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Residence permit for the purpose of attending the Working-Holiday- and Youth Mobility-Programme at the location Berlin Immigration Office, Friedrich-Krause-Ufer

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Current information on this location

  • Since April 1st, 2022, the 3G regulation no longer applies. However, we ask that you continue to wear a KN95/N95 or FFP2 mask when entering our office building. This is for your own protection and the protection of our employees.

  • In order to grant refugees from Ukraine humanitarian residence permits as quickly as possible, short-term express appointments can no longer be offered in the online appointment booking. We ask for your understanding and support in this special situation.

  • Please note the information on our website about service from March 21st

Opening hours

Monday
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (by appointment only)
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (by appointment only)
Wednesday
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (by appointment only )
Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (by appointment only )
Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (by appointment only)

Changes in opening hours

Payment options

Cash and girocard (with PIN) (formerly EC card) can be used for payment at the location.

Additional information

  • Payments are also possible by credit card (VISA, Mastercard and Maestro).
  • Photo booth and copier (charge) are located at the cashier (house A, first floor).

Residence permit for the purpose of attending the Working-Holiday- and Youth Mobility-Programme

Issuance of a residence permit for the purpose of attending the Working-Holiday- or Youth-Mobility-Programme

  • Foreign nationals from Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada and New Zealand may apply for this residence permit in Germany.
  • In contrast, foreign nationals from Korean Republic may apply for this residence permit only in exceptional cases (see below) in Germany.

Prerequisites

  • Working-Holiday-Agreement between Germany and Australia, Israel, Japan or New Zealand
    Foreign nationals from Australia, Israel, Japan and New Zealand may apply for this residence permit in Germany.
  • Youth-Mobility-Agreement between Germany and Canada
    Foreign nationals from Canada may apply for this residence permit in Germany.
  • Working-Holiday-Agreement between Germany and the Republic of Korea
    Foreign nationals from Korean Republic may apply for this residence permit only in exceptional cases in Germany. This is possible when an applicant from the Republic of Korea lives in Germany with a residence permit, e.g. for attending a language course.
  • Between 18 and 35 years of age
    The following age limits apply for attending the programmes:
    • for Australia, Israel, Japan, Korea and New Zealand between 18 and 30 years of age,
    • for Canada between 18 and 35 years of age.
  • Main residence in Berlin
  • A personal interview is required
    The interview should, if possible, take place by appointment.

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
  • Foreign travellers’ health insurance that is valid for one year
  • Proof of funds in the amount of at least 2,000 Euros
    e.g. bank statement
  • Form “Antrag auf Erteilung eines Aufenthaltstitels" (Application for Issuance of a Residence Permit)
  • Proof of main residence in Berlin
    • Certificate of registration at the main residence or
    • Rental agreement and written confirmation of occupancy from the landlord

Fees

  • 56.00 to 100.00 euros (depending on the technical effort)
  • Free of charge for Japanese citizens

Average time to process request

The residence permit will generally be issued on the same day.