With the European population declining over the last 20 years, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find skilled laborers to fill vacant job openings.

This is why it is so important to open up the pathways for skilled Filipino workers to come in and fill all of these vacant job openings.

In Germany, there are hardly any qualified laborers to fill openings. Many individuals collecting a pension were called back to work to fill the voids. Half of the workforce in Europe will be gone over the next 50 years, especially if there are fewer and fewer births occurring.

The Blue Card system will provide foreign workers with a better working environment in any number of the EU member countries. They will have a number of socioeconomic privileges that they didn’t have access to before. It opens up the doors to a world of possibilities and facilitates traveling across all of the different EU member states. In opening the doors, these individuals can be treated with the decency and respect that they deserve today.


The Blue Card is a residence visa that was set into place for expatriate workers by the European Union. This is a huge windfall for the Filipino laborers who account for 10 percent of the undocumented workers currently in the EU. Most of these individuals are illegal immigrants who are extremely qualified and skilled laborers.

This Blue Card can provide these workers with an authorized employment residence for any of the EU member-states. It also allows them to move to another EU member state in an attempt to avoid additional authorizations. Durations will range from one year up to four years. It can be renewed for a shorter time period to cover an employment contract. The decree was passed on May 25th, but it could take as long as two years for the whole process to take place because the EU members are going to have to harmonize the decree with their current statutes.