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Applying for a residence permit extension to look for a job after vocational training

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

After successful completion of your training in Germany, your residence permit can be extended for a maximum of 12 months in order to look for a job.

If you have successfully completed school or in-company training in Germany, you can be granted a residence permit to look for a job.

The residence permit will be issued to you for a limited period of time directly following your previous training. An extension is possible if the maximum period of 12 months was not used up when the permit was first issued. If you do not find a job during this period, an extension is also excluded. You are then obliged to leave the Federal territory.

This residence permit allows unrestricted gainful employment.


Process flow

You can only apply for a residence permit in person at the aliens' registration office responsible for your place of residence.

  • You submit the required documents in the original and pay the application fee.
  • The Aliens' Registration Office will check whether the conditions for issuing the permit are met.
  • If all requirements are met, the Aliens' Registration Office will take your biometric data (photo, fingerprints) and order the electronic residence permit (eAT) from Bundesdruckerei GmbH.
  • As soon as the eAT is ready, it will be handed over to you by the Aliens' Registration Office.
Requirements

You must already be in possession of a residence permit for the purpose of seeking employment after successfully completing school or in-company training in the Federal territory, which has not yet exhausted the maximum period of 12 months.

In addition, you must fulfil the general conditions for issuing a residence permit. These are in particular:

  • a secure livelihood,
  • a verified identity,
  • possession of a valid national passport.
Which documents are required?
  • Valid national passport
  • Proof of a secure livelihood (e.g. employment contract and pay slips, bank statements, submission of a declaration of commitment by a third party)
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Proof of qualification (diploma, certificate or attestation from your training company or educational institution confirming successful completion of training)
  • 1 current biometric photo
  • Please enquire at the foreigners authority responsible for you whether you need to submit further documents.
What are the fees?

Fee: 93,00 - 96,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Application before expiry of the current residence permit. It is recommended to apply 4 to 6 weeks before the current residence permit expires. The residence permit is limited to 12 months including an extension.

Processing duration

The processing time depends on the workload at the locally responsible foreigners authority.

Legal basis

Section 20(3) no. 3 and (4) sentence 2 of the Act on the Residence, Gainful Employment and Integration of Foreigners in the Federal Territory (Residence Act - AufenthG)

Section 8 paragraph 1 Residence Act

Appeal
  • Appeal

Detailed information on how to lodge an appeal can be found in the decision rejecting your application.

  • Administrative court action.
Applications / forms
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: no
  • Personal appearance required: yes

You can find more information on the Internet on the Federal Government's portal page for skilled workers from abroad

https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/de/

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Harburg District Office

Residents' Registration Office

Harburg Town Hall Square 1

21073 Hamburg

E-mail: bezirksamt@harburg.hamburg.de

Fax: 040 42790-7600

Phone: +49 40 428713849

Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Construction and Home Affairs

Professionally released on

20.11.2020

Teaser

After successful completion of your training in Germany, your residence permit can be extended for a maximum of 12 months in order to look for a job.

Process flow

You can only apply for a residence permit in person at the aliens' registration office responsible for your place of residence.

  • You submit the required documents in the original and pay the application fee.
  • The Aliens' Registration Office will check whether the conditions for issuing the permit are met.
  • If all requirements are met, the Aliens' Registration Office will take your biometric data (photo, fingerprints) and order the electronic residence permit (eAT) from Bundesdruckerei GmbH.
  • As soon as the eAT is ready, it will be handed over to you by the Aliens' Registration Office.

Requirements

You must already be in possession of a residence permit for the purpose of seeking employment after successfully completing school or in-company training in the Federal territory, which has not yet exhausted the maximum period of 12 months.

In addition, you must fulfil the general conditions for issuing a residence permit. These are in particular:

  • a secure livelihood,
  • a verified identity,
  • possession of a valid national passport.

Which documents are required?

  • Valid national passport
  • Proof of a secure livelihood (e.g. employment contract and pay slips, bank statements, submission of a declaration of commitment by a third party)
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Proof of qualification (diploma, certificate or attestation from your training company or educational institution confirming successful completion of training)
  • 1 current biometric photo
  • Please enquire at the foreigners authority responsible for you whether you need to submit further documents.

What are the fees?

Fee: 93,00 - 96,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Application before expiry of the current residence permit. It is recommended to apply 4 to 6 weeks before the current residence permit expires. The residence permit is limited to 12 months including an extension.

Processing duration

The processing time depends on the workload at the locally responsible foreigners authority.

Legal basis

Section 20(3) no. 3 and (4) sentence 2 of the Act on the Residence, Gainful Employment and Integration of Foreigners in the Federal Territory (Residence Act - AufenthG)

Section 8 paragraph 1 Residence Act

Appeal

  • Appeal

Detailed information on how to lodge an appeal can be found in the decision rejecting your application.

  • Administrative court action.

Applications / forms

  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: no
  • Personal appearance required: yes

You can find more information on the Internet on the Federal Government's portal page for skilled workers from abroad

https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/de/

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Harburg District Office

Residents' Registration Office

Harburg Town Hall Square 1

21073 Hamburg

E-mail: bezirksamt@harburg.hamburg.de

Fax: 040 42790-7600

Phone: +49 40 428713849

Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Construction and Home Affairs

Professionally released on

20.11.2020

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