Services for Applying for a Blue Card
A residency permit for a Blue Card EU is virtually like a "normal" resident for employment purposes but with the main difference that the requirements are higher and more strictly tested. This is because you will receive four years from the very beginning. Everything stands and falls with an acknowledged university diploma. To test your diploma, you have to check with anabin. If you do not have one, you will not get the Blue Card. For this reason, I provide my services in up to three steps.
Step 1: Testing the Diploma
This step is for pre-testing the acknowledgment of the diploma / degree from the university. As this is the main requirement for the successful application, I would like to prevent you from embarrassing yourself by applying with a diploma not (yet) acknowledged. If I find this diploma is not acknowledged, then I can apply for it to be acknowledged. This may take up to three months' time and for the interim, I will proceed with step 2. If the diploma has been already acknowledged, I will continue with step 3.
Step 2: Applying as "Normal" Employee for Interim
For the interim, I would apply for a residency permit for "regular" employment. My services for applying for the permit will be
- supplying a checklist for any and all documents to be submitted, so that your application will be complete,
- I will provide the mandatory application form (pre-filled for your convenience),
- instruction at which office the relevant documents are to be submitted,
- streamlining supplementary documents,
- negotiating legal follow-up questions from the authorities, this is to ensure that they only hear the relevant and correct information,
- general instruction about the application proceedings (duration, fees, opening hours, etc.), so you to know what will happen when and why,
- accompanying you to immigration in Berlin up to two times in this phase,
if you will not be in Berlin, travel costs will have to be added; any further visit will cost € 200 flat plus travel costs when outside of Berlin,
- providing a summary of any new legal status at every relevant step in the process of applying for the permit.
Step 3: Applying for the Blue Card
Assuming the diploma has been already recognized, then the same services will be applied as shown in step 2. If the diploma has not been accepted upfront and it is recognized at a later time, I will then apply to change your status from "normal employee" to "Blue Card holder" and accompany you to pick up your permit at immigration.
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