EU Blue Card Legal Issues
There are several risks that EU Blue Cardholders can face, especially as the residence permit is closely connected to the person’s employment. If they lose their job, the EU Blue Cardholder has three months to find a new job. This new job should also fulfil the requirements for the residence permit. Should the individual find themselves unemployed after three months, they may face having their EU Blue Card withdrawn. Such an event may lead to them needing to leave Germany.
The responsible authorities can also withdraw the EU Blue Card from the holder in certain limited circumstances. Firstly, if they no longer meet the necessary conditions for the residence permit. Not meeting the requirements can include becoming unemployed or changing jobs to one that does not provide the required salary. Secondly, where the authorities can show that your application was based on false information and false or misleading documents. Thirdly, the individual has been deemed a potential threat to public policy, security, or public health. Finally, in cases where the individual does not have the necessary financial resources to maintain themselves and their family members without social assistance.
In such circumstances, it is crucial to contact an experienced immigration lawyer.
Another risk that often appeared during the Coronavirus pandemic was overstaying the residence permit. Overstaying a visa can lead to significant problems and even require the individual to leave Germany. However, by consulting with our legal team, they can advise you regarding options available, such as permanent residency, a second EU Blue Card and whether it is possible to get an extension to the visa. Our team has helped clients worldwide in all legal matters relating to the EU Blue Card.