Germany Announces New Visa Rules, Simplifies Process for Nigerians Ready To Relocate and Work

Nov 17, 2023 | Entertainment, News

  • Skilled Nigerians looking to relocate to Europe for work now have an opportunity to realise their dreams
  • Germany has adjusted its visa requirements for skilled workers and simplified the process of obtaining the blue card visa
  • The EU blue card holder enjoys equal treatment with the nationals of the member state where they have settled

Dave Ibemere has over a decade of experience covering Business and the Economy

Germany wants skilled foreign workers and has decided to ease the requirements of obtaining its EU blue card.

A European blue card is a residence permit for qualified non-EU foreign nationals to work in an EU country.

The card facilitates the admission of non-EU highly skilled professionals into the EU and accelerates the path to permanent residency as early as 21 months after relocating to Germany.

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Germany adjust blue card requirements

According to updated information published in Germany ServicePortal Berlin, four new changes have been introduced to make it easy for foreign workers to secure a visa and family reunification.

One of the changes is a substantial reduction in the annual income requirement needed to qualify for the blue card.

Local media reports that the German authority has slashed the annual average income threshold from €58,400 to €39,682.80 for sought-after fields like mathematics, healthcare, and IT.

While other workers must now earn €43,800 to qualify for the Blue Card.

A complete and updated list of professions is here.

Also, fresh university graduates and IT professionals are now eligible

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Furthermore, recent university graduates within the last three years and IT professionals with at least three years of experience, even without a degree, are now eligible for a blue card at a lower salary.

More changes

Another significant change is that holders of blue cards from another EU country can come to Germany for up to 90 days on work-related trips without a visa.

In addition, those living in another EU country on a blue card for at least a year can live and work in Germany long-term without needing a visa.

How to apply for a Blue Card

To apply, complete the blue card application and submit it to the German embassy in Abuja or Lagos.

For further details on the application, check here.

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