Nowadays, a number of international students are moving to Germany for pursuing their studies. The German Universities maintains a good quality of education, globally accepted German degree Certificates and a low tuition fees. So after completing their desired studies, most of them neither prefer to stay permanently nor plan to work for long period.
International students, who are graduated in Germany, are allowed to stay back for 18 months and seek for the desired jobs for permanent employment. A permanent residence is given after two years. The stay period starts once a student is completed with the final exams and results are issued in writing. So it is advised to start searching for the jobs in their final semester. Once students get the Job, should apply for a work permit at the Employment office.
Initially for international students, a resident permit for six months is issued and can stay anywhere across the Schengen countries. Once a student’s meets up the criteria on permanent employment, he/she will be issued with Blue Card. The EU Blue card is issued to international students who completed their degree in Germany and requires a Germany citizenship. The card is issued to highly qualified individuals and allows individuals to live and work in Germany. In order to get a Blue card, the annual salary should be a minimum of 59000$ per year. So the students get a permanent residence after two years of employment. Else an individuals need to take approval by Federal Labor Agency on taking up a new job.