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Apply for a residence permit for the purpose of employment regardless of qualification as a skilled worker

Description

Residence permits, irrespective of qualification as a skilled worker, may be issued for employment stays resulting from the provisions of the Employment Ordinance, e.g. for seasonal employment, for domestic workers, speciality cooks, professional drivers.

Nationals of certain states may also be granted a residence permit to pursue any employment, irrespective of their personal qualifications, if they meet further requirements. These are nationals of the following states:

  • Andorra, Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, Republic of Korea, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, USA (§ 26 para. 1 Employment Ordinance).
  • until the end of 2020 also: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia (§ 26 para. 2 Employment Regulation, so-called Western Balkans Regulation)

It is not a prerequisite that you are a skilled worker within the meaning of the Residence Act, i.e. you do not have to have a university degree or qualified vocational training.

The residence permit for the purpose of employment irrespective of qualification as a skilled worker is a temporary residence title. The duration of the time limit depends on the duration of the employment contract or results from the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.

Before the residence permit is issued, the Federal Employment Agency must generally approve the employment, unless it follows from the provisions of the Employment Regulation that approval by the Federal Employment Agency is not required.

  • You have a recognised and valid passport or passport replacement and - if this was required for entry - an appropriate visa.
  • There is no interest in deportation against you.
  • You have a job or a job offer.
    Professional drivers and nationals of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro or Serbia who have reached the age of 45 must provide proof of an employment contract or a binding job offer with a certain minimum salary. The minimum salary must reach 55 percent of the annual contribution assessment ceiling in the general pension insurance. This results in a minimum salary for 2020 of 45,540 euros per year. Even if this minimum salary is not reached, a residence permit may be granted upon presentation of proof of adequate pension provision or in special cases (e.g. if there is a public interest in the employment).
    The amount of the income threshold is published for each year by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Construction and Home Affairs in the Federal Gazette by 31 December of the previous year (see further information).
  • You can secure your livelihood and health insurance cover from your income without claiming public benefits.
  • Your stay does not endanger or impair the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • Further requirements may arise from the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.
  • For further information on this, you can contact the competent foreigners authority.
  • Valid passport
  • Visa, if this was required for your entry into Germany
  • Original of your employment contract or a binding offer of employment (please use the nationwide standard form Declaration of Employment Relationship )
  • Current biometric photo
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Current certificate of registration
  • Tenancy agreement
  • Issuance of a residence permit for the purpose of qualified employment irrespective of the qualification as a skilled worker: EUR 100.
  • Under certain conditions, a fee reduction or fee exemption may be considered.
  • Application for a residence permit to pursue employment irrespective of qualification as a skilled worker: at the latest eight weeks before the expiry of your still valid visa or residence permit.
  • Objection period: 1 month

about six to eight weeks

The foreigners authority responsible for the applicant's place of residence

  • Forms: Declaration of employment relationship (uniform nationwide); further forms specific to the authorities can be obtained from your foreigners authority; these may also be offered online.
  • Online procedure possible in some cases
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: yes

You must apply for a residence permit at the aliens' registration office responsible for your place of residence (in BB: at the aliens' registration office of the district/town).

  • Depending on the foreigners authority and your concerns, it may be possible to apply via the Internet. Find out whether your foreigners authority offers electronic application for the residence permit.
  • If the application is only possible in person, arrange an appointment with the Aliens' Registration Office.
  • During the appointment, your application will be accepted and your supporting documents will be checked (please bring them with you to the appointment). Your fingerprints will be taken for the issuing of the electronic residence permit (eAT).
  • In the case of an electronic application, the Aliens' Registration Office will contact you after receiving your online application to arrange an appointment for an interview at the Aliens' Registration Office. During the appointment, your documents will be checked (please bring them with you to the appointment) and your fingerprints will be taken for the issuing of the eAT card.
  • If your application is granted, the Aliens' Registration Office will arrange for the eAT card to be produced.
  • After about six to eight weeks, you can collect your eAT card from the Aliens' Registration Office.

Section 19c (1) Residence Act in conjunction with the Employment Ordinance

Ministry of the Interior and for Local Affairs of the State of Brandenburg

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