EU Blue Card Frankfurt
The EU Blue Card - The Entry Visa and the Application Process to Obtain the EU Blue Card in Frankfurt
What is required to obtain an EU Blue Card in Frankfurt?
In order to obtain an EU Blue Card in Frankfurt, two steps must be completed as a matter of priority. First, a national visa is required for entry into Germany (entry visa), in order to then be able to apply for the EU Blue Card on site in Frankfurt after your arrival.
As a rule, the requirements for the issuance of the entry visa and for obtaining the employment permit in Frankfurt in the form - the EU Blue Card - are identical.
To obtain an EU Blue Card in Frankfurt, the following requirements must be met:
- You must have an accredited college degree,
- if necessary, a permit to practice the profession
- and meet the minimum salary threshold.
In this case, bureaucracy makes it necessary to submit an identical application twice. First for the permission of entry and then to obtain the electronic residence title, the EU Blue Card, and thus to obtain a residence permit.
For citizens of some countries, however, the process is limited to one step, as they do not require an entry visa and can therefore apply for the EU Blue Card directly at the responsible immigration office in Frankfurt. These are the citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, the USA, South Korea, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Israel.
You can find more information about the EU Blue Card here.
Who is responsible for applying for the EU Blue Card in Frankfurt?
The Ordnungsamt für Ausländerangelegenheiten is responsible for applying for an EU Blue Card in Frankfurt am Main. You must appear here in person to obtain the EU Blue Card and thus your electronic residence permit.
Entry visa not required
The possibility to apply for a Blue Card without an entry visa is a fast and advantageous way for nationals for whom this is possible to apply for the EU Blue Card directly in Frankfurt and not first apply for a national visa at the respective mission abroad.
Should you wish to apply for the EU Blue Card without an entry visa, we will advise you fully and ensure that the process is as unproblematic and quick as possible, using all existing legal options.
Entry visa required
We also advise our clients on the eventuality that a visa is required for entry. In this context, we draw particular attention to the accelerated procedure for skilled workers according to § 81a AufenthG. This procedure has some advantages. Due to this procedure, in some cases an appointment at the German mission abroad can be dispensed with and you only have to submit the required documents. A decision on your application should be made after a few weeks from the date of submission of the documents. You can find more detailed information here.
We advise our clients on the more detailed aspects of the accelerated skilled worker procedure and carry it out for them.
More information about the EU Blue Card can be found here.