From the preparations to the application forms: This guide shows you step by step how to obtain the EU Blue Card.
To find out whether you require a visa to enter Germany, see Who Needs a Visa?
What are the requirements to receive an EU Blue Card?
- You have a German degree, a recognised foreign higher education degree or you have a foreign higher education degree that is comparable to a German one. Information on equivalence and recognition of foreign higher education degrees can be found in the Recognition section.
- You already have a concrete job offer from a company in Germany.
- The position must be appropriate for someone with your qualifications (higher education degree).
- The position in Germany must be remunerated with a gross annual income of at least €58,400 (as of 2023). A gross annual salary of at least €45,552 (as of 2023) is required for employees in the fields of mathematics, IT, natural sciences, engineering and human medicine. In such cases, the Federal Employment Agency (BA) must approve your request for employment.
Do you meet these requirements? Then you can move on by taking a look at the procedure for the entry and visa process.