Talking about government seldom means good news. But a pleasant surprise awaits you, since we discuss immigration into Germany.
Germany has one of the most liberal immigration laws in the world – as long as you have a good education.
The German Blue Card is your “Green Light” for moving to Germany.
– Work & live legally for max. 48 months in Germany
– Bring your spouse and underage children along: Legally!
– Get a permanent residency permit after 33 months (If you have paid social insurance constantly)
– Get a faster permanent residency permit after only 21 months. (If you speak German at B1 level)
Only 2 Requirements For The German Blue Card
1. You need a university degree that is accepted in Germany.
2. You need a job with a German company that pays at least 50.800 EUR. (2017)
That’s it! German language is not required in order to get a work permit.
Is Your University Degree Accepted in Germany?
The Immigration office (and your German employer) will check:
There are three possible results:
H+ : Your university is accepted as equal in Germany. Congratulations.
H+ / – : It depends. Read the detail description for your university
H – : This is NOT a university by the German definition. Sorry.
There are 3 different ratings:
Entspricht (is equivalent to)
Gleichwertig (of equal value)
bedingt vergleichbar (partly comparable)
If you university is rated H+ and your degree is rated “entspricht” or “gleichwertig”: Then your degree is accepted. Congratulations.
If your university is rated H+ and your degrees is rated “bedingt vergleichbar” then your degree is not accepted. We are sorry.
If your degree is not listed. Then you can ask for evaluation through the “Zeugnisbewertung bei der Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen (ZAB)”
German HR: Find a Full explanation in German language.
(Busines language with all our clients is English. No German language needed)
Have you made the same experience?
You are well educated, you have professional experience and most important: You have drive and ambition. You want to make a contribution and build a good career.
But German employers don't value your talent. You apply for job after job. You spent hours editing your CV and cover letter to fit perfectly. And then: You don't even get an answer.
There is a way forward! Chris Pyak and the rest of us at Immigrant Spirit GmbH: We want you to succeed.