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 on the same day. Please note that it takes up to 6 weeks for an electronic residence permit to be delivered.


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

Come to our office 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.


Documents needed for students from outside of the EU:

  • white application form
  • passport
  • copy of passport
  • 2 recent biometric passport sized photos
  • current enrolment certificate ("Immatrikulationsbescheinigung")
  • proof of financial support* (German bank account balancing at 8640 Euros or financial support confirmation "Verpflichtungserklärung" from a person of reference § 68 AufenthG or scholarship)
  • proof of health insurance
  • 100 euros

*►Good to know!  As the BaföG rate has recently raised the proof for foreign students also raised. 

From the  1st of january 2020 the proof of financial means  has to be given for 10.236,- euro (853 euro per month)