Once you arrive in Germany on a work Visa, you need to apply for residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel) to be able to continue to stay in Germany. The entry visa is only valid for less than 6 months. Hence, you it is important to apply for residence permit as soon as possible before your visa expires.
In this article we are going to focus on Blue card residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel) which is available for IT Professionals, Scientists, Mathematicians, Engineers and Doctors with salary over €43,056 and €55,200 for all other professions.
Blue card Residence Permit Check List
- Address Registration Confirmation
- Completed Application Form (Download)
- University Degree Certificate (Digital Copy)
- Anabin confirmation of your degree
- Employment contract
- Declaration on employment relationship (Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis)
- Proof of income (Salary Pay Slip or confirmation of salary)
- Appointment at KVR
- Biometric Photo
The application process is partially online. So first you need to upload all documents online here (https://service.muenchen.de/intelliform/forms/01/02/02/kontaktabhakademischebeschaeftigung/index).
Once the documents are submitted online, you will receive appointment at KVR. Usually this is within a week or two from the date you submitted the application online. The office you need to visit is the The Foreigners Office or Ausländerbehörde at 2nd floor of KVR building at Ruppertstraße 19.
This the main KVR office in Munich and tend to be very busy. But with appointment you can easily get through. Wait in the waiting area until your token is displayed on the screen. Mostly they only ask for passport and a biometric photo as the rest of the documents were already uploaded. But it is good idea to carry hard copy of all the documents.
The process takes about 30 mins and if your application approved you need to pay 100 EUR in fee. A confirmation letter is given at the end of the process. The bluecard residence permit will take about 4-8 weeks to arrive at your address.
Frequently Asked Question
- Do people at KVR speak English?
Yes, they do speak good English.
- Can I pay the fee with credit/debit card?
Yes, it is possible. But not sure if all cards are accepted.
- Is hard copy of University Degree Certificate required?
In most cases they don’t ask for any hard copy other than passport.
- Is payslip mandatory?
Nope, you can provide a confirmation of salary from your employer if you don’t have payslip.
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