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Employment as a skilled worker holding academic degrees/qualifications (EU/Blue Card)

25.01.2021 - Article

You must submit the following documents: 

  1. Two application forms duely filled in and signed. Please ensure that a high quality printout of the barcode is submitted with the application.
  2. Three 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 applicatons. The minimum salary requirement currently stands at

    a) 44.304,- EUR for scientists, mathematicians, engineers, doctors and IT specialists and

    b) 56.800,- EUR for all other professions.

  7. Extract from the commercial register of your future employer (Handelsregisterauszug) + 2 photocopies
  8. Employment declaration to be filled in by your future employer + 2 photocopies
  9. Certificates of your academic degrees + 2 photocopies

  10. If you obtained your academic degrees from an institution of higher education outside Germany please visit the Informationsportal zu ausländischen Bildungsabschlüssen (anabin) and check whether your foreign degrees is equivalent to a German degree. Produce two printouts on both your foreign degrees and the foreign institution of higher education from the anabin database.

  11. 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

  12. Visa fee is 75,- EUR.

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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