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Permanent residence card for family members of citizens entitled to freedom of movement from the EU (except Germany) and the EEA at the location Berlin Immigration Office, Friedrich-Krause-Ufer

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Current information on this location

  • Since April 1st, 2022, the 3G regulation no longer applies. However, we ask that you continue to wear a KN95/N95 or FFP2 mask when entering our office building. This is for your own protection and the protection of our employees.

  • In order to grant refugees from Ukraine humanitarian residence permits as quickly as possible, short-term express appointments can no longer be offered in the online appointment booking. We ask for your understanding and support in this special situation.

  • Please note the information on our website about service from March 21st

Opening hours

Monday
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (by appointment only)
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (by appointment only)
Wednesday
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (by appointment only )
Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (by appointment only )
Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (by appointment only)

Changes in opening hours

Payment options

Cash and girocard (with PIN) (formerly EC card) can be used for payment at the location.

Additional information

  • Payments are also possible by credit card (VISA, Mastercard and Maestro).
  • Photo booth and copier (charge) are located at the cashier (house A, first floor).

Permanent residence card for family members of citizens entitled to freedom of movement from the EU (except Germany) and the EEA

Permanent residence card for family members of citizens entitled to freedom of movement from the EU (except Germany) and the EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) after (generally) 5 years of residency.

Please note: Family members of Germans do not receive a residence card in accordance with the Freedom of Movement Act but are entitled to a residence permit in accordance with the Residence Act if they themselves are not EU or EEA citizens (see under 'More information').

Prerequisites

  • 5 years of the right to freedom of movement exercised
    Family members of EU or EEA citizens receive a permanent right of residence when
    • they have resided legally for an uninterrupted period of five years with the EU or EEA citizen in Germany
    • and a right of freedom of movement (i.e. as an employee/self-employed person/ with sufficient means of subsistence) has been exercised throughout this time.
    Legal residency alone, however, is insufficient.
  • Applicant is not an EU or EEA citizen
    Applicant is not a national of an EU member state or of Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway
  • The family member is a EU or EEA citizen
    The family member is a national of an EU member state (except Germany) or of Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway
  • 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
  • Form "Antrag auf Ausstellung einer Daueraufenthaltskarte" (filled out)
  • Residence card (Aufenthaltskarte) or residence permit
  • Population register information (Melderegisterauskunft)
    You must prove your continuous residence in Germany. The easiest way of doing this is with a population register extract. You can also use tax assessments or similar documents.
  • Proof of the right to free movement (for the last 5 years)
    • employees: current certificate from the employer stating the type and duration of employment
    • self-employed workers: business registration, tax number, current tax demand
    • non-employed persons: proof of health insurance and means of subsistence
    Additional documents may also be required.
  • 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 the age of 24 years: 37.00 euros
  • Until the age of 24 years: 22.80 euros