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You enter your place of residence or the place where you want to contact the administration or use the location sensing.

Enter words here that describe what you are looking for (e.B. cut a tree) or a matter for citizens and companies (e.B. house construction, marriage).
Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Applying for a residence permit for urgent humanitarian or personal reasons


They are seeking a temporary stay in Germany, for example to provide temporary care for a seriously ill family member, to provide urgent medical treatment or to complete vocational training. You are staying in Germany and are not obliged to leave the country.

Then you can be granted a residence permit by the Foreigners' Registration Office as long as urgent humanitarian or personal reasons or significant public interests require your temporary continued presence in Germany.

The residence permit does not entitle you to work. It can be permitted on application by the Foreigners' Registration Office.

A residence requirement may be imposed on them.

You are entitled to benefits under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act.

Family reunification is excluded.

You are not entitled to participate in an integration course. You can only be admitted to participate within the framework of available course places.

  • Existence of an application for a residence permit
  • You are not enforceably obliged to leave the country
  • Urgent humanitarian or personal reasons or significant public interests must require temporary presence in Germany
  • Fulfilment of the general conditions for grant
  • There must be no grounds for refusal (no interest in expulsion, no entry and residence ban)
  • current biometric photo
  • Proof of identity, if available, e.B.
    • Pass
    • ID Card,
    • Birth certificate
    • Marriage certificate
    • Citizenship card
  • If applicable, employment contract or binding job offer
  • Proof of your health insurance
  • Lease

Fee for issuing the residence permit: 100 euros

For minors: 50 Euro

Exemption from fees when receiving social benefits.

Validity of the residence permit:

  • a maximum of 6 months, if you have not yet resided legally in Germany for at least 18 months (uninterrupted)
  • up to 3 years if you have already resided legally in Germany for more than 18 months

As a rule, when applying for a residence permit, you will be informed by the competent immigration authority of the duration of the procedure (about 6 to 8 weeks).

Note: The residence permit is issued as an electronic residence permit.

Please contact the Foreigners' Registration Office.

Receive from your local immigration authority.

Online procedure possible: no

Personal appearance required: yes

As a rule, you must apply for your residence permit in person.

  • Make an appointment with the local immigration authority. You can also find out on the respective website of the Ausländerbörde about the application process and which documents you have to submit in which form.
  • During your appointment, your fingerprints will be taken.

If your application is granted, the Foreigners' Registration Office instructs Bundesdruckerei to produce the electronic residence permit. The residence permit takes the form of a credit card with additional electronic functions.

With regard to the duration of the procedure until the residence permit is handed over, please contact the competent immigration authority

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Saxon State Ministry of the Interior

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Landkreis Harz - Sachgebiet Ausländerbehörde
Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 42
38820 Halberstadt, Stadt
03941 5970-4544
03941 5970-4160
Monday:08:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
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Thursday08:00 - 12:00
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