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You arrived in Germany recently:

A residence permit can be requested after your arrival. For example you could apply for a residence permit and register your new address on the same day. Please note that it takes up to 6 weeks for an electronic residence permit to be delivered.The application for a residence permit must be finished before your visa expires! Come to our office in good time befor your visa expires - even if you do not have all required documents. If you do not apply for a residence permit early enough, then you will have to return to your home country.

Documents needed for students from outside of the EU:

  • white application form
  • passport
  • copy of passport
  • 2 recent biometric passport sized photos
  • current enrolment certificate ("Immatrikulationsbescheinigung")
  • proof of financial support*
  • proof of health insurance
  • 100 euros

You have already been in Germany for some time and your residence permit is about to expire:

The application for an extention of a residence permit can be done 2 month before the expiration of a current residence permit at the earliest. Please note that it takes up to 6 weeks for a residence permit to be delivered.

Documents needed for students from outside of the EU:

  • yellow application form
  • passport
  • 1 current biometric passpoet sized photo
  • current enrolment certificate ("Immatrikulationsbescheinigung")
  • proof of financial support*
  • proof of health insurance
  • 93 euros

*There are the following possibilities:

  • either the financial support confirmation ("Verpflichtungserklärung") from a person of reference "§ 68 AufenthG"
  • or a German bank account balancing at 8640 Euros
  • or a scholarship