Since 1992, Feod Group has provided full legal support for obtaining a residence permit in Germany through employment and Blue card EU. We have international lawyers within Feod Group. Offices in Europe, USA and Ukraine.
Feod Group is an international group of companies that provides its clients with professional services in preparation and maintenance of documents for applying for work visas to Germany and Blue Card EU visas, and all types of visas, as well as moving to other categories of stay, extension residence and obtaining immigration status in Germany. Both German lawyers and Ukrainian specialists with years of experience in this field are involved in this process.
Obtaining a working visa to Germany
One of the possibilities of moving to Germany and obtaining a residence permit in the country is employment with a local employer. This is a rather complicated procedure, as in many cases the Federal Employment Agency of Germany (obtaining a work permit) also takes part in the decision.
In order for a German employer to hire a foreigner, he needs to prove in advance that there are no suitable candidates for the position among German residents.
A visa for the purpose of employment is issued for 3 months, and upon arrival it must be changed to a temporary residence permit. A temporary residence permit will be issued to the applicant for the term for which the specialist’s employment contract is concluded. If the contract is open-ended, the period of residence permit is 2 years. After this period, if there is a job, the visa is extended for another 2 years and so until the term of 5 years, after which it is possible to apply for a permanent residence permit in Germany.
a visa application form;
applicant’s national passport;
an employment contract with an employer or an invitation to work;
documents confirming the applicant’s professional qualification;
Getting a Blue EU Card.
A relatively new opportunity is the receipt of the so-called Blue Card EU. It was created for a specific range of highly skilled workforce.
The EU Blue Card may be issued to nationals of non-EU countries if:
they have a university degree from a German higher education institution or a foreign university, if their diploma is recognized in Germany;
they have a working contract in Germany with an annual salary of at least 50 800 Euros (4 234 Euros per month). If a non-resident has a qualification that is currently in high demand, his annual income should be at least 39 624 Euros (3302 Euros per month).
A specialized information base has been created in Germany, containing data on all foreign universities whose diplomas of education are recognized in Germany. Specialists of our company will help in the shortest possible time to check the correspondence of your diploma of higher education.
The job the applicant intends to apply for must meet the qualifications obtained at the university.
Please note that the confirmation of the presence of higher education is obligatory. There is currently no confirmation of a qualification comparable to that of higher education based on years of experience.
Holders of the EU Blue Card are entitled to stay outside the European Union for up to 12 months without losing their right of residence.
Qualified professionals with an EU Blue Card are eligible to relocate to another EU country after 18 months of this status.
The EU Blue Card is initially issued for a period of four years, or for a contract term of less than four years.
EU Blue Card holders who can prove that they have been in skilled employment for 33 months and have paid mandatory contributions to a pension fund or comparable benefits are granted a permanent residence permit. Provided that the applicant can demonstrate language skills at B1 level, a permanent residence permit is granted after 21 months.
Documents for obtaining a work visa for a Blue Card EU applicant:
a visa application form;
applicant’s national passport;
an employment contract or job guarantee in Germany, taking into account wage requirements;
diploma of graduation;
a biography reflecting his professional career;
other documents depending on the situation of the applicant.
German immigration law provides for citizens of non-EU countries to obtain a visa to look for a job in Germany, provided that they have a university degree and have sufficient means to live in Germany during their job search.
The applicant must confirm his / her level of qualification, the reality of his / her job search activity, as well as motivate his / her desire and opportunity to work in Germany.
A visa for finding a job in Germany can be obtained for a maximum of 6 months. Important: it does not entitle you to work. Once you have received a job offer in Germany, you can apply for, for example, a Blue Card EU. In this case, the documents are submitted without leaving Germany.
Thanks to the common work of German lawyers and Ukrainian specialists, our clients receive comprehensive services in the process of obtaining visas and immigration status. Thus, we assist in the preparation and proper registration of documents, both by the German employer and the client’s personal documents.
You can read more about visa services of our company in Germany in the section Visas and Immigration to Germany.
Elena Georghiou – Founder and Managing Director of Feod Group. Has two higher educations: the first at the Odessa State Polytechnic University, majoring in automation and computer engineering (1986) and second in the Moscow State Law Academy, majoring in law (1991). Has work experience in London i...
Elena Georghiou – Founder and Managing Director of Feod Group. Has two higher educations: the first at the Odessa State Polytechnic University, majoring in automation and computer engineering (1986) and second in the Moscow State Law Academy, majoring in law (1991). Has work experience in London immigration law firms. Is a regular participant in seminars and trainings on immigration, corporate and private law of the European Union. Elena Georghiou has more than 25 years of legal experience and heads the specialized Residency and Citizenship practice across European countries, UK and USA advising HNWIs and their families on:
consultations on obtaining alternative (second) citizenship;
Residency and Citizenship by Investment;
preparation of appeals, working with complex immigration cases.
She advises individuals and corporate clients for wealth/business structuring and assets protection. Central to her Managerial role in the company she initiated and united high level lawyers and other top professionals around the word in order to provide Feod Group clients with bespoke level of legal and business services word wide, keeping the staff focused on the opportunities and challenges faced by each individual client. Speaks Russian, Ukrainian, English.