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Residence permit for spouses, parents and children at the location Ausländerbehörde Berlin, Standort Friedrich-Krause-Ufer

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Current information on this location

  • Am Standort Friedrich-Krause-Ufer werden die untenstehenden Dienstleistungen erbracht.

  • Für andere Anliegen (insbesondere für die Blaue Karte EU, Studierende, Wissenschaftler, Auszubildende, Au-Pairs, Teilnehmer an Working-Holiday-Programmen, Verlängerung von Schengen-Visa) ist ab dem 04.07.2016 der andere Standort der Ausländerbehörde in der Keplerstraße 2 in Berlin-Charlottenburg zuständig.

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
10:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
Friday
closed

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).

Residence permit for spouses, parents and children

Issuance or extension of a residence permit for

  • The spouses or life partners of the same sex of German or foreign residents with a valid residence permit
  • under-age, unmarried children of German or foreign residents with a valid residence permit
  • parents of German or foreign children with a residence permit in accordance with § 23 Section 4, § 25 Section 1 or 2 or § 26 Section 3 of the Residence Law

Prerequisites

  • Marriage or same sex civil partnership
  • Underage unmarried children
  • Family unit in Berlin
  • Main residence in Berlin
  • Joint visit of the family
    A joint visit by all family members (the married couple / same sex civil partners, parents, underage foreign children) is required. The interview should, if possible, take place by appointment.

    A visit by the foreign child is not required if it is under the age of 6.

    If the foreign father of a German child applies for a residence permit without being accompanied by the child's mother, confirmation (not older than 14 days) is required from the Youth Welfare Office (Jugendamt) regarding the degree of contact he has with his child.

Documents required

  • Valid passport
    A passport must be submitted for each member of the family.
  • ID-Card of the German national
    For German spouses / same sex civil partners, the personal identity card (Personalausweis) is also sufficient.
  • Kinderausweis (Child's identity card)
    Child's identity cards (Kinderausweis) must be submitted for German children.
  • 1 current biometric photo of each foreign member of the family
    35mm x 45mm, frontal shot with neutral facial expression and closed mouth, looking straight into the camera, light background
  • Marriage certificate/ partnership certificate
    With apostille if the marriage / partnership
    took place abroad;
    Original and copy (only required for the first application)
  • Birth certificate for underage children
    Only required for the first application
  • Certificate regarding legal custody
    A certificate regarding legal custody must always be presented if

    • the foreign father is not married to the child's mother and the residence permit application affects care and custody
    or
    • an under-age, foreign child applies for a residence permit and one of the parents is not resident in Germany.

    Original and copy (only required for the first application)
  • Lease that states the current rental cost
    Original and copy
    (Not required for the first application of wifes/husbands, parents or children of German citizens)
  • 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.
    Please read the leaflet for more information. (Not required for the first application of wifes/husbands, parents or children of German citizens)
  • Proof of the secured livelihood of the family in the shared household
    When calculating the means of livelihood, also those persons are taken into account with whom the foreigner lives in a shared household or for whom the foreigner is obliged to provide a livelihood.
    A shared household includes, in particular, couples, both or single parents and unmarried children under 25 years of age all living together in one common household. Therefore, all family members with their own income in the shared household must submit the following documents of proof in regard to their respective income.

    Employees: Employment contract, current certificate of employment (not older than 14 days), last 6 salary slips, for the extension of the residence permit additionally a certificate on paid contributions or adequate provision for an old-age pension; each original and copy

    Self employed: Audit report form (Prüfungsbericht), prepared by a tax consultant, auditor or lawyer for tax law

    Possibly a current proof of receiving benefits according to SGB II or XII or the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act.

    (Means of subsistence are not required for the first application of wifes/husbands, parents or children of German citizens)
  • Current certificate of school attendance (not older than 14 days)
    For children who are required to attend school
  • All certificates showing participation in the integration (Only in case of extension).
    If you were required to enrol by the Registration Office for Foreigners you have to show all certificates showing participation in the integration course.
  • Proof of main residence in Berlin
    • Certificate of registration at the main residence or
    • lease and written confirmation of occupancy from the landlord
  • Form "Antrag auf Erteilung eines Aufenthaltstitels" (filled out)
    Only required for the first application for every member of the family;

    Available in German, English, French, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Serboc-Croatian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian

Fees

The following fees are assessed based on the actual technical effort when issuing or extending the residence permit:

  • Adults: 50.00 to 110.00 euros for the first issuance of the residence permit; 30.00 to 80.00 euros for each extension
  • Minors: 25.00 to 55.00 euros for the first issuance of the residence permit; 15.00 to 40.00 euros for each extension
  • Turkish citizens: a maximum of 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.

Average time to process request

To ensure timely renewal of your current visa or residence permit an appointment should be made 4-6 weeks before the expiry date.
The residence permit will generally be issued as an adhesive label in your passport. Electronic residence permits can at the moment only be issued in exceptional circumstances.