Residence permit extension as a Specialist?

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11sniper
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Residence permit extension as a Specialist?

Post by 11sniper » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:24 am

Hi guys, nice to know this powerful forum exists :)
Would really appreciate some past experiences/ knowledge about residence permit.
I've gotten my first work residence permit a year ago as an employed person, and it took me a very very very long wait to get it since it needs to go through TE office. Now it's time for extension, but since I've got a salary raise (working in IT field) and now the salary exceeds 3000e, I'm thinking of applying for a residence permit extension as a Specialist, which seems to be promisingly faster. I do have a bachelor's degree and will get a master's degree soon.
My question is, is it possible to apply for extension as specialist, although my current residence permit is not based on a specialist?

Many thanks for any kind of help =)
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betelgeuse
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Re: Residence permit extension as a Specialist?

Post by betelgeuse » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:36 pm

11sniper wrote:I've gotten my first work residence permit a year ago as an employed person, and it took me a very very very long wait to get it since it needs to go through TE office. Now it's time for extension, buy since I've got a salary raise (working in IT field) and now the salary exceeds 3000e, I'm thinking of applying for a residence permit extension as a Specialist, which seems to be promisingly faster. I do have a bachelor's degree and will get a master's degree soon.
My question is, is it possible to apply for extension as specialist, although my current residence permit is not based on a specialist?
It is. It will still take months though if you apply this year since it's the police that processes extensions and they seem backlogged.


11sniper
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Re: Residence permit extension as a Specialist?

Post by 11sniper » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:37 pm

betelgeuse wrote:
11sniper wrote:I've gotten my first work residence permit a year ago as an employed person, and it took me a very very very long wait to get it since it needs to go through TE office. Now it's time for extension, buy since I've got a salary raise (working in IT field) and now the salary exceeds 3000e, I'm thinking of applying for a residence permit extension as a Specialist, which seems to be promisingly faster. I do have a bachelor's degree and will get a master's degree soon.
My question is, is it possible to apply for extension as specialist, although my current residence permit is not based on a specialist?
It is. It will still take months though if you apply this year since it's the police that processes extensions and they seem backlogged.
Thanks betelgeuse =) I'll submit the extension application next year anyway. let's see how fast/slow the immigration office can be.


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