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Transfer of a residence permit to a new passport at the location Berlin Immigration Office, Friedrich-Krause-Ufer

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Current information on this location

  • Please pay attention to the current information on our website.

  • Due to the corona pandemic, we have had to switch our operation largely to online and written procedures in the last few months. From 7th September onwards Berlin Immigration Office will re-open for regular customer appointments. For reasons of protection against infection our primary focus remains on service by appointment.

  • Please understand that, in order to protect against infection, we can’t serve you if you do not wear a mouth-nose covering or are displaying symptoms of infection.

Opening hours

Monday
07:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday
07:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Wednesday
By appointment only
Thursday
09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Friday
By appointment only

Information for customers with an appointment

Please pay attention to the current information on our website.

Payment options

Girocard
You can pay in cash or with a debit card (Girocard) (with PIN) at this location.

Additional information

Photo booth and copier (charge) are located at the cashier (house A, first floor).

Transfer of a residence permit to a new passport

Do you have a valid residence permit and have you received a new passport?
Then you should have your residence permit reissued ("transferred"). Because your current residence permit still refers to the old passport.

Please read the following notes before booking an appointment.

Is your residence permit only valid for a maximum of a further 6 months?
If so, please do not attend the Berlin Immigration Office before it is neccessary to extend your residence permit. This will save you time and money.

Are you wanting to travel abroad?
If no appointments are available at short notice, you can still travel abroad.
Re-entry to Germany is easy, if your residence permit is still valid and you still have the old passport.
Take your old and new passports and your residence permit with you on your trip.
However, we recommend that you enquire about the entry and exit conditions of the country you are visiting before you travel abroad (for example at the embassy of the country you are visiting).

Prerequisites

  • Personal appearance by appointment is required
    Transfers are made at the Citizens' Registration Offices or at the Berlin Immigration Office
    generally only with an appointment.
    Children must be present at the appointment from the age of 6.
  • Main residence in Berlin
  • Transfer in a Bürgeramt
    You can generally have the transfer carried out at any Berlin Citizens Registration Office (Bürgeramt), as long as the following requirements are met:
    • You have the expired passport with your residence permit.
    • The residence permit was issued in Berlin.
    • Your old passport is complete;
    • There is no more than 6 months between the expiry date of the old passport and the date of issue of the new passport.
    • You have not resided outside the federal territory for a continuous period longer than 6 months.
  • Transfer in the Berlin Immigration Office
    If one of the above mentioned requirements for making the transfer at the Citizens Registration Office (Bürgeramt) is not met (e.g. old passport is no longer present, the residence permit was not issued in Berlin) the Berlin Immigration Office is responsible for the transfer.

Documents required

  • Your new passport
  • Your old passport
    If your passport has been stolen and you have reported the theft to the police, please bring the report with you.
  • Your residence permit
    • Electronic residence permit (eAT) together with the supplementary sheet or
    • Your old passport with the attached residence permit
  • 1 aktuelles biometrisches Passbild
    35mm x 45mm, frontal shot with neutral facial expression and closed mouth, looking straight into the camera, light background

Fees

  • For adults: 67.00 euros
  • For minors: 33.50 euros
  • For Turkish citizens, until the age of 24 years: 22.80 euros
  • For Turkish citizens, from the age of 24 years: 28.80 euros
Free of charge:
  • When presenting current proof of receiving benefits according to SGB II or XII or the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act
  • Foreigners recognised as being entitled to asylum
  • Foreigners with a granted refugee status within the meaning of Section 3 (1) of the Asylum Act
  • Foreigners with a granted subsidiary protection status within the meaning of Section 4 (1) of the Asylum Act
  • Resettlement refugees within the meaning of Section 23 (4) of the Act on the Residence
  • Foreigners who receive a scholarship from public funds for their stay

Average time to process request

about 4 to 5 weeks

Responsible authority

You can generally have the transfer carried out at any Berlin Citizens Registration Office (Bürgeramt), as long as the following requirements are met:

  • You have the expired passport with your residence permit.
  • The residence permit was issued in Berlin.
  • Your old passport is complete;
  • There is no more than 6 months between the expiry date of the old passport and the date of issue of the new passport.
  • You have not resided outside the federal territory for a continuous period longer than six months.
In all other cases: Berlin Immigration Office