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Residence permit to start an internship

Issuance of a residence permit for purpose of starting an internship

Prerequisites

  • 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
  • the form “Antrag auf Erlaubnis einer Beschäftigung" - Application for a employment permit (not self-employed) which requires the approval of the Federal Employment Agency
    filled out
  • the form Stellenbeschreibung (Job description form; only in German language)
    filled out
  • The form "Antrag auf Erteilung eines Aufenthaltstitels" (Application for Issuance of a Residence Permit)
    filled out
  • 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".
  • Internship contract
  • 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

Fees

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.