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 10.236 Euros or financial support confirmation "Verpflichtungserklärung" from a person of reference § 68 AufenthG or scholarship)
  • proof of health insurance
  • 100 euros (the fee has to be payed as soon as personal application will be possible again)

Due to the current situation the immigration office will not send you the residence card. They will only send you a copy of your renewed residence permit.