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Transfer of a permanent settlement permit or an EU long-term residence permit to a new passport at the location LEA, Zum Business Immigration Service (BIS)

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In collaboration with IHK Berlin and Berlin Partner, our Business Immigration Service (BIS) offers Berlin businesses an outstanding relocation service for foreign professionals and executives.

Through the BIS, Berlin businesses, foreign investors and start-ups, managers, highly skilled professionals and their families can quickly and easily clarify any residency issues and can be put in touch directly with the person responsible for dealing with them.

Please note:

  • The service is only available to registered customers and after arranging an appointment with us.
  • Therefore we are unfortunately not able to help walk-in customers without an appointment.
  • You can find more information about the service of the Business Immigration Service on our website.

Opening hours

No information available.

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

Payment is not provided.

Transfer of a permanent settlement permit or an EU long-term residence permit to a new passport

Do you have a permanent settlement permit or an EU long-term residence permit and have you received a new passport?
Then you should have your permanent residence title reissued ("transferred"). Because your current permanent residence title still refers to the old passport.

If you want to travel abroad before the permanent residence title has been transferred:
If no appointments are available at short notice, it is possible to start a trip abroad even without a transfer, if you have your old passport and your residence title. You will be able to return to Germany without any problems, if you take your new passport, the old passport and your permanent residence title with you.
However, it is recommended that you check the entry and exit conditions of the host country before traveling abroad (e.g. at the consular authority of the host country).

Prerequisites

  • Personal appearance by appointment is required
    Transfers are made at the Citizens' Registration Offices or at the Berlin Immigration Office generally only with an appointment.
  • Main residence in Berlin
  • Transfer in a Bürgeramt
    You can generally have the transfer carried out at any Berlin Citizens Registration Office (Bürgeramt), as long as the following requirements are met:
    • You have the expired passport with your permanent residence title.
    • The residence title was issued by the Berlin Immigration Office.
    • Your old passport is complete;
    • There is no more than 6 months between the expiry date of the old passport and the date of issue of the new passport (with a EU long-term residence permit: no more than 12 months).
    • You have not resided outside the federal territory for a continuous period longer than six months (with a EU long-term residence permit: no more than 12 months).
  • Transfer in the Berlin Immigration Office
    If one of the above mentioned requirements for making the transfer at the Citizens Registration Office (Bürgeramt) is not met (e.g. old passport is no longer present, the residence title was not issued by the Berlin Immigration Office) the Berlin Immigration Office is responsible for the transfer.

Documents required

  • Your new passport
  • Your old passport
    If your passport has been stolen and you have reported the theft to the police, please bring the report with you.
  • Your permanent residence title
    • Electronic residence title (eAT) together with the supplementary sheet or
    • Your old passport with the attached residence title
  • 1 current biometric photo
    35mm x 45mm, frontal shot with neutral facial expression and closed mouth, looking straight into the camera, light background

Fees

  • For adults: 67.00 euros
  • For minors: 33.50 euros
Turkish citizens:
  • until the age of 24 years: 22.80 euros
  • from the age of 24 years: 37.00 euros
Free of charge:
  • When presenting current proof of receiving benefits according to SGB II or XII or the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act
  • Foreigners recognised as being entitled to asylum
  • Foreigners with a granted refugee status within the meaning of Section 3 (1) of the Asylum Act
  • Foreigners with a granted subsidiary protection status within the meaning of Section 4 (1) of the Asylum Act
  • Resettlement refugees within the meaning of Section 23 (4) of the Act on the Residence

Average time to process request

about 4 to 5 weeks

Responsible authority

You can generally have the transfer carried out at any Berlin Citizens Registration Office (Bürgeramt), as long as the following requirements are met:

  • You have the expired passport with your permanent residence title.
  • The residence title was issued by the Berlin Immigration Office.
  • Your old passport is complete;
  • There is no more than 6 months between the expiry date of the old passport and the date of issue of the new passport (with a EU long-term residence permit: no more than 12 months).
  • You have not resided outside the federal territory for a continuous period longer than six months (with a EU long-term residence permit: no more than 12 months).
In all other cases: Berlin Immigration Office