Tuesday, September 2, 2014



What is EU Blue Card

The Blue Card is an approved EU-wide work permit (Council Directive 2009/50/EC) allowing high-skilled non-EU citizens to work and live in any country within the European Union, excluding Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom, which are not subject to the proposal.

Objectives

The EU Blue Card Scheme is designed to make Europe a more attractive destination for highly educated persons from outside the European Union. All EU member states, except the United Kingdom, Denmark and Ireland, participate in the EU Blue Card scheme.

Highly qualified persons have opted in the past for destinations such as the United States, Canada or Australia. The European initiative has a number of distinctive qualities that will help Europe become the world's most favourite 
migration destination:

  • Working and salary conditions equal to nationals
  • Free movement within the Schengen area
  • Entitlement to a series of socio-economic rights
  • Favourable conditions for family reunification
  • Permanent residence perspective
  • Freedom of association

Conditions

The EU Blue card Network enables you to create a profile for potential employers to consult, and a platform to electronically submit the Blue Card application. 

Three key conditions are to be met in order to request the EU Blue Card.

  • Non-EU citizenship
  • Completed higher-education
  • Work contract or binding job offer

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