2019 brings more EU Blue Card holders to Germany

EU Blue Card holders in Germany

EU Blue Card is a work permit with validity all across the EU that lets highly-skilled non-EU citizens work and live in 25 of the EU member countries. Recent statistics show that in Germany, the number of EU Blue Card holders has increased significantly last year.

In 2019, 31,220 non-EU foreigners who are EU Blue Card holders came to Germany. This was an increase of 14.6% compared to 2018. The information was disclosed by Andrea Schumacher, the Vice President of BAMF. She also said that since the card was introduced in Germany in 2012, there has been a steady increase in the number of cards issued.

This has made Germany the most popular country in the EU among young applicants. Over 82% of all cards every year have been granted to them as Schumacher observes.

The EU Blue Card is a special residence permit that foreign academics can use while seeking qualified jobs in the bloc.

Basically, the Card grants a right of residence on a temporary basis and work for high-skilled workers. Proof of having completed university-level studies or an equivalent has to be provided by the applicant. They must also present a contract of employment or a binding offer of a job in the location where they are applying. A competent pay is also needed to receive the Card.

The most attractive part of an EU Blue Card is that its holders can receive a permanent residency permit if they have lived and worked in Germany for a minimum of 5 years.

BAMF says that 2,410 people utilized this opportunity in 2019 which is a 20% increase in number compared to 2018.

Not just that! As per BAMF, the number of residence title in academic research also increased by 51.9%. The increase in the number of full-time students was 3.7% and that of employees for companies via ICT grew twice in number.

So, as attractive an offer is to work overseas in Germany, the pathway to such occupation with the EU Blue Card is one option to try for sure.

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