The EU Blue Card in Germany acts as a residence title for non- EU citizens, somewhat like the Green Card in the USA. Commenced in 1st August 2012, the EU Blue card offers highly skilled non-EU workers the opportunity and the right to work and stay in the European Union providing legal evidence of their stay.
The aim of the EU Blue Card is to minimize the shortage of skilled workers. Owners of the EU Blue Card will get the same salary as citizens of the EU who do the same job. The duration of this card is limited from one year to four years.
There is a high demand for highly qualified workers in the ICT (Information & Communication Technology) sector.