Job Seeker (EU Blue Card)

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11.06.2019 - Article

The EU Blue Card allows third-country nationals with a university degree to take up employment in Germany in accordance with their qualifications. The EU Blue Card, like all longer-term residence permits, is issued exclusively by the relevant foreigners authority in Germany. You must apply for the national visa, which is required in advance, from the embassy.

General information on the EU Blue Card is available from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees website at www.bamf.de and from the portal for qualified professionals www.make-it-in-germany.com.

You can check whether your foreign university degree is recognised or comparable by consulting the ANABIN database.

 Application procedure

All applicants are advised to take an online appointment prior to applying for their visa. The link is provided below.

Personal appearance at the German Embassy is mandatory.

Please prepare the following documentation:

  •  Valid passport or travel document (with a validity of at least 12 months)
  • 3 recent biometrical passport photographs  (not older than six months)
  • Application form National Visa PDF / 210 KB (please make sure that both forms are filled out and signed mentioning especially the address of your future residence in Germany (question 15) as well as your complete home address which includes telephone number and e-mail address in Nepal)
  • Signed Declaration on True and Complete Information
  • Copy of your passport’s data page (A4 size copy) + last page
  • Citizenship Certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • Self-written letter of motivation
  • proof of academic qualification (from a German university or equivalent to a German academic degree - for recognition of non-German degrees kindly refer to:  www.anabin.de

  • relevant previous work experience certificates for future employment in Germany
  • proof of accommodation in Germany (if staying with friends or relatives, a formal obligation letter (“Verpflichtungserklärung”) would be appreciated

  • Proof of financial means to cover the costs for the time of your stay by one of the following documents:
    Confirmation of scholarship / stipendliving in Germany(“Verpflichtungserklärung” according to Art. 68 German Residence Act for Studies)
    Proof of financial status: e.g. letter from employer (providing information regarding annual/monthly income and duration of employment with the company), company registration, land ownership certificate, evidence of tax payment, personal bank statements, etc.
    A Blocked account (“Sperrkonto”) is not mandatory at the time of the application but can be requested during the visa process. Please refer to the information sheet “Opening a Blocked Account” available on the website of the German Embassy in Kathmandu.
    Simply the submission of one of the proofs of financial means does not result in fulfilling the requirement of obtaining a study visa. Additional documents can be requested during the visa process.

    Formal sponsorship letter from a sponsor

  • Flight reservation (to be provided after approval of visa)
  • 3 recent biometrical passport photographs  (not older than six months)

Please prepare two identical sets of applications with the above-mentioned documents and bring your original documents along.

Following approval of the visa application and before the visa can be issued, you must provide evidence that you have travel insurance for the period between arrival in the country and commencement of employment, if such evidence has not already been submitted.

 This information is regularly updated but makes no claim to be complete.

In individual cases provision of additional documents may be necessary.

Submission of the above mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted. Please ensure that your application documents are complete! Incomplete applications may result in rejection of the visa application.

The guidelines are subject to change without prior notice.

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