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Do you have a job offer from Germany and want to apply for an EU Blue Card at your immigration office? A Statement of Comparability certifies that your degree is equivalent to a German university degree.
How to apply for a Statement of Comparability for the EU Blue Card
A Statement of Comparability for an EU Blue Card will usually be issued after a processing time of 2 weeks. With your help we can process your application as quickly as possible.
- Submit all of the documents
Check carefully whether your documents for the application are complete before you submit your application. The processing time begins once we have received all of the documents.
- Don’t forget your employment contract
Submit a photocopy of your new employment contract. The employment contract has to be signed by you and by your employer in Germany. If you do not have a contract yet, you can submit a confirmation of employment letter signed by your future employer instead.
- Fill out the application form correctly
In the application form, tick the box "I need a Statement of Comparability to apply for an EU Blue Card. I have enclosed a photocopy of my employment contract." and select "EU Blue Card" as the purpose of your application.
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Pay the fee
After your application has been received by post, we will email you our notification of fees. Paying the fee within one week helps to make sure you receive the Statement of Comparability for your EU Blue Card application as soon as possible.
You have to apply for an EU Blue Card at the immigration office at your future place of residence in Germany. You can find your immigration office on the website of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.
EU Blue Card FAQ
What is an EU Blue Card?
The EU Blue Card is a residency title for university graduates from non-EU countries. This website of Germany's Federal Foreign Office provides a general overview of this topic.
Where do I find information about the EU Blue Card?
- Your immigration office can answer all of your questions regarding the EU Blue Card.
- Useful websites:
Federal Office for Migration and Refugees
Where can I apply for an EU Blue Card?
You have to apply at an immigration office.