You can apply for the work permit for qualified employees with your German university degree and a proper job offer (§18 Abs. 4 AufenthG).


There is no salary limit for the work permit with § 18 AufenthG, but you have to be payed equal to other employees in your field of work. 


Documents required to apply for the work permit corresponding to your qualification:


  • passport (+residence permit, + green paper)
  • application form („Antrag auf Erteilung eines Aufenthaltstitels“)
  • one recent biometric passport photo (not older than six months)
  • graduation certificate
  • contract of employment
  • job description frorm completed by the employer
  • proof of health insurance
  • 100 euros (you can pay with debit card/ec-card only)