The EU Blue Card is valid for four years, after which holders can apply for a permanent residence status if they keep their occupations. They are eligible for permanent residency after 33 months, but if they know German well enough, they can receive it after 21 months.
In general, if you have a valuable profession and you want to stay in Germany, you should consider applying for the Blue Card because it makes it easier to get a job and live here legally.
You should apply for the card as soon as possible after you have registered with the embassy or consulate office. If you don't, you might not be able to use your most recent salary statement as evidence of ability to pay the required fee.
The best time to apply is within three months from the date you entered the country. If you wait longer than that, you might not be able to use an employment contract or other proof of employment when you apply directly at a German consulate or embassy.
Generally speaking, if you are given a receipt by an immigration officer showing that your application has been received, this will be sufficient to confirm that your application has been processed. However, this isn't always the case so you should keep your passport just in case you need to show proof of having submitted your application.
If you have lived in Germany for five years or longer, you can apply for a permanent residence visa. You can apply for a PR visa if you hold an EU Blue Card and have worked in the country for 21–33 months. If you are self-employed and have a temporary residence status, you can apply for permanent residency after three years. There is no general requirement for age discrimination in employment; however, there is some protection against it when hiring employees. Employees can file a complaint with a government agency if they believe that they have been discriminated against based on their age.
Age discrimination in employment is not limited to employees over 40 years old. However, the law provides certain protections for this group. For example, employers cannot dismiss an employee solely because he or she is over 40 years old. Also, employees over 40 can only be denied promotion to positions for which they are not qualified. If an employer fails to give such a promotion, the employee may file a lawsuit under federal law.
In addition to federal laws, most German states have their own anti-age discrimination laws. These vary by state but often include prohibitions on employment practices based on physical ability, such as requiring a job candidate to pass a medical exam before being hired. Many of these laws also include provisions protecting employees who have been subject to harassment due to their age.
Employers in Germany have the right to hire and fire workers at will. This means that they can cancel an employee's contract at any time without giving a reason.
As a result, you can apply to become a permanent resident of Germany: If you are a competent worker, you can leave after four years. If you are a researcher, after four years, If you are a skilled worker with a German university degree or vocational training, you can stay for another two years. If you have a high-skilled profession, such as an architect or doctor, you can stay indefinitely.
You need to fulfill some requirements to be granted a residence permit. You must be able to prove that you or your family members are eligible for one of the following types of permits: EU citizens who are free to move and work in Germany; citizens of other European countries who are free to enter Europe's largest economy; people who are granted refugee status by the German government. The process takes about nine months to a year, depending on the category that you qualify for.
The general rule is that the longer you have been living in Germany the easier it will be for you to obtain a residence permit.
If you satisfy the basic conditions for a German permanent residence visa, you can apply for it after just 33 months rather than 5 years. Even better, if you pass the B1 German language exam, you can apply for the visa in as little as 21 months!
The general rule is that to be able to apply for a residence permit, you need to have a valid job offer from a company that has a presence in Germany and who will help you with your application. You can only apply for the permit if you are supposed to start a new life here; otherwise, you could end up stranded in Germany without any kind of visa.
It is possible to extend your visa once it has been granted but only if you can prove that there is still enough work for you in Germany and that your employer is willing to support your application. If these conditions aren't met, then your visa will expire and you will need to go back home.
Overall, if you qualify, you should try to get a visa because they can be difficult to obtain and may not be available at all institutions or jobs sites.
The good news is that this requirement does not apply to citizens of European Union countries and those of other countries that apply for a "special visa". This group includes people who are married to Germans or have a child with a German citizen.
In rare cases, a permanent residency visa can be obtained in as little as two years. This applies to people who have graduated from a German university and then spent two years living and working in Germany. After three years, those married to German residents may be entitled to apply for a permanent residence visa. The period required to obtain citizenship depends on how long you have been resident in Germany and what nationality you hold before applying.
In most other cases, a person seeking a permanent residence permit must meet certain requirements to be eligible for an accelerated procedure. For example, one must fulfill some language proficiency tests to be granted a permit. There is no general rule regarding how many exams one must pass; each case is considered individually by the immigration office.
People who work in certain professions may be able to apply for a residence permit without having to meet any specific requirements. If this is the case for your profession, check with the German embassy or consulate in your country of origin to find out more information about eligibility. They may be able to provide you with a list of permitted occupations.
It is important to remember that even if you are given permission to stay in Germany, you still need a valid passport to travel here. If your passport expires while you are waiting for your application to be processed, you will need to renew it before your permit comes through.