Blue Card EU – Minimum wage limit for 2019

In 2009 the law implementing the High-Level Qualification Direction introduced a new residence permit, the Blue Card EU.

There are three basic requirements that must be met in order to apply for a Blue Card EU:

  • There must be a local employment contract
  • The foreign university degree must be recognized in Germany
  • The applicant must receive a certain minimum annual gross salary


The salary limit is recalculated annually and due to an increase in the contribution ceiling for 2019 the minimum wage limit for a Blue Card EU changes:

The minimum gross salary for 2019 is 53,600€ per annum or 4,466€ per month.

For understaffed professions (especially scientists, mathematicians, engineers, medical doctors and academic specialists in information and communication technology) the minimum wage limit is 41,808€ per annum or 3,484€ per month.


Our Immigration Team at ICUnet will be pleased to assist if you have any questions or if you need support in obtaining the Blue Card EU or any other residence permit.