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Residence permit for spouses and children of holders of an EU Blue Card at the location LEA, Keplerstr.

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Current information on this location

  • Since April 1st, 2022, the 3G regulation no longer applies. However, we ask that you continue to wear a KN95/N95 or FFP2 mask when entering our office building. This is for your own protection and the protection of our employees.

  • In order to grant refugees from Ukraine humanitarian residence permits as quickly as possible, short-term express appointments can no longer be offered in the online appointment booking. We ask for your understanding and support in this special situation.

  • Please note the information on our website about service from March 21st

Opening hours

Monday
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (by appointment only)
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (by appointment only)
Wednesday
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (by appointment only )
Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (by appointment only )
Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (by appointment only)

Information on the address of this location

The postal address differs from the address of the location.
Therefore, please always send letters to:
Landesamt für Einwanderung, Friedrich-Krause-Ufer 24, 13353 Berlin.

Payment options

Cash and girocard (with PIN) (formerly EC card) can be used for payment at the location.

Additional information

  • Gebühren-Zahlungen sind auch mit Kreditkarte möglich (VISA, Mastercard und Maestro).
  • Fotoautomat im Erdgeschoss vorhanden. Fotos kosten 5 Euro. Bitte passend bar mit Münzen oder 5- Euro-Schein zahlen (am Fotoautomat kein Wechselgeld oder Kartenzahlung möglich).

Residence permit for spouses and children of holders of an EU Blue Card

Issuing or extending a residence permit for

  • spouses,
  • same-sex life partners or
  • minor children
of foreigners who hold a EU Blue Card.

Important note:
Does the relative with whom you want to live in Berlin have a
  • temporary residence permit or
  • permanent residence title or
  • German citizenship?
Then please choose another service (see section "More information").

Prerequisites

  • Main residence in Berlin
    A second home in Berlin is not sufficient.
  • Joint visit of the family
    You can only make the application at our location in Keplerstrasse. Please book an appointment if possible.
  • Living in a family unit
    You live together in a common housing.

Documents required

  • Application form (filled out)
    Please fill in one form for each person who wishes to apply for a residence permit.
    (not necessary for the extension of the residence permit)
  • Valid passport
  • current biometric photo
    35mm x 45mm, frontal shot with neutral facial expression and closed mouth, looking straight into the camera, light background
  • To join your spouse: marriage certificate
    (not necessary for the extension of the residence permit)
  • To join your same sex civil partner: partnership certificate
    (not necessary for the extension of the residence permit)
  • To join your parents: birth certificate
    (not necessary for the extension of the residence permit)
  • In certain circumstances: proof of custody
    If you want to join one of your parents in Berlin, and the other parent does not live in Germany.
    (not necessary for the extension of the residence permit)
  • For all foreign documents: translation, possibly with an additional apostil or confirmation of authenticity
    Bitte legen Sie von allen ausländischen Urkunden eine beglaubigte Übersetzung vor.
    Je nach Herkunftsland benötigen Sie zu der Urkunde auch eine Apostille oder Legalisation.
  • Lease that states the current rental cost
  • Health insurance
    Proof of a secure livelihood must also include sufficient health insurance. Those with statutory health insurance are sufficiently insured. Those with private health insurance must consider the type and extent of their health insurance.
    Please read the leaflet for more information.
  • Proof that the livelihood of the family is / has been secured
    • Employment contract,
    • Current certificate of employment (not older than 14 days) and the
    • Last 6 salary slips
  • 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

For the first issuance of the residence permit:
  • Adults: 100.00 euros
  • Minors: 50.00 euros
  • Turkish citizens: a maximum of 37.00 euros
For the extension of the residence permit:
  • Adults: 93.00 euros
  • Minors: 46.50 euros
  • Turkish citizens: a maximum of 37.00 euros

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.

Responsible authority

This service can only be taken advantage of in the Berlin Immigration Office (Landesamt für Einwanderung – LEA) at Keplerstrasse.