The EU Blue Card is a residence permit for highly qualified non-EU citizens. It allows them to live and work in Germany for up to one year, with the option of extending this time period once. The EU Blue Card is valid for up to one year, but it can also be extended if certain conditions are met.
The EU Blue Card is valid for up to one year.
The EU Blue Card is valid for up to one year, with an option to extend it once. However, you must meet all requirements in order to renew your permit and keep working in Germany.
For example: You can’t just show up at your local immigration office with some documents and ask them to extend your stay–you have to apply online (or by mail) and then wait until they respond with instructions on how much time they need before they can process your application. If everything goes smoothly after that point, then great! But if not…well…you might find yourself having trouble getting another job offer or even being able to leave the country without losing all of those benefits we mentioned earlier on this page.
It is possible to extend the validity of your EU Blue Card.
It is possible to extend the validity of your EU Blue Card. You must apply for an extension before your current one expires, and you can do so for up to two years at a time. To be eligible for an extension, you must meet all of the requirements listed below:
- You must have been working in Germany on an EU Blue Card for at least 18 months (36 months if you are studying). This means that if your first EU Blue Card was issued on January 1st 2019 and it expires on December 31st 2021, then your most recent extension will expire on December 31st 2023. If this were true–and assuming that no other changes occur–then any future extensions would also be valid until December 31th 2023 because they would be granted after 36 months had passed since issuance of original document; not before!
The EU Blue Card can be renewed only once and only if the foreign national meets all of the requirements.
Once you have received your EU Blue Card, you can apply for its renewal only once and only if the foreign national meets all of the requirements. These include:
- You must have worked for at least 18 months in Germany.
- You must have a valid residence permit.
- You must prove that you have sufficient funds to cover your living costs (e.g., through bank statements). This means that even if you are still employed by an employer who has paid into your pension fund or retirement account, this money cannot be used as proof of sufficient funds because it is not accessible until retirement age or death–and even then there may be restrictions depending on how much money was put into these accounts over time and other factors such as tax laws in Germany at the time when contributions were made).
You may have to leave Germany if you don’t renew your EU Blue Card.
You will have to leave Germany if you don’t renew your EU Blue Card. This means that you may have to return to your home country, or apply for a new residence permit and stay in Germany legally.
You could also try applying for another EU Blue Card before the current one expires–but this isn’t guaranteed either! If there are no more spots available under this program, then it’s possible that no one will get an extension of their current permit and everyone who has already had theirs renewed will lose their status as well.
You can stay in Germany with an EU Blue Card for up to three years. After this time, you can apply for a permanent residence permit.