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Transfer of a EU Blue Card to a new passport

Do you have an EU Blue Card and have you received a new passport?

Then (only) the plastic card of your EU Blue Card residence permit is no longer valid, since this plastic card refers to your old passport. However, your residence title EU Blue Card is still valid.

Please read the following notes before booking an appointment.

Is your EU Blue Card 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 EU Blue Card. 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 EU Blue Card residence permit is still valid and you still have the old passport.
Take your old and new passports and your EU Blue Card 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

  • Main residence in Berlin
  • Personal appearance by appointment is required

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 passport loss notice provided by the police.
  • Your EU Blue Card together with the supplementary sheet
  • 1 current biometric photo
    35mm x 45mm, frontal shot with neutral facial expression and closed mouth, looking straight into the camera, light background

Fees

  • 67.00 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

Average time to process request

about 4 to 5 weeks

Responsible authorities

Bezirksamt Lichtenberg

Specific information on this location currently available only on the authority's home page: Bezirksamt Lichtenberg

Bezirksamt Spandau

Specific information on this location currently available only on the authority's home page: Bezirksamt Spandau

Bezirksamt Steglitz-Zehlendorf

Landesamt für Einwanderung (LEA)