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)
  • Passport
  • 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

Application Process

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

  1. Do people at KVR speak English?

Yes, they do speak good English.

  1. Can I pay the fee with credit/debit card?

Yes, it is possible. But not sure if all cards are accepted.

  1. Is hard copy of University Degree Certificate required?

In most cases they don’t ask for any hard copy other than passport.

  1. Is payslip mandatory?

Nope, you can provide a confirmation of salary from your employer if you don’t have payslip.

If you have any questions, please comment below and check later for answer.

51 thoughts on “Blue card Residence Permit Application Process Munich, Germany: Q&A”
  1. I had submitted my EU bluecard application on July 27th but I haven’t received any appointment yet. Is there a way to track the application or what should be the way forward.

    1. Hi Nikhil,
      Please let us know when you will get an appointment, to have an idea, I applied first week of august but nothing till now.
      Thank you

      1. I got the appointment confirmation yesterday. The appointment is scheduled for October 20. If you haven’t received any appointment yet, I think you will receive it soon.

  2. Do I need to apply separate application form and appointments for Wife and kid under family reunion resident permit

      1. Hi,
        I jsut moved to munich and wanted to have an idea for the blue card appointment time here , would you know anyone who got a appointment recently and how long it took them ie from date of application.

  3. Hello, I will apply for a Blue card residence permit for myself. Should I fill another form for my wife as well or is it enough to submit only my form? If I need to submit another form for my wife, is it the family reunification form? Thanks!

  4. Hello,
    Thank you for the information. I applied for blue card on 27th of June, as I got the erklarung document from the document on 27th. I have to start working from August 1st, since this is the third week should I Call the visa office or what should I do? I already contacted them via contact form but there is no reply.

    1. There is long delay to get appointment for bluecard. If your visa is nearing expiry you can go to KVR and there is a separate line for bluecard. You can get your visa extended and fill a search form to speed up the bluecard application.

  5. Thank you for the information. I have uploaded my documents and applied for the blue almost one week ago, but I still get no appointment.

    Do I need to do something else, or will they send an appointment at some point? And, when they give me an appointment, will they give one fixed date, or can I chose from alternative dates which they offered?

    And, I uploaded the documents on a web page called “Akademische Beschäftigung”, even though my job is not academic and I will work in a private company. Is this page for all blue card applications or just university related.

    1. There is a long delay now. It may take up to one month before you get an appointment. Wait for 3 weeks and use the contact form to enquire about the application status.

      When you get the appointment, it is a fixed date and time. No option to choose a time slot or day.

      Yes, blue card comes under academic employment. Which means you have a university degree to apply for it.

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