EU Blue Card - termination of the employment relationship
The EU Blue Card is generally linked to the employment contract. In the event of any changes to the employment relationship, the Aliens Department must be informed immediately. In addition, a change of job in the first two years can only be attempted after permission has been granted by the foreigners authority.
Termination or change of the employment relationship entails some obligations of the employee and employer towards the locally competent immigration authority.
Thus, employers are obliged to inform the competent foreigners authority within four weeks about a premature termination of the employment relationship if the residence title for this employment has been granted. Violations of the notification obligation can be punished with a fine of up to 30,000 euros.
If the employment relationship is terminated, the original purpose of residence also expires, so that the EU Blue Card can be subsequently limited in time. However, after consultation with the foreigners authority, it is possible for the residence title to be extended for up to six months in order to search for a job.