Schengen - Visa - Extension at the location LEA, Keplerstr.

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Current information on this location

Opening hours

By appointment only
By appointment only
By appointment only
By appointment only
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

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).

Schengen - Visa - Extension

Schengen visas (visa category C) can be issued for short-term stays of up to 90 days in the Schengen region, for instance, for tourist visits or visits for business purposes or for medical treatment. The consulates of the Schengen States are responsible for granting Schengen visas.

An extension to a Schengen visa is only possible:

  • in exceptional cases where new facts and special reasons arise after entry or
  • if entry into the Federal Republic of Germany or into another Schengen state was late.
A Schengen visa which has already expired cannot by extended.


  • Exceptional reasons: Force majeure, humanitarian or important personal reasons
    A visa extension can be considered for humanitarian or important personal reasons or in the case of force majeure.
    • Example of force majeure:
    No air traffic due to weather conditions or strike

    • Examples of humanitarian reasons:
    Urgent medical treatment is needed or where the applicant is incapable of travelling or in the case of some worrying event affecting a close family relative

    • Examples of important personal reasons:
    Urgent business or professional reasons which were not foreseeable before entry
  • Late Entry
    A visa can also be extended where the visa period has not been fully used because entry into the Federal Republic of Germany or another Schengen State was late.
  • Proof of Income
    Proof of income must be provided for the duration of the visa extension.
  • This service can only be taken with an appointment.

Documents required

  • Passport with valid visa
  • Power of Attorney with Passport or Personal ID Document
    In case personal interview is not possible
  • Filled in form "Antrag auf Verlängerung eines Schengen-Visums (Application for extension of a Schengen Visa)"
    see section "Forms"
  • Proof of Income
    • Formal obligation and proof of sufficient financial means of person issuing invitation (bank statement / three most recent wage slips / income statement from tax advisor for self-employed persons) or
    • proof of own sufficient means or
    • where necessary, reference from relevant embassy with assumption of costs of living
  • health insurance
    • Travel health insurance for the duration of the extended stay or
    • reference from relevant embassy with assumption of costs of living
    Accident and acute illness must be covered by insurance in both cases.
  • Other Documentation
    In the case of a visa issued for business or professional reasons, documents must be provided which found a public interest in the extension.


  • Free of charge: when the Schengen visa is extended because of force majeure or for humanitarian reasons
  • 30.00 Euro: when the Schengen visa is extended for important personal reasons or due to late entry
If a second extension is required, the fees will be
  • 60.00 Euro for adults
  • 30.00 Euro for minors

Average time to process request

As a rule, the extension is carried out on the same day, if possible.

Responsible authority

This service can only be taken advantage of in the Berlin Immigration Office (Landesamt für Einwanderung – LEA) at Keplerstr.
Please make an appointment by e-mail: b5@lea.berlin.de