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.


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

  • application form
  • passport
  • current enrolment certificate ("Immatrikulationsbescheinigung")
  • proof of financial support* (German bank account balancing at 10.332,- Euros or financial support confirmation "Verpflichtungserklärung" from a person of reference § 68 AufenthG or scholarship)
  • 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 euros by debit card and provide a recent passport photo.