Blue Card EU (highly qualified employees)

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21.04.2021 - Article

General information

For academics with a recognized university degree who wish to take up employment in Germany corresponding to their qualifications, there is easier access to the labor market via the “Blue Card EU”. In addition to the respective degree, an issuance of a Blue Card EU requires proof of a specific job offer with an annual gross salary of at least 56.800 Euro (2021).

For specialists in mathematics, information technology, natural sciences and technology, as well as physicians, a Blue Card EU can also be issued if they reach an annual salary of min. 44.304 Euro (2021).

Potential applicants can check the web Portal ANABIN to find out if their foreign university degree is recognized or seen as equivalent.

Please ensure that your application documents are complete! Incomplete applications can cause delays or may result in rejection of the visa application.

This checklist is regularly updated but makes no claim to be complete.
Further documentation can at all times be requested or provided by the applicant, in support of the application.

Prepare your application

Please do not staple the documents and renounce paper clips.

  • original duly completed visa application form and Declaration in accordance with Section 53 and 54 of the Residence Act

The following documents need to be presented in original and 1 copy:

  • passport (at least 2 free pages, not older than 10 years)
  • for non-Singaporeans: proof of legal residence in Singapore (e.g. EP;DP; Student Pass), incl. printout of your current Singaporean residence permit validity (no QR-Code)
  • recent passport photograph (not older than 3 months) according to biometric specifications (see sample photos below)
  • health insurance (travel health insurance) valid at least for the first 3 months of the stay
  • work contract/ binding job offer with details of:
    • detailed job description
    • working hours
    • salary
    • duration of employment
  • Curriculum vitae of professional career, including certificates, diplomas, etc. of your higher education
  • German university degree or recognized foreign degree comparable to a German degree.

    Evidence of qualification: e.g. diplomas, certificates, proof of recognition of the degree.
    You can inquire on the databank ANABIN if your foreign degree of higher education is equivalent and the institute of higher education is recognized – both print-outs must be submitted.

  • Declaration of employment (“Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis”), to be filled out by your employer in Germany – Make-it-in-Germany
  • fee for the processing of the visa application is the equivalent of EURO 75.00 to be paid in SGD, either by cash or credit card (Visa- and Mastercard only)

Information on the visa process

Please do not send unrequested documents to the Visa Department, especially not before applying for the visa, as those cannot be kept. Please submit all documents when applying in person at the Embassy.
Foreign documents issued in other languages than English or German have to be submitted with an official Translation.
Foreign public documents need to be duly legalized by the competent German Embassy in the issuing country, or, if applicable, provided with an Apostille. For documents from some countries, individual document verification might be necessary, that process would require more time and an additional fee.
The processing of the visa application is usually 2-3 weeks, upon submission of complete documents, sometimes longer.
You will be contacted as soon as the application has been decided.
Please note that questions regarding the status of your visa application cannot be answered.
It is recommended that at no time a flight ticket should be purchased until a visa has been granted.

Book your Appointment

To submit your application, please book an appointment and appear in person at the Visa Department.

There your complete application documents including the visa fee will be accepted, a short interview will be conducted and biometric data registered.

The appointment needs to be booked through the appointment system of the Embassy.


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