Extension of a temporary residence permit for Turkish employees and their families that has been granted pursuant to Section 4 (5) Residence Act.
A temporary residence permit pursuant to Section 4 (5) Residence Act can only be granted to Turkish employees and their family members according to Decision No 1/80 of the EEC-Turkey Association Council dated 19/09/1980 (DAC 1/80) in the following cases:
- 1. The applicant was granted a temporary residence permit with the entitlement to be joined by family dependents, and
a) the spouse or one parent has worked without interruption for three years since arrival, i.e. the birth, and family cohabitation existed during this time (DAC 1/80 Article 7 paragraph 1), or
b) one parent has worked for at least three years in total and the applicant has completed a course of vocational training in the federal territory (DAC 1/80 Article 7 paragraph 2),
- 2. The applicant has worked for the same employer for a period of three years (DAC 1/80 Article 6, point 2)
- 3. The applicant has worked in the same profession for four years (DAC 1/80 Article 6, point 3)
Possession of a valid temporary residence permit pursuant to Section 4 (5) Residence Act
The temporary residence permit must be valid and have been granted pursuant to Section 4 (5) Residence Act (AufenthG). The legal grounds shall be printed on the temporary residence permit (card for the electronic residence title or label in the passport).
Main residence in Berlin
A personal interview is required
The interview should be done with an appointment if possible.
For minor children, the interview is only required from the age of 6 years.
1 current biometric photo
35mm x 45mm, frontal shot with neutral facial expression and closed mouth, looking straight into the camera, light background
Certificate of employment
Certificate from the employer regarding the duration of the unfinished employment (not older than 14 days)
Net earnings for the last 6 months (Only if you are a n employee)
Insurance history from the health insurer or Deutsche Rentenversicherung – German Statutory Pension Insurance Scheme (only for employees)
Proof of main residence in Berlin
- Certificate of registration at the main residence or
- lease and written confirmation of occupancy from the landlord
The following fees are assessed based on the actual technical effort when extending the residence permit.
- From the age of 24 years: a maximum of 28.80 euros
- Until the age of 24 years: a maximum of 22.80 euros
Free of charge when presenting current proof of receiving benefits according to SGB II or XII or the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act
Average time to process request
To ensure timely renewal of your current residence permit an appointment should be made 4-6 weeks before the expiry date.
The residence permit will generally be issued as an adhesive label in your passport. Electronic residence permits can at the moment only be issued in exceptional circumstances.
Landesamt für Einwanderung (LEA)