Entry Visa for EU Blue Card
The EU Blue Card allows third-country nationals with a university degree to take up employment in Germany commensurate with their qualifications. The EU Blue Card, like all long-term residence permits, is issued exclusively by the relevant foreigners' authority in Germany. You must hold a valid long-term visa before traveling to Germany.
General information can be found under the following links:
The website of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees
The website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
The portal for qualified professionals
General Visa requirements
All applicants must provide the originals of all documents required, along with 2 copies.
Your passport must be vailid, have at least 2 blank pages and have been issued within the previous 10 years
- Residence Permit
A valid Bulgarian residence permit (lichna karta or long-term visa)
- Passport Photos
3 recent passport sized photographs with biometric criteria: 3,5 cm x 4,5 cm, good contrast, light background (single-colored white or light grey), height of the face must be 32 mm - 36 mm from chin to hairline (photographs can be purchased e.g. at the photo shop in Elemag Street right behind the Embassy)
- Application Form
2 fully completed visa application form for a long-term visa (in German or English)
- Curriculum vitae of your professional career, including certificates, diplomas, etc.
- Employment contract including details of gross annual salary and working hours
- German university degree or recognised foreign degree comparable to a German degree (depending on the country where the degree has been issued: legalization or an apostille might be needed)
To evaluate your foreign degree and check recognition of foreign professional qualifications in Germany please consult the ANABIN database (website is in German only): http://anabin.kmk.org
Following approval of the visa application and before the visa can be issued, you must provide evidence that you hold travel insurance (with a coverage of at least 30.000,00 Euros, valid for all Schengen countries) for the period between your departure date and commencement of employment, if such has not already been submitted.
Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we cannot accept any responsiblity for inaccuracies contained herein. Please be advised that in order to give specific advice on any visa application it is necessary to view all documents relevant to each case. Additional documentation may be requried in individual cases.