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  1. Blue card and education

    Hello every body I am working in Hamburg for about 6 months as a blue card holder but I am thinking to start a master degree here in Germany (probably in Frankfurt). The next university intake will be in August, that means I have to quit my job till then (at the time I will be 1 year on blue card). I want to know if I can change my residency From Blue card to student visa without going outside of Germany? It is important to me to be able to change my residency type to Student and then back to Blue card right here in Germany.   Thanks all     
  2. I have a EU Blue card and working as a software engineer in Heidelberg. If I apply for Niederlassungserlaubnis(Permanent Residency) after 33 months(German language proficiency not required), what all documents will I need at the Auslanderbehorde? By the way I have completed my A1 in Deutsch in 2015 from Goethe Institut.
  3. Hello,   thank you for reading about my situation. I really do appreciate everyone who helps out.   So some months back I wrote about my visa situation and not finding a job. I did find a job at the end of October. They hired me and gave me a contract. At the same time I emailed the auslanderbehorde asking them to please finish the visa process so I could get this new job confirmed.   The problem was that in April, I tried to get a different job confirmed. At this point they asked for the annerkenung. By the time I got all the paperwork the job offer was taken away. In the meantime I just kept moving my appointment with the auslander into a future date. The confirmation of the new job was stopped by them waiting for this documents.   Then I messaged them in October to get this new job confirmed. They however seemed quite confused. So i explained in the email "Ich habe die blaue Karte. Ich muss meinen Arbeitgeber aktualisieren. Könnte ich bitte einen Termin zur Abgabe der neuen Arbeitgeberdokumentation vereinbaren?"    They replied with Termin for next thursday. The situation is that the documents they are asking for are actually documents to renew my blue card not to get the employeer updated. This is part of the situation as well as my blue card will expire in February.   So now the situation is complicated. In this renewal email they want 3 months of Gehaltsnachweise. Which I don't have at all. And Secondly, my understanding is that I shouldn't have been working this new job without confirmation. So I cant provide 3 months of of Gehaltsnachweise and in my zusatzblatt it says I work for the original employer in Germany. So they will clearly notice a mismatch   So I am really confused as to how to proceed. Any advice is very welcome.  
  4. EU Blue Card after 2 years

    With the Blue Card I got a green paper stating:   "Beschäftigung nicht gestattet mit ausnahme der tätigkeit als software engineer. Selbstandige tatigkeit gestattet. Nach 2 jahr. versicherungspflichtige beschäftigung ist beschaftig. Jeder art gestattet."   How I understand this, is that after 2 years I can have for example an extra job unrelated to SE, or completely abandon that field and start a job/business in a different area? And, after 2 years, I do not have to notify immigration office that I got an extra non-SE job, or changed job to another SE job, or switched to another area? Also, I know that you cannot be jobless for more than 3 months while on Blue Card. Is that applicable only for the first 2 years, or throughout the whole validity period of Blue Card? If you in the meantime obtain permanent residency, or NE, I assume this rule is not applicable anymore?   Thanks in advance for any help.  
  5. Hi everyone,   I am from India. I came as a Masters student to Germany last summer. I started working in a firm as workstudent in software development and they offered me a full time job. I took the offer and changed my visa to EU Blue Card two months ago. I also have permission from my university to continue my Masters along with the job. So far so good.    But now I have realized that I am very unhappy in the job and want to resign in probation period (my bad I know). The main reason is that I am looking for a career change to a different field from what I have done so far. (Software development to technical management.)   My two options are to go back to student visa and start from the scratch or find an employer who will give me a chance for a career change on the existing visa. (Is there a third option?) Long story short I would like to get some info on the following.   1. What are the first steps to be taken if I decide to resign? 2. Is it difficult to go back to student visa from Blue card? 3. Since I am already enrolled for Masters do I need to go back to India first if the visa is changed?    Thanks for reading this post. I am really in a dilemma. I would appreciate your thoughts on it. 
  6. Hello all,   First off I want to thank everyone for reading this fairly long post. I will try to be brief as I've read many threads before here and people arent always super patient.   Last year I moved to Berlin with a blue card visa. I worked at a company for two months and I was terminated. After that I notified the auslanderbehorde who told me to simply get another appointment as I had 6 months to find another job. In April I found a new job and I sent all my documents to the auslanderbehorde for approval. After two months or so the offer was terminated from this 2nd job. The auslanderbehorde took to long and asked me for additional paperwork to validate my american degree. The first time they didnt ask for anything.   So I kept asking the auslanderbehorde what my visa status was and they said that as long as I have an appointment I can be in the country legally. I took another appointment for september 30. I wasnt able to find another job by then so I change it again and I got an appointment for March. My aufenhaltstitle expires in February.   The biggest problem has been finding jobs in berlin for IT System Administrator. I have literally applied everywhere and constantly send out hundreds of applications a week. There are few Sys admin jobs for low level German speakers. Im at about A2 early B1 right now.   The other thing is I need money. Desperately, I have been getting help from my parents for the last two months but they are out of money and rightfully so. I suppose I can legally stay until march but without money and the mounting costs of the health insurance and rent I dont know what to do.   I have legitimately started to think about suicide as a way of not getting deported. I will never go back to the US. I have been on the hunt for psychotherapists for many months now as well with no luck.   Finally, It seems in theory I could still apply to work as a freelancer from the finanzamt as technically the visa allows that possibility. However, I just found out about that the last week and apparently there are two different kinds of freelancers and I'm not sure which one I am.   Please be gentle with me. This forum has a lot of smart people but also a reputation for being rather savage.    TL;DR Blue card has made life difficult. Need money desperately. Terrible Mental health state.   Thanks!
  7. Hello, I think I am in tricky situation here, I have type-D visa and recently I have applied for the Blue Card in the Ausländerbehörde referencing my residence address, it is small Kreis near Frankfurt. But my Immigration File or documents are in the Frankfurt Ausländerbehörde. The small Ausländerbehörde had requested my immigration file from Frankfurt but it had not yet arrived. It have been a month or more since the date of my application and I am starting to be very worry. Is it normal that it is requiring so much time or do you think that it should be a problem with that ?   I have contacted many times my Ausländerbehörde and they are saying that they are just waiting for the immigration file to be arrived and every thing else is fine.   What should I do , is it a good idea to go to the Frankfurt Ausländerbehörde and to request them in person to send my immigration file to the other Ausländerbehörde ?   Marry Christmas to all!   Thanks
  8. Trying to clarify the situation with requirements between holding BC and acquisition of NE. Assuming BC allows you to get NE, after 21 (33) month that are proven by looking at the social insurance payments. At ( it also says that "previous periods of holding BC count towards the goal" I've never clearly seen a case whether or not this time period can be interrupted or not. 1. Do these 21 (33) months only counted when person holds a BC continuously? Or is it only total contribution to social insurance (under specific conditions – salary, higher education) that matters? 2. If I were to move out or change to another residence title (e.g. student) and then for example get BC again after few years, would this past periods still count? 3. In case it doen't count – does this mean that essentially if I were to move out of Germany, I can try to get tax return on my social payments and other taxes? (Assuming they won't count towards anything anyway and I'll have to start from scratch) Thank you for help!