You can apply for the work permit for qualified employees with your German university degree and a proper job offer (§18b Abs. 1 AufenthG).


There is no salary limit for the work permit with § 18b Abs. 1 AufenthG, but you have to be payed equal to other employees in your field of work. Information for employers can be found on the web page of the Agency for work


Please send an e-mail with a scann of the documents needed to

  • passport (+ residence permit, + green "Zusatzblatt")
  • application form („Antrag auf Erteilung eines Aufenthaltstitels“)
  • graduation certificate
  • contract of employment
  • Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis“ (form that has to be filled out by the employer)
  • proof of health insurance

►After the foreign authority has checked all the documents, you will be given an appointment for a personal interview. 

►At the personal visit, you pay the fee of 100,- EUR by debit card and provide a recent passport photo.