You are probably thinking about how to expand and reshape your global workforce by bringing in new talent as you define your global mobility plan. Immigration is a subject that comes up frequently when considering recruiting people from outside the EU. You may have heard of the EU Blue Card, but you may not be quite sure what it entails or how to begin recruiting people from abroad.
WHAT IS EU BLUE CARD?
The primary residency permit for international university graduates is the EU Blue Card. The EU Blue Card is specifically intended to draw highly skilled workers from third countries to positions in industries where there is a lack of qualified workers or where a shortage is anticipated in the near future. EU member states issue EU Blue Cards to citizens of third-party nations. The owner of an EU Blue Card is permitted to settle down in the EU in order to pursue gainful employment.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR EU BLUE CARD
- The equivalent of a master’s degree.
- Possess a minimum of five years’ experience in your profession.
- Possess a work agreement or job offer for a position requiring high qualifications, valid for at least a year.
- Meet the EU country’s minimum wage requirement for the position you want.
BENEFITS OF HAVING EU BLUE CARD
Due to its numerous advantages over conventional work visas in the majority of EU nations, the EU Blue Card is one of the most sought-after visas available. The following are some of the main advantages of possessing an EU Blue Card:
- Travel throughout the EU is unrestricted (for cards issued in Schengen nations)
- Obtain the same working and travelling conditions as nationals of the country
- Bring your family.
- Rights to permanent residence
- Access to the same social programs as citizens, such as education, healthcare, and transportation
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR APPLYING EU BLUE CARD
Different EU nations have different procedures for applying for an EU Blue Card. The Member States are free to determine whether the employee of the third-country national or both must apply for the card. Few member states allow applicants to submit applications online; the majority of member states demand that applicant schedule appointments at the relevant Embassies or Consulates in their home country.