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Residence permit issued on humanitarian grounds - Extension at the location Berlin Immigration Office, Friedrich-Krause-Ufer

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Current information on this location

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).

Residence permit issued on humanitarian grounds - Extension

Extension of a residence permit issued on humanitarian grounds, e.g. pursuant to section 23 or section 25 of the Residence Act.

A residence permit under section 23 must have been issued by order of the State of Berlin or of the Federal ministry.

Compelling humanitarian grounds for the issue of the residence permit pursuant to section 25 can be:

  • Recognition as being entitled to asylum or as a refugee by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees,
  • application of a deportation ban or an obstacle to departure or
  • undue hardship.

Depending on the legal basis for the issuing of a residence permit on humanitarian grounds the documents and fees required may vary.

Prerequisites

  • Possession of a valid residence permit under sections 22 - 25b of the German Residence Act
    The residence permit to be renewed must have been issued under sections 22, 23, 24, 25, 25a or 25b of the Residence Act.
  • Humanitarian ground continues to apply
    The residence permit cannot be extended if the humanitarian ground no longer applies, for example because recognition as being entitled to asylum or as a refugee by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge) has been withdrawn or there is no longer an obstacle to departure.
  • Main residence in Berlin
    The residence permit cannot be extended via the Berlin Immigration Office if it was issued by another Foreigners Registration Office on condition that the holder takes up residence within its geographic area.
  • A personal interview is required

Documents required

  • Valid passport or passport substitute
    A recognised and valid passport must be presented. Otherwise proof must be provided that a passport or passport substitute cannot reasonably be obtained from the competent authorities in the country of origin.
    • Holders of a residence permit in accordance with section 25 sub-sections 1 and 2 of the Residence Act will be issued with a new travel document for refugees.
  • 1 current biometric photo
    35mm x 45mm, frontal shot with neutral facial expression and closed mouth, looking straight into the camera, light background
  • Proof of secured livelihood (original and copy)
    • Employees: Employment contract, current certificate of employment (not older than 14 days), last 6 salary slips, for the extension of the residence permit additionally a certificate on paid contributions or adequate provision for an old-age pension; each original and copy
    • Self employed: Audit report form (Prüfungsbericht), prepared by a tax consultant, auditor or lawyer for tax law
    • Possibly a current proof of receiving benefits according to SGB II or XII or the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act.
  • Proof of an obstacle to departure
    If a residence permit has been issued in accordance with sub-sections 3 or 5 of section 25 of the Residence Act, appropriate proof must be provided that an obstacle to departure continues to apply (i.e. medical certificates, proof of a family unit with minors or spouses).
  • Proof of main residence in Berlin
    • Certificate of registration at the main residence or
    • lease and written confirmation of occupancy from the landlord

Fees

For every extension of the residence permit
  • Adults: 93.00 euros
  • Minors: 46.50 euros
  • For Turkish citizens: a maximum of 37.00 euros
Free of charge:
  • when presenting current proof of receiving benefits according to SGB II or XII or the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act
  • for holders of a residence permit in accordance with section 23 sub-section 4 of the Residence Act
  • for holders of a residence permit in accordance with section 25 sub-sections 1 and 2 of the Residence Act

The following fees apply for the reissue of a travel document for foreigners:
  • Over the age of 24: 100.00 euros
  • Over the age of 24 for foreigners with a subsidiary protection status within the meaning of Section 4 (1) of the Asylum Act. Subsection 1 or resettlement refugees: 60.00 euros
  • Up to the age of 24: 97.00 euros
  • Up to the age of 24 for foreigners with a subsidiary protection status within the meaning of Section 4 (1) of the Asylum Act. Subsection 1 or resettlement refugees: 38.00 euros
  • For children up to the age of 12: 14.00 euros

The following fees apply for the reissue of a travel document for refugees or stateless persons:
  • Over the age of 24: 60.00 euros
  • Up to the age of 24: 38.00 euros
  • For children up to the age of 12: 14.00 euros

Average time to process request

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