GERMANY, Immigration into a stable future German Blue Card Residency (EU) by Nils Kopp
INTRODUCING GERMANY German Entrepreneurial Residency Program
According to the statistics of recent years, Germany is considered an immigration country. Due to the multifaceted possibilities in Germany, not only one reason for Germany’s popularity can be mentioned as a destination country.
Our experience shows that not only highly qualified workers are interested in Germany, but also young talents, who first aim to study in Germany and then find their way into working life alongside. Starting with the younger generation, there have been changes in trends through individual independence and global connectivity. Inspiration and infinite possibilities lead to global rethinking: talent immigration, further training and future prospects in the profession.
Escape or exact preparation?
Look at an average citizen and ask him or her if he or she wants to make a fresh start abroad. Of course the answer is “yes”. Free schooling is very attractive in Germany and the chances of later obtaining a career with promotion opportunities in Germany are very high. We are talking here about highly qualified workers and talents.
Wealthy families and even individuals at their prime decide to continue their future in Germany. What thought plays a role here and what is the motivation behind it? Security and global mobility are more in demand today than ever and of course a high privilege in Germany and large parts of Europe. However, it is not so much about the idea of leaving one’s home country as about the future path, education and health aspects of the offspring: Families preferably prepare their children in countries where education offers several alternatives and individual solutions.
With the introduction of the Blue Card (EU) for highly qualified immigrants, which is one of the most popular models since its introduction, there is a right to a settlement permit after only 21 months. The residence permit for highly qualified immigrants is initially limited, but has enormous potential and possibilities, especially for family members.
Requirements of the Blue Card in Germany
The requirements for obtaining the Blue Card are very clear. On the one hand, the annual minimum salary limit of 53,600 EUR gross (2019) applies and, on the other hand, proof of completed university studies.
To check the requirements step by step, ask yourself the following questions. Are you a non-EU citizen? Do you have a university degree? Has the degree been obtained in Germany? If these questions can be answered with “Yes”, then only the question of salary remains.
Will your annual salary be 552 00 EUR (salary requirement 2020) gross annually or more? If not, then the following conditions apply.
Even if your salary is below the 55 200 EUR mentioned above, you still have the following option. Is the job a MINT profession (mathematics / information technology / natural sciences / technology) or a doctor’s job and does it pay 43 059 EUR per year or more? In this case, the Federal Employment Agency must approve if the degree was not obtained in Germany.