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From work to study and family - there are a wide variety of residence permits in Germany. Here is an overview.
Highly-skilled professionals can apply for the EU Blue Card to secure long-term residence in Germany.
If you're planning to work in Germany, you need a residence permit that allows for this.
If you hold an accredited degree, you may be allowed to stay in Germany to find employment.
Under several conditions, spouses, registered partners and children can follow you to Germany with the purpose of family reunification.
If you're a foreign national planning to study in Germany, you'll need a residence permit that states this purpose.
When is it possible to stay in Germany to do a language course? Find out here.
Foreign nationals planning to work as a researcher should apply for a residence permit that states this purpose.
For people, who need to do a training course to have their foreign qualification recognized in Germany.
Looking to set up a business in Germany as a foreign national? Get the right permit.
This supplementary residence permit facilitates intra-corporate transfers within Europe.
Apply for BAföG and other government services from home? It's easy with the online ID function! It enables you to identify yourself unambiguously on the Internet. Simply download the ID card app and get started.
Foreign nationals with the permanent EC resident status enjoy greater mobility options inside and outside the European Union.
A settlement permit entitles the holder to unlimited residence and employment in Germany. It can only be issued under certain conditions.
Apply for German citizenship and enjoy the right to vote, consular protection and unrestricted access to the labour market.
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