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Apply for renewal of residence permit for exceptional hardship cases


You are in possession of a residence permit because of the existence of exceptional hardship. The circumstances giving rise to hardship are still present. This residence permit can then be extended if, due to special circumstances of the individual case, leaving the federal territory would continue to mean an exceptional hardship for you.

In addition, the reasons for an obstacle to leaving and the other reasons for terminating the stay must not be omitted.

The general conditions for issuing a residence permit must continue to be met (in particular livelihood security, clarified identity, no interest in expulsion) unless the aliens authority does not, at its discretion, do so.

The extension of your residence permit still does not entitle you to work. It can only be allowed on request by the immigration authority.

A residence permit may continue to be issued to them.

You are entitled to social benefits (basic security for jobseekers under SGB II or basic insurance in old age or in case of disability under SGB XII) and child benefit.

Family reunification is excluded.

You are not entitled to participate in an integration course. They can only be admitted to participation within available course places.

Extension of residence permit due to exceptional hardship.

As a rule, you must apply to your competent immigration authority for the renewal of your residence permit in person - early before the expiry of the validity of your residence permit.

Arrange a preliminary meeting with the local immigration authority. You can also find out about the process of the application and which documents you have to submit and in what form on the respective website of the foreigners' website.

If you have applied for an extension within the time limit (before the expiry of the validity of your residence permit), your previous stay is deemed to be permitted until the decision of the immigration authority.

If your application is granted, the immigration authority instructs the Federal Printing Office to produce the electronic residence permit (eAT) with a new validity date

Regarding the duration of the procedure until the residence permit is issued, please contact the competent immigration authority

Contact the immigration authority.

  • The residence permit shall be renewed if the conditions which must be met at the time of the first issue remain in place.
  • Existence of an application for renewal
  • No grounds for refusal
  • No entry or residence ban
  • previous residence permit
  • current biometric photo
  • Proof of identity, if available e.B. passport, ID card, birth certificate, marriage certificate; Citizenship card
  • Proof of your health insurance
  • Lease

A fee of 96 euros is due for the renewal of a residence permit of up to three months (for minors 48 euros). A fee of 93 euros is due for the renewal of a residence permit of more than three months (for minors 46.50 euros).

Exemption from fees for social benefits

Validity of the residence permit:

  • In principle, only for the period necessary for the purpose of the stay,lfearnns three years

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

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

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Residence lawResidence Ordinance

Receive from your local immigration authority

Online procedure possible: no

Personal appearance required: yes

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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