When should you move to another company?

  • Do you have a residence permit for employment or an EU Blue Card?
  • Is your work permit restricted to a specific company?
  • Would you like to change the company?
Then please submit an application so that your residence permit for employment or the EU Blue Card can be changed. Please read our instructions beforehand.

Important instructions:
Your residence permit for employment / your EU Blue Card does not have to be changed if you:

  • have already worked with such a residence permit for employment for at least two years
or
  • have been residing in Germany with such a residence permit for at least three years without interruption (except for studying)
and
  • In addition, there is no statutory time limit for the type of employment you are employed (such as in the case of specialty chefs or as part of a personnel exchange with an international company).
Then you can switch to another qualified job without prior approval. The State Office for Immigration will issue you with a certificate on request.

  • Do you still work for the same employer, but something has changed, for example the name of the company or your job? Even then, your residence permit for employment / your EU Blue Card does not have to be changed. Please read our "Leaflet for Foreign Employees" (in the "Further Information" section).

requirements

  • Have a valid residence permit for employment or an EU Blue Card

    Does your residence permit need to be changed? Then the best thing to do is to book an appointment for the new exhibition.

  • Work permits are limited to one company and the company should be changed
  • Main residence in Berlin
  • Request

    You can also send the application to us by email, fax or post. However, we recommend booking an appointment.

Required documents

  • "Declaration on employment relationship job description" form

    (filled in)

  • Copy of the new employment contract

    (Draft is sufficient)

  • passport

    If you submit the application in writing, copies of your passport are sufficient.

  • Proof of main residence in Berlin
    • Certificate of registration of the apartment (confirmation of registration)
    or
    • Rental agreement and confirmation of move-in from the landlord
    More on this topic in the "Additional information" section

fees

  • none: Change of residence permit or EU Blue Card or issue of a certificate
  • 96.00 euros: Extension of the residence permit or the EU Blue Card

Additional information

Competent Authorities

  • Do you have a residence permit for employment as a specialist? Then the Keplerstrasse location is responsible for you.
  • Do you have a residence permit to work as an au pair? Then the Friedrich-Krause-Ufer location is responsible for you.
  • Was your residence permit issued by the Business Immigration Service? Then please contact our Business Immigration Service beforehand by e-mail (see section "Further information").