You arrived in Germany recently:

A residence permit can be requested after your arrival. For example you could apply for a residence permit and register your new address in one step. Please note that due to the current situation you can only apply via e-mail.


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

Apply in good time befor 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.


If you have any questions about the application or need help filling out the form, or just want to make sure that everything is filled out correctly and completely, please send an e-mail with your documents to; after we have checked them, we will forward them to the colleagues at the Foreigners' Registration Office.


Please send an e-mail with a scan of the documents needed to

  • application form
  • passport
  • 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.