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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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Opening hours

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

Changes in opening hours

To further contain the corona infection services will continue to take place in principle only by appointment.

Information for customers with an appointment

We ask for your understanding for the following hygiene precautions:

  • Entering our service building is only permitted with masks of the standards KN95 / N95 or FFP2.
  • We can’t serve you if you are displaying symptoms of infection.
  • Please note: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, access to our office buildings is limited only to customers with personal appointments. We kindly ask you – if possible – to come without accompanying persons to the appointment.

Payment options

Girocard
You can pay in cash or with a debit card (Girocard) (with PIN) at this 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