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Fiktionsbescheinigung (Fictional Certificate) at the location Berlin Immigration Office, Friedrich-Krause-Ufer

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Current information on this location

  • Due to the pandemic spread of the corona virus, the service is restricted until further notice.

  • In order to protect against the risk of infection we have switched to processing customer applications online and in writing.

  • Since 4th May 2020 we serve customers who registered online on our website.

  • Please note the current information on our website.

Opening hours

Monday
Until further notice, processing of applications is generally only possible online and in writing
Tuesday
Until further notice, processing of applications is generally only possible online and in writing
Wednesday
Until further notice, processing of applications is generally only possible online and in writing
Thursday
Until further notice, processing of applications is generally only possible online and in writing
Friday
Until further notice, processing of applications is generally only possible online and in writing

Information for customers with an appointment

Please note the current information on our website.

Payment options

Girocard
You can pay in cash or with a debit card (Girocard) (with PIN) at this location.

Additional information

Photo booth and copier (charge) are located at the cashier (house A, first floor).

Fiktionsbescheinigung (Fictional Certificate)

A fictional certificate is issued when it is not yet possible to decide on an application for a residence permit, e.g. because

  • documents are missing or the foreigner's file is not available,
  • an electronically applied for residence permit (eRP) cannot be issued prior to expiry of the currently valid residence permit or
  • the outcome of punishable offence proceedings is still outstanding.

A fictional certificate may only be issued when residence is still lawful at the time of applying for the issue or renewal of a residence permit.

If a currently valid residence permit (temporary residence permit or national visa for long-term durations - Category D - ) is available, a fictional certificate according to § 81 Section 4 of the Residence Act will be issued.
In this case, the residence permit and all supplementary regulations (also regarding the stipulations concerning gainful employment) remain in force until a decision has been made in relation to the application. Journeys abroad and re-entry into the area of the Republic are possible with a valid fictional certificate in accordance with § 81 Section 4 of the Residence Act.

If the male or female applicant is lawfully resident without a visa in the Federal Republic, because he or she is entitled to be by virtue of his/her nationality, the fictional certificate will be issued in accordance with § 81 Section 3 of the Residence Act.
This permits residence in the area of the Federal Republic until a decision has been made regarding the application. This fictional certification, however, does not permit re-entry into the territory of the Federal Republic. It also does not permit the commencement of gainful employment.

A fictional certificate cannot be issued to holders of a Schengen visa for short-term residence (Category C).

Prerequisites

  • Lawful residence with and without residence permit
    At the time of submitting the application, the male or female applicant must either
    • be in possession of a valid residence permit (temporary residence permit or national visa for long-term durations - Category D - ) or
    • be lawfully entitled to residence without a visa in the territory of the Federal Republic, because he or she is thus authorised by virtue of his/her nationality.
  • Application for Issuance of a Residence Permit
    A fictional certificate will be issued only when an application has been submitted for the issue or renewal of a residence permit and at the time of presentation no decision can be made regarding the application. Therefore, the prior submission of an application for a residence permit is necessary so that a fictional certificate may be issued.
  • Main residence in Berlin
  • A personal interview is required

Documents required

  • Valid passport or passport substitute
    A fictional certificate is always only valid in conjunction with a valid passport or substitute passport.
  • Previous residence permit
    If available, the previous residence permit shall be presented, e.g. the electronic residence permit (eRP).
  • 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 adults: 13.00 euros
  • For minors: 6.50 euros
Free of charge for:
  • Turkish citizens
  • Foreigners recognised as being entitled to asylum
  • Foreigners with a granted refugee status within the meaning of Section 3 (1) of the Asylum Act
  • Foreigners with a granted subsidiary protection status within the meaning of Section 4 (1) of the Asylum Act
  • Resettlement refugees within the meaning of Section 23 (4) of the Act on the Residence
  • Foreigners who receive a scholarship from public funds for their stay
or
  • when presenting a current proof of receiving benefits according to SGB II or XII or the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act

Average time to process request

The fictional certificate will be issued after the personal interview.