Blue Card Germany

Your Opportunity for a long-term Career in Germany


Unlock your Career with the Blue Card Germany

Are you a highly skilled professional looking for a new challenge in Germany? Do you want to work in one of the most innovative and dynamic economies in Europe? Do you want to enjoy the benefits of a high standard of living, social security and cultural diversity? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might be interested in applying for a Blue Card Germany.

A Blue Card is a special type of residence permit that allows qualified professionals from non-EU countries to live and work in Germany. It is based on the EU Blue Card scheme, which aims to attract and retain talent from around the world. We will explain what a Blue Card Germany is, how it works, what the conditions are, what the advantages are and why you should consider moving to Germany with a Blue Card through Acaluna. Let’s start!

What is a Blue Card?

A Blue Card Germany is a residence permit that grants you the right to live and work in Germany for up to four years. It is issued by the German authorities after you have found a suitable job offer that matches your qualifications and meets the salary requirements. You can apply for a Blue Card Germany either from your home country or from within Germany if you already have a valid visa.

A Blue Card Germany is not only a residence permit, but also a pathway to permanent residency and citizenship. After 21 months of working in Germany with a Blue Card, you can apply for a permanent residence permit if you have sufficient knowledge of the German language (level B1). After 33 months, you can apply for permanent residency regardless of your language skills. After eight years of living in Germany, you can apply for German citizenship if you meet the other criteria.


How does the Blue Card work?

To apply for a Blue Card you need to meet the following criteria: 

  • You have an university degree that is recognized in Germany

  • Your salary in Germany needs to be higher than €43.800 per year

  • You should have at least B1 level in German

Which jobs can apply for a Blue Card?

Generally, the Blue Card is designed for international professionals with an academic education. Therefore, jobs that require an university degree are generally eligible. If you meet the salary threshold, any job with an academic background can be eligible for the Blue Card. Typical jobs are: 

  • Mathematicians
  • Civil engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Engineers in the field of electrical engineering
  • Chemical engineers
  • Other engineers
  • Chemists
  • Biologists
  • Doctors
  • Nurses with an academic degree
  • IT-specialists 
  • System analysts
  • Software developer
  • Web and multimedia developer
  • Application programmers
  • Database and networking professionals
  • Database developers and administrators
  • System administrators
In order to be eligible for the Blue Card, your university degree needs to be officially recognized in Germany. There is a simple way to check this: the Anabin database lists all foreign universities and degrees that have been officially evaluated in Germany so far. If your degree and your university are listed there your degree is recognized in Germany. Check out our guide in order to try out for yourself. 

What are the advantages?

A Blue Card Germany offers you many benefits as an international professional in Germany. Here are some of them:

  • You can travel freely within the EU and the Schengen area without a visa. This is in contrast to the normal visas which only allow you to work and stay in Germany.

  • You can also stay in other EU countries for up to 90 days within a 180-day period for work or leisure purposes

  • You can bring your spouse and children with you to Germany. They do not need to meet any language or qualification requirements and they can work without any restrictions.

  • You can enjoy the social security system in Germany, which includes health insurance, pension insurance, unemployment insurance and accident insurance.

Why should you move to Germany with a Blue Card?

Germany is one of the most attractive destinations for international professionals in Europe and beyond. Here are some reasons why you should consider moving to Germany with a Blue Card:

  • Germany has a strong and stable economy that offers many job opportunities in various sectors and industries. It is especially known for its excellence in engineering, manufacturing, research and innovation.
  • Germany has a high standard of living that includes a good infrastructure, a clean environment, a rich culture and a diverse society. It is also centrally located in Europe and has many scenic and historic attractions to explore.
  • Germany has a welcoming and supportive attitude towards immigrants and values their contributions to the society and the economy. It also has a well-developed integration system that helps newcomers to settle in and feel at home.

How Acaluna supports you

At Acaluna, we are specialized in helping international professionals like you secure the Blue Card and find the perfect job opportunity in Germany. Our dedicated team of experts will guide you through the entire process, from document preparation to job placement. We are working with German companies that are looking for international talents. If you apply with us we will review your application and match your profile with job proposals. Click here to find out more about us.

Do you have an academic degree and are willing to start your Career in Germany? 


Frequently asked Questions

Still have questions about the Blue Card? Check out our FAQ section to find answers to common queries.