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Residence permit for attending a language course at the location LEA, Keplerstr.

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Current information on this location

Opening hours

Monday
By appointment only
Tuesday
By appointment only
Wednesday
By appointment only
Thursday
By appointment only
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.

Additional appointments are made available for urgent matters:

  • For urgent cases the units B 1 and B 2 release daily short-term appointments online for Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • Furthermore, from the 2nd of May 2021 every Wednesday in the afternoon hundreds of fast lane appointments for the following Thursday at Keplerstraße will be released.

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.

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).

Residence permit for attending a language course

Issuance of a residence permit for attending a language course which is not for the preparation of studying. The residence permit can be issued for the maximum of one year.

Prerequisites

  • Intensive language course
    A residence permit for learning the German language can only be issued for the participation in an intensive language course.
    An intensive language course requires that its duration is limited from the start, and generally comprises daily lessons (a minimum of 18 lesson-hours per week) and directed towards acquiring comprehensive German language skills. Night and weekend courses do not meet these requirements.
  • 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 "Antrag auf Erteilung eines Aufenthaltstitels" (Application for Issuance of a Residence Permit)
  • Proof of intensive language course
    • Certification of the language school over a booked language course of at least 3 months
    • Contract with the language school
  • Health insurance (insurance card)
    Any statutory health insurance will do. Travellers’ health insurance will also suffice for the duration of the language course.
  • Proof of secure livelihood
    • Blocked account (Sperrkonto) at a German Bank with more than 11,040.00 Euros or
    • Submission of a declaration of commitment by a third party on an official form (Verpflichtungserklärung) or
    • Notarized declaration from parents securing the livelihood for the duration of the studies with proof of the income of the parents in the last six months
  • Proof of main residence in Berlin
    • Certificate of registration at the main residence or
    • lease and written confirmation of occupancy from the landlord
    More on the topic in the section "More information".

Fees

  • 100.00 euros
Turkish nationals (for first issuance as well as for extension)
  • Up to the age of 24 years: 22.80 euros
  • From the age of 24 years: 37.00 euros

Average time to process request

Around 5–6 weeks
A personal visit four to six weeks before the existing temporary residence title expires is best. If possible you should book an appointment for this.

Responsible authority

This service can only be taken advantage of in the Berlin Immigration Office (Landesamt für Einwanderung – LEA) at Keplerstrasse.