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residency permit card for family members of nationals of EU member states (eccept Germany), Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein (EEA states) at the location Foreigners Office (Ausländerbehörde) Berlin, location Friedrich-Krause-Ufer

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Current information on this location

  • Here you can receive the following services.

  • For any other services or requests (especially for Blue Card EU, students, scientists, au pairs, extension of Schengen-visas) please go to our other service building at Keplerstraße 2 in Berlin-Charlottenburg

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).

residency permit card for family members of nationals of EU member states (eccept Germany), Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein (EEA states)

Please note: This service is not available for family members (spouses, parents, children) of German citizens. If you are a family member of a German citizen, please read the following information and apply for a Residence permit for spouses, parents and children

The residence card is issued to family members who

  • are not nationals of a Member State of the European Union - EU or the European Economic Area - EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway)

and

  • who are cohabiting as a family with a citizen of the EU or the EEA
  • who is entitled to free movement.

The residence card is generally issued for 5 years. It certifies the right of entry and residence. Any gainful employment (employment or self-employment) is therefore permitted.

Family members of Germans do not receive a residence card in pursuance of the Freizügigkeitsgesetz [Freedom of Movement Act]. They may receive a residence permit in pursuance of the Aufenthaltsgesetz [Residence Act], if they are not themselves EU or EEA citizens (see under 'More information').

Prerequisites

  • Family member is not an EU or EEA citizen
  • Right of freedom of movement applies
    Family members only enjoy a right of residence derived from the EU/EEA citizen, if the latter enjoys the right to free movement, e.g. as
    • an employee
    • a self-employed person
    • a non-employed person
  • Family relationship with a citizen of the EU (except Germany) or EEA
    Family members in pursuance of the Freedom of Movement Act are, in particular,

    • spouses/same-sex registered life partners or
    • minor, unmarried children or
    • parents

    Family members of Germans do not receive a residence card in pursuance of the Freedom of Movement Act. They may receive a residence permit in pursuance of the Residence Act, if they are not themselves EU or EEA citizens (see under 'More information').
  • Living in a family unit
    The family member and the EU/EEA citizen must be living in a family unit in Berlin.
  • Main residence in Berlin
  • A personal interview is required

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
  • form "Angaben zur Ausstellung einer Aufenthaltskarte" (filled out)
  • Proof of relationship
    i.e. certificate of birth, marriage certificate, partnership certificate
  • Proof of registered residence of the EU or EEA citizen
  • Proof of the right to free movement of the EU/EEA citizen
    In individual cases, proof of the right of freedom of movement of the EU/EEA citizen may be required. Please therefore bring the following documents with you:

    • for employees: confirmation from the employer of the appointment or employment
    • for self-employed workers: business registration, tax number, current tax demand
    • for non-employed persons: proof of health insurance and means of subsistence
  • Proof of main residence in Berlin
    • Certificate of registration at the main residence or
    • lease and written confirmation of occupancy from the landlord

Fees

The following fees are assessed based on the actual technical effort:
  • Up to the age of 24: 8.00 to 22.80 Euros
  • Over the age of 24: 28.80 Euros