Residence permit for the purpose of gainful employment Issuance for the purpose of employment, irrespective of a qualification as a skilled worker

The residence permit may be issued irrespective of the qualification as a specialist for employment stays arising from the provisions of the Employment Ordinance, e.g. for seasonal jobs, for domestic workers, specialty cooks, professional drivers. Nationals of certain countries may also obtain a residence permit to carry out any employment, irrespective of their personal qualifications, if they meet further conditions. They are nationals of the following countries: Andorra, Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, Republic of Korea, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, USA (Section 26 (1) Employment Ordinance) also: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia until the end of 2020 (Section 26(2) of the Employment Ordinance, so-called Western Balkans Regulation) It is not a requirement that you are a specialist within the meaning of the Residence Act, i.e. that you do not have to have a university degree or qualified vocational training. The residence permit for the pursuit of employment, irrespective of the qualification as a professional, is a temporary residence permit. The duration of the fixed-term contract depends on the duration of the employment contract or is determined by the provisions of the Employment Ordinance. Before issuing the residence permit, the Federal Employment Agency must agree in principle to employment, unless it is clear from the provisions of the Employment Ordinance that the consent of the Federal Agency is not required.

Valid passport Visa if required for entry Original of your employment contract or a binding job offer (please use the nationwide uniform form Declaration on employment relationship ) Current biometric photo Proof of your health insurance Current registration certificate Rental contract


Forms: Declaration of employment (uniform throughout Germany); Further government-specific forms are available from your immigration authority, if necessary they are also 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 and, if necessary for entry, a suitable visa. There is no interest in expulsion against you. You have a job or a job offer. Professional drivers and nationals of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro or Serbia who have reached the age of 45 must prove an employment contract or a binding job offer with a certain minimum salary. The minimum salary must reach 55 percent of the annual contribution ceiling in the general pension insurance. This results in a minimum salary for 2020 of EUR 45 540 per year. Even if this minimum salary is not met, a residence permit may be issued upon presentation of proof of adequate pensions or in special cases (e.g. where there is a public interest in employment). The amount of the contribution ceiling will be announced in the Federal Gazette for each year until 31 December of the previous year by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Construction and Homeland (see further information). 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. Further conditions may arise from the provisions of the Employment Regulation. For more information, please contact the relevant immigration authority.
Section 19c (1) AufenthG in connection with the Employment Ordinance

Related Links

Information on immigration for the purpose of unskilled or low-skilled employment: https://www.bmi.bund.de/DE/themen/migration/zuwanderung/arbeitsmigration/arbeitsmigration-artikel.html Free advice on the topics of entry, stay and work can also be obtained from the "Hotline Working and Living in Germany" Phone: 030 1815-1111 Service hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The granting of a residence permit must be applied for by the immigration authority responsible for your residence (in BB: at the immigration authority of the district/district-free city) 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, 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 electronic residence permit (eAT). In the event of an electronic application, the immigration authority will contact you after receipt of your online application to arrange an appointment for an interview at the immigration office. 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 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 eAT card from the immigration office 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