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Residence permit for the purpose of studying at the location LEA, Keplerstr.

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Current information on this location

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  • Aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie mussten wir unsere Bedienung in den letzten Monaten weitgehend auf Online- und Schriftverfahren umstellen. Ab dem 7. September 2020 haben wir wieder für die reguläre Publikumsbedienung geöffnet. Aus Infektionsschutzgründen müssen wir unseren Schwerpunkt allerdings weiterhin auf eine Bedienung nach einer Terminvereinbarung legen.

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Opening hours

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

Changes in opening hours

For reasons of protection against infection our primary focus remains on service by appointment.

Information on the address of this location

The postal address differs from the address of the location.
Therefore, please always send letters to:
Landesamt für Einwanderung, Friedrich-Krause-Ufer 24, 13353 Berlin.

Payment options

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

Residence permit for the purpose of studying

Issuance and extension of a residence permit for the purpose of studying

Prerequisites

  • Study place
    You must be enrolled or have conditional approval for studying in order to be issued a residence permit.
  • A personal interview is required
  • Main residence in Berlin

Documents required

  • Valid passport
  • 1 current biometric photo
    35mm x 45mm, frontal shot with neutral facial expression and closed mouth, looking straight into the camera, light background
  • Form "Antrag auf Erteilung eines Aufenthaltstitels" (Application for Issuance of a Residence Permit)
    Only required for first-time application
  • Proof of secure livelihood
    • For the initial issue: e.g. blocked account (Sperrkonto) at a German Bank with 9,936 euros / submission of a declaration of commitment by a third party on an official form / scholarship / notarized declaration from parents securing the livelihood for the duration of the studies with proof of the income of the parents in the last six months
    • For the extension: bank statements of the last six months
  • Health insurance
    Proof of a secure livelihood must also include sufficient health insurance. Those with statutory health insurance are sufficiently insured. Those with private health insurance must consider the type and extent of their health insurance. For more information, please read the leaflet "Information on adequate health insurance".
  • Certificate of enrolment or conditional approval for studying
  • Proof of main residence in Berlin
    • Certificate of registration at the main residence or
    • lease and written confirmation of occupancy from the landlord
    More on the topic in the section "More information"

Fees

  • 100.00 euros for the initial issuance
  • 93.00 euros for each extension
  • For Turkish citizens: a maximum of 28.80 euros
  • For scholarship holders: Free of charge (only on a scholarship from German public funds, a German foundation or a program financed by the EU)

Average time to process request

Around 5–6 weeks
A personal visit four to six weeks before the existing temporary residence title expires is best. If possible you should book an appointment for this.

Responsible authority

This service can only be taken advantage of in the Berlin Immigration Office (Landesamt für Einwanderung – LEA) at Keplerstrasse.