT card). In the event of an electronic application, the immigration authority will contact you after receipt of your online application in order to make an appointment at the immigration office if necessary. During the appointment, your proofs will be checked (bring them to the appointment) and your fingerprints will be taken for the production 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 issue 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 ;

Responsible for the content
Ministry of the Interior and Local Government
of the State of Brandenburg

Last update or date of publication
19.05.2020