EU Blue Card


Milestone #3 - Visa

3.1 - Embassy - Book an appointment
3.2 - Embassy - Prepare visa application documents
3.3 - Register for health insurance
3.4 - Embassy - Fill out the application forms. Submit visa application
3.5 - Embassy - Get national visa. Book tickets
3.6 - Notify the employer. Book / confirm the temporary accomodation

Getting GERMAN National Visa


You will find all the necessary information, which documents you need to submit, on the website of the German consulate. It is not very difficult to prepare all the documents yourself. If you do not have time for this process, but have extra money, you can hire an relocation company, which will prepare all the necessary documents for you.
Feel free to hire MIGWORK Company. We help with advice and direct assistance.


You should be prepared for unforeseen circumstances. So plan a trip to the consulate not for one day. If you are able to do everything in one day - be happy, you cantill s make a tour through the city.

As a Blue Card holder you can immediately move with your family (the spouse and the minor children). One of the big advantage of the Blue Card for the spouse is that he/she has immediate unrestricted working permission, selfemployment included.

After submitting the documents, you will be told how long to wait. If the consulate delays the process of issuing your visa, it is advisable to get proactive. Report the delay to your German employer and ask for advice. This is the "soft way" to speed up the process.

You should talk to consulate officials politely. Contact them only after the estimated processing time has been exceeded. If no date of the next enquiry is given to you, contact the consulate no more than once a week.


Look at the checklist and collect the documents listed there.

National visa germany Checklist National Visa (Source: German Federal Foreign Office)

How to find this checklist?
Google this: German Embassy India* National Visa You will quickly find a document like this (example India).

National visa germany Checklist National Visa (Source: German Federal Foreign Office)

If you apply with a family you need following additional documents:

Next step: Download and fill out the application for the national visa (Antrag auf Erteilung eines nationalen Visums)
* - place your country
** - In English language. Printed by ATM or issued in your bank.

Read the tutorial here
Download the Word doc of Annexure: Employment visa fill it out, print two copies of it.
Contact your employer. Ask him to provide you with following information:
  • Employer (name of company in Germany)
  • Address of the headquarters of your employer in Germany and contact person
  • Actual place of work in Germany
  • Type of work contract in Germany
  • Duration of work contract
  • Job designation
  • Highest academic/vocational qualification
  • Gross salary per month and per year
Explain to your German employer representative that you need these informations for the Embassy. Attach this Link:
https://india.diplo.de/blob/1874920/42c4beb3654814ec096e0706ba12800a/annexureemployment-data.doc


Download the Word doc of Annexure: Employment visa fill it out, print two copies of it.
Contact your employer. Ask him to provide you with following information:
  • Employer (name of company in Germany)
  • Address of the headquarters of your employer in Germany and contact person
  • Actual place of work in Germany
  • Type of work contract in Germany
  • Duration of work contract
  • Job designation
  • Highest academic/vocational qualification
  • Gross salary per month and per year
Explain to your German employer representative that you need these informations for the Embassy. Attach this Link:
https://india.diplo.de/blob/1874920/42c4beb3654814ec096e0706ba12800a/annexureemployment-data.doc


Go to the Photostudio or hire the professional photograph and show him the German requirements of the biometric photos - so called PHOTO MUSTERTAFEL You don't need to speak German to understand the requirements. Source: German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community


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Do these thing:


Always answer all questions honestly. If you are not sure, explain the case to the official and ask for advice on how to answer that question.

An Example:
The official: in the application you have left empty the question whether your family will accompany you?
You: this question can only be answered with yes/no answers here. It is not quite clear to me. My family will accompany me to Germany, but a few weeks later. Which answer is correct in this case?

Bring not only all the necessary documents to the visa interview, but also those that only indirectly relate to the issue. It is better to bring too many documents with you (and take them back home) than something missing that you didn't think was necessary.



Don't do those things:


Do not bring computers, tablets, cameras, recording equipment, luggage, weapons or sharp or pointed objects or liquids into embassy or consulate buildings.



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