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Old 6th September 2014, 01:49 AM
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I'm about to get an offer from a German Employer. As far as I understand I have to apply for German National Visa in India and after reaching Germany I can apply for Blue Card as Resident Permit. Now I have 2 questions

1) Should I indicate anywhere in the German National Visa form that I\'m apply for Blue Card? Or How does the Embassy Officials know that I am apply for Blue Card

2) I have to apply dependant visa for my wife and child. If I apply for EU Blue Card then it says that Dependant doesn\'t need to know German to apply visa. In that case how can I send application for my dependants along with application as I won\'t be having Blue Card at that time?

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1) Should I indicate anywhere in the German National Visa form that I\'m apply for Blue Card? Or How does the Embassy Officials know that I am apply for Blue Card
There is nothing that you can mention in the form But, please make it very clear during your visa interview to the visa officer, she will mark your application. I applied in Chennai embassy for a BlueCard qualified visa and it got approved the next day. A friend of mine applied in general category next day and still hasn't got his visa (its been about a month now)

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2) I have to apply dependant visa for my wife and child. If I apply for EU Blue Card then it says that Dependant doesn\'t need to know German to apply visa. In that case how can I send application for my dependants along with application as I won\'t be having Blue Card at that time?
You wont get the blue card until your reach Germany and apply for a residence permit there. You and your family will apply for a type D schengen visa, which will be converted to a residence permit. if you qualify for BlueCard, no need for your spouse to have German A1 ( I have also heard that if you spouse has a Masters Degree then that can be considered as an alternative for German A1)

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I applied for Blue card at Chennai Consulate. I mentioned to the visa officer that I need a Blue card and she also noted that in my application. My application met the salary requirement for the Blue card

Its been 2 weeks, but no updates from the consulate.

Did You had a pre approval already from the Immigration office when You submitted your application? Is it because of the pre approval , you got the visa approval from the chennai consulate in 1 day?

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I applied for Blue card at Chennai Consulate. I mentioned to the visa officer that I need a Blue card and she also noted that in my application. My application met the salary requirement for the Blue card

Its been 2 weeks, but no updates from the consulate.

Did You had a pre approval already from the Immigration office when You submitted your application? Is it because of the pre approval , you got the visa approval from the chennai consulate in 1 day?

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Nope, I didn't have a ZAV pre-approval. 2 weeks is definitely a lot of time for BlueCard, did you ask the visa officer for the processing time, in my case she said I will get a response in a week. Maybe you can call them up.

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Nope, I didn't have a ZAV pre-approval. 2 weeks is definitely a lot of time for BlueCard, did you ask the visa officer for the processing time, in my case she said I will get a response in a week. Maybe you can call them up.
The visa officer told me that "Once we a get a final decision from germany, we will write you an email"

Few got their visa approval in 1 day and for few it takes 3 to 4 weeks.

I am little bit confused. Let me call them and check.

BTW , did you also received a Preapproval letter along with your passport(after stamping) from the consulate.

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The visa officer told me that "Once we a get a final decision from germany, we will write you an email"

Few got their visa approval in 1 day and for few it takes 3 to 4 weeks.

I am little bit confused. Let me call them and check.

BTW , did you also received a Preapproval letter along with your passport(after stamping) from the consulate.
Oh okay, I know someone who attended the interview with me like about a month ago and still waiting for approval, but in his case it was a general category not blue card.

I never received any pre-approval letter along with my passport. Did they ask you to submit your passport, or have they returned the passport?

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@asp58, May I know if your blue card is approved? I applied last Friday for blue card. For me also they told me that it will take 3 to 4 weeks

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