§18b sec. 2 AufenthG – Blue Card EU 

Erforderliche Unterlagen

Required documents:

  • Application form - filled out and signed (issuance or extension of a residence permit)
  • 1 new biometric passport photo
  • Valid passport & copies (data sheet, entry visa, stamps, labels)
  • Current health insurance membership certificate, not older than 3 months (no chip card)
  • Current proof of residence (housing form from the Potsdam Foreigners' Registration Office, filled out and stamped by the homeowner/landlord, homeowners must submit an excerpt from the land register)
  • Residence registration from the City Hall (Bürgerservice)
  • Joint declaration of marriage for one another (one form per spouse)
  • Current employment contract
  • Last 6 salary statements
  • Completed employer form of the Federal Employment Agency
  • University degree:
    • German or
    • Foreign (in German translation)
      • Extract from the Anabin database of university "H+" and classification of your degree as "equivalent" or
      • Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications from the ZAB



  • First application: 100,00 Euro
  • Prolongation: 93,00 Euro


Method of payment

  • Debit card or cash