Temporary Residence with a Blue Card
The EU Blue Card is an independent residence permit enabling the holder to engage in highly qualified employment. It was designed to make the immigration of qualified skilled workers easier and more attractive.
Highly qualified foreign citizens wishing to pursue employment in Germany that corresponds with their qualifications can obtain a EU Blue Card.
The EU Blue Card is only issued initially for a maximum of four years. If your employment contract is for a period of less than four years, you will obtain the EU Blue Card for the duration of the employment contract plus three months.