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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for a residence permit for exceptional hardship cases


You are in possession of a residence permit. An extension of your residence permit cannot be renewed in accordance with the general rules. A residence permit under other regulations is also out of the question. This residence permit can then be extended if, due to special circumstances of the individual case, leaving the federal territory would be an exceptional hardship for you.

There must also be the general conditions for granting a residence permit (in particular livelihood security, clarified identity, no interest in expulsion).

The residence permit does not entitle you to work. It may be permitted on request by the immigration authority.

A residence permit may be issued to them.

You are entitled to social benefits (basic security for jobseekers under the Social Code II or basic insurance in old age or in the event of disability under social code 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 special personal reasons or specificity of the individual case

As a rule, you must apply for the extension of your residence permit in person due to an exceptional hardship.

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.

Your fingerprints will be taken during your appointment.

If your application is granted, the immigration authority instructs the Federal Printing Office to produce the electronic residence permit. The residence permit is in the form of a cheque card with additional electronic functions.

Please contact the competent immigration authority for the duration of the procedure until the residence permit is issued.

Contact the immigration authority.

  • Possession of a residence permit
  • No possibility of renewing or issuing another residence permit
  • Special circumstances of the individual case justify exceptional hardness
  • Threatening the enforceable obligation to leave
  • Presentation of the general conditions for grant (e.g. livelihood, adequate housing, passport requirement)
  • No interest in expulsion
  • No entry or residence ban
  • Presentation of the currently valid residence permit
  • current biometric photo
  • Proof of identity, e.B. passport, ID card, birth certificate, marriage certificate; Citizenship card
  • Employment contract or binding job offer
  • in the case of regulated professions: your professional licence (e.g. approval or professional exercise permit)
  • Proof of your health insurance
  • Lease

A fee of 100 euros is due for the issuance of the residence permit (for minors 50 euros)

Exemption from fees for social benefits.

Validity of the residence permit:

  • In principle, only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the stay

Longest 3 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.

Section 5 AufenthG

Section 12 AufenthG

Section 25 (4 p. )

Section 29 (3) AufenthG

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Residence lawResidence Ordinance

Receive from your local immigration authority.

Online procedure possible: no

Personal appearance required: yes

An exceptional hardness can only be assumed if you are in an emergency that is clearly different from that of other foreigners.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Saxon Ministry of the Interior

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