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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for a residence permit to work as a civil servant with a German employer

Description

If you are in a civil servant relationship with a German employer, you are entitled to a residence permit to fulfil your official duties in Germany.

The residence permit can be obtained in particular by university lecturers and other employees of the scientific and artistic staff.

The residence permit is issued for a period of three years, unless a shorter period is provided for your stay in Germany.

Participation by the Federal Employment Agency is not required for the issuance of the residence permit.

Under certain circumstances, you may be obliged by the Foreigners' Registration Office to participate in an integration course. This will then be noted on your residence permit.

By obtaining a residence permit for the exercise of official duties with a German employer, you have the opportunity to obtain a permanent right of residence (settlement permit) after just three years. The requirement to have made contributions to the statutory pension insurance for at least 60 months is not required.

German employers who wish to bring a foreign civil servant from abroad to Germany to fulfil their official duties can apply to the Foreigners' Registration Office for the accelerated skilled worker procedure under the authority of the foreigner, with which entry can be facilitated and accelerated.

Union citizens who are in a civil servant relationship with a German employer are not to be applies to the Residence Act, but to the Freedom of Movement Act/EU.

If you are a civil servant with a German employer, you can obtain a residence permit to fulfil your official duties in Germany

The residence permit must be applied for at the immigration authority responsible for your place of residence. The procedure is as follows:

  • Depending on the foreigners' registration office and concerns, it may be possible to apply via the Internet. Find out whether your immigration office offers the electronic application for a residence permit.
    In the event of an electronic application, the Foreigners' Registration Office will contact you upon receipt of your application in order to make an appointment at the Foreigners' Registration Office. During the appointment, your certificates will be checked (bring them with you to the appointment).
  • If the application is only possible in person, make an appointment with the Foreigners' Registration Office.
    During the appointment, your application will be accepted and your proofs will be checked (bring them with you to the appointment).
  • For the renewal of the electronic residence permit (eAT card), your fingerprints will be taken at the Foreigners' Registration Office.
  • After about six to eight weeks, you can pick up the eAT card at the Foreigners' Registration Office. In principle, the collection must be made in person.
  • Fees apply for issuing the residence permit. The timing and form of payment vary depending on the authority.

In order to carry out the accelerated skilled worker procedure, the German employer turns to the immigration authority responsible for the place of performance of the service. Under certain circumstances, a central office for the implementation of the procedure has been set up in the federal state.

The immigration authority responsible for the applicant's place of residence;

For the accelerated skilled worker procedure:

Foreigners' Registration Office at the place of performance of the service, unless a central office has been set up to carry out the procedure

  • You have a recognised and valid passport or passport substitute and - if required for entry - a sappropriated visa.
  • There is no interest in expulsion against you.
  • Your stay does not endanger or adversely affect the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • They are in a civil servant relationship with a German employer and are intended to fulfil official duties in Germany.
  • Valid passport
  • Original of your certificate of appointment/appointment
  • Current biometric photo
  • Proof of your health insurance
  • lease
  • In addition
  • in the case of recent entry:
  • Visa if required for entry

as well as in the case of a previous stay:

  • Current residence permit

Further documents are required for the implementation of the accelerated specialist procedure. Please contact the competent immigration authority for this purpose.

Issuance of residence permit: EUR 100,00

Amendment of an existing residence permit for the purpose of working as a civil servant with a German employer (change of purpose): EUR 98.00

Under certain conditions, a fee reduction or fee exemption may be considered.

Note: The residence permit is issued as an electronic residence permit. The fee for the reissue of the card body is EUR 67.00.

  • The residence permit should be applied for at least eight weeks before the expiry of your still valid visa or residence permit.
  • The residence permit is issued for a period of three years if the service in Germany is not limited to a shorter period.
  • Objection period: 1 month

about six to eight weeks

  • Online procedure possible in isolated cases
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: yes

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Ministry of the Interior and Municipal Affairs

of the State of Brandenburg

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