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Applying for a residence permit to participate in the European Voluntary Service


As a participant in the European Voluntary Service, you have been granted a residence permit. If the host institution agrees with you in writing to extend the service, your residence permit can also be extended.

The prerequisite is that the maximum period of issue of the residence permit of one year has not yet been exhausted.

If you have not yet reached the age of 18, you will also need the consent of your legal guardian for the extension.

In addition to participation in voluntary service, the exercise of additional employment is not permitted

  • Find out whether your immigration office makes it possible to apply online or provides a special application form.
  • If the application is only possible in person, make an appointment at the Foreigners' Registration Office. In the case of online applications, the Foreigners' Registration Office will contact you upon receipt of your application to make an appointment.
  • During the appointment, your identity and your documents will be checked (please bring your documents, if possible in the original, to the appointment).
  • If your application is granted, your fingerprints will be taken for the production of a new electronic residence permit (eATCard). The Foreigners' Registration Office commissions Bundesdruckerei to produce the eAT card. After completion, you will receive information and can pick up the residence permit at the responsible office. The eAT card must always be collected in person.

If your application is rejected, you will receive a rejection notice.

The immigration authority responsible for the place of residence of the applicant is responsible for processing the application .

  • You have a recognized and valid identity document (for example, passport or passport replacement)
  • They are already doing a European Voluntary Service, the duration of which was originally agreed to be less than one year.
  • You have agreed with the receiving institution to extend your service for a maximum duration of one year.
  • There is no legally regulated reason for refusal (for example, you should not be one of the persons enjoying international protection in Germany who have applied for international protection, whose deportation is temporarily suspended or who have been granted temporary protection; nor should the institution hosting you have been established solely for the purpose of facilitating the entry and residence of foreigners).
  • You have sufficient health insurance coverage.
  • There is no interest in expulsion against you.

Your stay does not endanger or adversely affect the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany.

  • Recognized and valid identity document (e.g. passport or passport replacement)
  • Initial agreement with the host body for the implementation of the European Voluntary Service (with job description, details of the duration of the voluntary service, working hours, working conditions, supervision, remuneration and any training included) and written agreement on the extension of the service
  • Proof of health insurance coverage
  • Before the age of 18: Consent of the persons entitled to custody

In individual cases, the Foreigners' Registration Office may request further documents.


  • 96.00 for a further stay of up to three months
  • 93.00 for a further stay of more than three months


Additional fees may apply for the issuance of the residence permit in the form of the electronic residence permit, which can also be used as electronic proof of identity.

The extension of the residence permit should be applied for at least six to eight weeks before the expiry of the original residence permit.

Further information on the deadline:

The residence permit is issued for a maximum of one year. An extension is only possible if this deadline has not yet been exhausted.

Objection period: 1 month

Duration: approx. 8

Further information on the processing time:

The production of the electronic residence permit by Bundesdruckerei takes about 4 to 6 weeks

  • Appeal against the decision of the Foreigners' Registration Office
  • Action before the court referred to in the notice of opposition if the opposition is not complied with

Forms available: No

Written form required: Yes

Informal application possible: No

Personal appearance required: Yes

An extension of the residence permit beyond a total period of one year is not possible.

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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