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Residence permit for permanent residence-EG
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
The EC permanent residence permit is an independent, unlimited residence title. It entitles the holder to pursue gainful employment. In contrast to the settlement permit, the EC permanent residence permit is governed by Council Directive 2003/109/EC of November 25, 2003 concerning the legal status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents (Permanent Residence Directive). In contrast to the settlement permit, it enables mobility within most member states of the European Union.
Since September 1, 2011, these residence permits have generally been issued as electronic residence permits (eAT) - in credit card format. Among other things, biometric features (1 photograph, 2 fingerprints) are also stored in it. Furthermore, the eAT can - optionally - also be used as electronic proof of identity (eID) in the course of e-government and e-business as well as for electronic signatures.
Who should I contact?
Contact the immigration/foreigners authority of the district or city responsible for your place of residence. It is usually necessary to make an appointment.
Which documents are required?
In addition to an informal written application, documents must be submitted to prove that the requirements for the permit have been met.
In addition to sufficient knowledge of German, these also include the ability to earn a living. In addition, basic knowledge of the German legal and social system, an adequate pension and uninterrupted possession of a residence permit in Germany for at least five years are required. federal territory for at least five years.
The responsible immigration/foreigners authority will provide information on this in each individual case.
What are the fees?
According to § 44a AufenthV, fees of €109 are to be charged. However, according to § 69 Para. 7 AufenthG, a maximum of half the fee may be charged for the refusal of a title.
The responsible immigration/foreigners authority will provide information on this in individual cases.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Foreign nationals who require a visa must apply for the residence permit required for their continued stay while their visa is still valid. The same applies to the extension of residence permits that have already been issued.
Foreign nationals who are exempt from the visa requirement must apply for the residence permit required for a further stay immediately after entry or within three months at the latest.
- § Section 9a - Section 9c of the Act on the Residence, Employment and Integration of Foreigners in the Federal Territory (Residence Act - AufenthG),
- § 44 Residence Ordinance (AufenthV),
- § 69 Residence Act
What else should I know?
Further information on the eAT can be found on the website of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).
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