Employment as a skilled worker holding academic degrees (e.g. EU Blue Card)

25.01.2021 - Article

You must submit the following documents: 

  1. Two application forms duly filled in and signed. Please ensure that a high quality printout of the barcode is submitted with the application.
  2. 3 recent biometric passport photos (not older than six months), 2 glued to the application forms and 1 attached with a paper clip.
  3. Passport, issued within the last 10 years valid for at least one more year from the intended date of entry into Germany with at least 2 empty pages + 2 photocopies of the data page
  4. Maltese residence card, valid for at least three months + 2 photocopies
  5. Last three pay slips from your current employer in Malta + 2 photocopies
  6. Work contract, signed by you and your future employer + 2 photocopies. There is a minimum salary requirement for EU Blue Card applications. The minimum salary requirement currently stands at
    a) 45.552,- EUR annually for scientists, mathematicians, engineers, doctors and IT specialists and
    b) 58.400,- EUR annually for all other professions.
  7. Extract from the commercial register of your future employer (Handelsregisterauszug) + 2 photocopies
  8. Employment declaration (“Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis”) to be filled in by your future employer + 2 photocopies
  9. Certificates of your academic degrees + 2 photocopies
  10. If you obtained your academic degree(s) from an institution of higher education outside Germany please visit the Informationsportal zu ausländischen Bildungsabschlüssen (anabin) and check whether your foreign degree(s) is/are equivalent to a German degree. Produce two printouts from the anabin database of both your foreign degree(s) and the foreign institution of higher education.
  11. For applicants aged 45 years and over: Proof of adequate retirement provision, e.g. salary statement of at least 4.015,- EUR per month; statutory/private pension insurance guaranteeing monthly pension payments; ownership of real estate. Documents in a language other than German must be accompanied by a certified translation into German.
  12. Travel health insurance policy for 14 days from the intended date of entry into Germany (the policy can be presented later – latest on the day the visa is issued) + 1 photocopy
  13. Visa fee is 75,- EUR to be paid either in cash or by credit card (only Visa or Master Card).

Certificates, diplomas, etc. issued in a country outside the EU must be accompanied by an apostille/a legalisation. Original documents will be returned once the visa application has been processed.

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