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My request for French Blue Card has been approved. I await the card now.
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For reference, new foreign labor law will be in effect from Jan 2020. to mid 2022. which would enable workers to spend up to 6 months in the country on a "job-searching" visa.

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For reference, new foreign labor law will be in effect from Jan 2020. to mid 2022. which would enable workers to spend up to 6 months in the country on a "job-searching" visa.
There has been a jobseeker visa for Germany since 2012 or 2013...

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I read this about the EU Blue card

Amongst many exceptional advantages gained by becoming an EU Blue Card holder, presented below you may find an overview of the key beneficial components:

Equal work and salary conditions to national citizens,
Free movement throughout EU,
Social rights, including education, economic, cultural, human, health rights,
Family reunification and
Permanent-residency rights.

All benefits except for housing, loans and grants are provided to the EU Blue Card holders.

EU Blue Card holders are allowed to go back to their home countries or other non-EU states for a maximum of 12 consecutive months without losing the EU Blue Card ownership.

You can apply for the permanent residency permit after 33 months of working in the first hosting state, or 21 months if B1 language level knowledge is achieved.
May I ask what you mean by "free movement throughout the EU"? Do you mean that blue card holders for say France are not limited to the 190/180 rule when traveling outside of France?

Also, when you say "You can apply for the permanent residency permit after 33 months of working in the first hosting state, or 21 months if B1 language level knowledge is achieved", is this benefit applicable to all blue card holders in the EU or only to certain countries e.g. Germany?

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Please one last question:

When you say "EU Blue Card holders are allowed to go back to their home countries or other non-EU states for a maximum of 12 consecutive months without losing the EU Blue Card ownership.", do you mean that a blue card holder can travel back to their home country for any consecutive 12 month periods no matter how many times? Will these 12 month absences affect a person's permanent residency or citizenship rights in the future?

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Ximon, the EU blue card is a general category of visa/residence permit - but the specific conditions that apply to the card vary by the country issuing the card.
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May I ask what you mean by "free movement throughout the EU"? Do you mean that blue card holders for say France are not limited to the 190/180 rule when traveling outside of France?
No. Those on a "blue card" are subject to the same 90 days in any 180 day period rules that apply to anyone with a long-stay visa.

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"You can apply for the permanent residency permit after 33 months of working in the first hosting state, or 21 months if B1 language level knowledge is achieved", is this benefit applicable to all blue card holders in the EU or only to certain countries e.g. Germany?
Immigration is one area that the EU does NOT control in the various countries. Each country makes its own rules for immigration. So, just because Germany has a particular requirement for permanent residence, it does NOT mean that any other EU or Schengen country has the same deal.
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"EU Blue Card holders are allowed to go back to their home countries or other non-EU states for a maximum of 12 consecutive months without losing the EU Blue Card ownership.", do you mean that a blue card holder can travel back to their home country for any consecutive 12 month periods no matter how many times? Will these 12 month absences affect a person's permanent residency or citizenship rights in the future?
Again, it depends on the country in which you are residing, but generally speaking, if you are absent from the country for a long period of time (like a year), your residence permit will become invalid - if only because you are no longer resident there. Residence is judged by a variety of things - in Germany, registration with the local Rathaus (among other criteria), in other countries, it may involve filing tax returns or being able to show utility bills covering the time period.
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Immigration is one area that the EU does NOT control in the various countries. Each country makes its own rules for immigration. So, just because Germany has a particular requirement for permanent residence, it does NOT mean that any other EU or Schengen country has the same deal.
The European bit about BlueCard is basically just that time spent om BlueCard in one country can be counted towards PR in another country when also there under that country's BlueCard.

But even with PR OP would still be subject to the 90/180 rule.

We tend to forget it, but EU nationals are also subject to that rule. If we want to stay longer than 90 days in an EU country we don't hold nationality of, we have to exercise treaty rights = be employed, self-employed, study or be self-sufficient and we have to comply with the law of the land regarding its laws for residents, like enrolling in the country's health system.

We can stay in an EU country for up to 6 months when jobseeking but again, this pretty much comes under self-sufficiency, as we aren't entitled to benefits without having worked in that country.

So, you can only get free movement by having an EEA nationality or being married to someone with an EEA nationality and even then there are rules.

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Will these 12 month absences affect a person's permanent residency or citizenship rights in the future?

Thanks for your help.
Once you have PR, it really depends on the individual country as to what could lose you that status. Usually, long absences, criminal convictions, etc. can be reasons.

The 12 months possible absence under BlueCard would no longer apply, since you would no longer be under BlueCard once you have acquired PR.

Citizenship law is separate from immigration law and each country has its own laws regarding required residency, dual citizenship, language requirements...

Last time I checked, the minimum residency requirement in any EU country was about five years unless married to a national of that country. Sometimes it's eight or ten years and yes, 12 months absence may or may not trip you up there. Malta seems to be an exception and very relaxed about residency but I understand that one needs to invest a rather large amount of money to get an easy passport.
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Hello,

I am a non-EU national based in the UK on ICT work permit which is now coming to an end.

Thus my employer is now ready to relocate me to the EU, preferably to Germany.

Please can someone advise of the visa conditions in Germany? I am conscious I do not want to be stuck on an ICT type like UK visa which wouldn’t allow me to switch jobs locally in Germany or the EU in general. I am also conscious I don’t want a visa which wouldn’t lead to a PR eventually.

What are my visa options? If Germany is a problem is there another EU country which I could consider, I will be working remotely so eventually job switch and PR are my main priority.

Please can someone advice. Many thanks

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