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

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Current information on this location

  • Here you can receive the following services.

  • For any other services or requests (especially for Blue Card EU, students, scientists, au pairs, extension of Schengen-visas) please go to our other service building at Keplerstraße 2 in Berlin-Charlottenburg

Opening hours

Monday
07:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday
07:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Wednesday
By appointment only
Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
Friday
closed

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

From 1 September 2017:
  • 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

Average time to process request

The fictional certificate will be issued after the personal interview.