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Residence permit with right of return 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 with right of return

Granting of a temporary residence permit with right of return.

This right can be granted if the person spent many years lawfully residing in the federal territory as a minor.

The application for a temporary residence permit must be filed after the person reaches the age of 15 and before he or she reaches the age of 21, as well as within five years of departure from the federal territory.

Simplified requirements shall apply to foreigners who have been forced into marriage by means of violence or threat and have been prevented from returning to Germany.

Prerequisites

  • Time of the application
    The application for a temporary residence permit must be filed after the person reaches the age of 15 and before he or she reaches the age of 21, as well as within five years of departure.
    Derogation from these requirements may be possible to prevent particular hardship.
  • Habitual residency for eight years
    The foreigner must have lawfully resided in the federal territory for at least eight years prior to departure.
    These requirements may be waived if the person has acquired a recognised school-leaving certificate in the federal territory or in cases of particular hardship.
  • Six years of school attendance
    The foreigner must have attended a school in the federal territory for at least six years prior to departure.
    Derogation from this requirement is possible to prevent particular hardship.
  • Proof of Income
    The person’s subsistence must be ensured by their own economic activity or by a maintenance commitment into which a third party has entered for a period of at least five years.
  • Simplified requirements for victims of forced marriages.
    Simplified requirements apply to victims of forced marriages who were prevented from returning to Germany. It must be possible to present the circumstances of the forced marriage in a credible form.
    In these cases, the application must be filed within three months after the coercive situation has ended, and no later than within five years of departure from the federal territory.
    It must also appear certain that the person, based on their education and way of life to date, will be able to integrate into the way of life in Germany.
  • Main residence in Berlin
  • A personal interview is required

Documents required

  • Valid passport or passport substitute
  • 1 current biometric photo
    35mm x 45mm, frontal shot with neutral facial expression and closed mouth, looking straight into the camera, light background
  • All German school reports and qualifications
  • Proof of secured livelihood (original)
    The following must be assured if a third party has entered into a maintenance commitment:
    • Dependent workers: contract of employment, confirmation from the current employer of ongoing employment (not older than 14 days), the last six payslips
    • Self-employed persons: audit report prepared by an accountant, auditor or tax consultant with all the documents referred to therein, e.g. the excerpt from the commercial register (refer to Forms)
    • Rent contract or proof of residential property
    • Passport or ID card

    The following must be provided if the person’s subsistence is ensured by his or her own economic activity:
    • Proof of intended economic activity with statement of the anticipated income
    • A rent contract or proof of residential property, and
    • Health insurance
  • Form "Antrag auf Erteilung eines Aufenthaltstitels" (filled out)
    available in German, English, Frensc, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian
  • Proof of main residence in Berlin
    • Certificate of registration at the main residence (Meldebestätigung) or
    • lease and written confirmation of occupancy from the landlord

Fees

  • 100.00 euros for the initial issuance of the residence permit
  • 93.00 euros for each extension
  • For Turkish citizens: a maximum of 37.00 Euro.

Average time to process request

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