Issuance of a residence permit for purpose of starting an internship
1 current biometric photo
35mm x 45mm, frontal shot with neutral facial expression and closed mouth, looking straight into the camera, light background
the form “Antrag auf Erlaubnis einer Beschäftigung" - Application for a employment permit (not self-employed) which requires the approval of the Federal Employment Agency
the form Stellenbeschreibung (Job description form; only in German language)
The form "Antrag auf Erteilung eines Aufenthaltstitels" (Application for Issuance of a Residence Permit)
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".
Proof of a secure livelihood
Proof of a secure livelihood must be provided if it is an unpaid internship.
Proof of main residence in Berlin
- Certificate of registration at the main residence or
- lease and written confirmation of occupancy from the landlord
From 1 September 2017:
- 56.00 to 100.00 euros (depending on the technical effort)
- For Turkish citizens: a maximum of 28.80 euros
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.
Landesamt für Einwanderung (LEA)