A comparative study – EU BLUE CARD, Permanent settlement permit, EU long term residence permit
In order to enter and stay in the German territory, a foreigner requires a visa permit in the form of a residence title. It can be one of the following.
- a visa pursuant to a specific purpose -eg. Schengen visa/Student visa etc.
- temporary residence permit as EU Blue card.
- a German permanent settlement permit.
- an EU long term residence permit.
options 2, 3 and 4 are relevant for foreigners who are looking for a long term stay and work or pursue an economic activity in Germany/EU, each with its own advantages. our experts have consolidated a final comparison report after scrutinizing the pros and cons of each.
Considering work permit in Germany as well as in whole European Union (except UK, Ireland and Denmark), we would suggest EU long term residence permit is the ideal and most powerful residence title close to an EU passport. Apart from that, it lets your mobility across other EU countries for tourism, work or any other means of legal economic activity which may occasionally be bound to other rules than in Germany.