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

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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.

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Payment cannot be made at this location.

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').


  • 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: confirmation from the employer of the appointment or 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


From 1 September 2017 the fee is:
  • 10.00 to 28.80 euros
  • Up to the age of 24: a maximum of 22.80 euros

The fee is assessed based on the actual technical effort.