The application for a residence permit must be submitted before your visa expires!

Apply in good time before your visa expires - even if you do not have all required documents. If you do not apply for a residence permit early enough, then you will have to return to your home country.


The application can be done online:


Or you can send an e-mail with a scan of the documents needed to

  • application form
  • passport (including your visa, if applicable)
  • current enrolment certificate ("Immatrikulationsbescheinigung")
  • proof of financial support* (blocked account balancing at 11.208,- EUR for 12 months / 5.604 ,- EUR for 6 months or financial support confirmation "Verpflichtungserklärung" from a person of reference § 68 AufenthG)
  • proof of health insurance

►After the foreign authority has checked all the documents, you will be given an appointment for a personal interview. 

►At the personal visit, you pay the fee of 100 EUR by debit card and provide a recent passport photo.