Germany EU Blue card salary requirements 2022: For EU Blue Card visa holders in Germany there are new salary requirements in 2022 that have decreased slightly. Here’s what you need to know, especially for Africans in Germany:
Many Africans coming to Germany want to apply for the EU Blue Card visa to work in Germany or any other EU country.
The residence permit is aimed at attracting and enabling highly qualified less developed countries nationals to live in the EU. Authorities in Germany also want to ensure that there are enough skilled workers in many employment sectors without driving up a shortage.
The residence permit comes with a number of benefits for those who contest for it. These include; freedom to move around freely within the EU, the right to request and bring family members to the country they live in, and shortcuts for applying for permanent residency.
Germany EU Blue card salary requirements 2022: salary thresholds for people coming to Germany
The EU Blue card however has salary thresholds that can make it difficult for Africans in Germany, and other people coming to Germany, to get their hands on a visa.
The local.de reported that this year salary requirements mean a few more people may be able to take advantage of the Blue Card Scheme.
When applying for a Blue Card in Germany in 2022, the applicant has to earn a minimum gross salary (before tax) of €56,400 – down from €56,800 in 2021.
The lower the salary requirements are a sign that the new government is trying to attract more talent from around the world.
Points to note on : In 2020, the salary requirement for EU Blue Card holders was €43,056 for those in shortage occupations, and €55,200 for workers in other industries and occupations.
In 2020, the average income in Germany was €47,700 before tax, which corresponds to a monthly gross salary of €3,975 for a full-time job (35 to 40 hours a week is common for full-time in most companies). But there are large differences in earnings between different regions of the country.
Source: The Local.de