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Applying for an extension of a residence permit for refugees

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Residence permits are issued for a limited period of time. An extension is possible if the prerequisites that must have been met when the permit was first issued continue to be met.

There will be no extension if the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees has informed you that the prerequisites for the revocation of refugee recognition have been met.

Furthermore, your residence title will not be extended if you have been expelled due to a particularly serious reason for expulsion.

You must take urgent care to submit an application for the extension or issuance of another residence title (for example, a settlement permit) before your residence title expires. If the application is filed in time, i.e. before the expiration of the time limit, the further residence is considered permitted until the decision of the Aliens Department with all subsequent effects (e.g. the right to pursue gainful employment). A late application (after the end of the time limit stated in the residence title) can result in considerable legal disadvantages.


Process flow

As a rule, you must apply for the extension of your residence title in person - well in advance of the expiry of the validity of your residence title - at your competent foreigners authority.

Arrange an appointment with your local aliens' registration office. You can also find information about the application process and which documents you need to submit in which form on the respective website of the Foreigners' Registration Office.

If your application is approved, the Aliens' Registration Office will commission the Federal Printing Office to produce the electronic residence permit (eAT) with a new validity date.

With regard to the duration of the procedure until the residence title is issued, please contact the relevant Aliens' Registration Office.

Who should I contact?

Locally responsible foreigners authority

Competent authority

Locally responsible foreigners authority of your independent town or district

Requirements
  • The residence title is extended if the requirements that must be met when it was first issued continue to be met.
  • Existence of an application for extension
  • There must be no grounds for refusal.
Which documents are required?
  • Application for renewal
  • current biometric photo
  • previous residence permit

Further documents depend on the circumstances and can be requested from your contact person.

What are the fees?

You are exempt from the fee for extending your residence permit.

If a new travel document for refugees is issued to you, the fee is 60 euros from the age of 24 and 38 euros up to the age of 24.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Apply for the extension of your residence permit at your competent aliens' registration office in due time before the expiry of the validity. Inquire about this at your responsible foreigners authority.

Processing duration

You will usually be informed of the duration of the procedure (about 6 to 8 weeks) when you apply for an extension by the competent foreigners authority.

Note: The residence permit / settlement permit is issued as an electronic residence title

Legal basis

§ 8 par. 1 in conjunction with. § 25 para. 2 1st alternative AufenthG

§ 78 Residence Act

§ 52 para. 3 AufenthV

§ 48 AufenthV

§ 26 AufenthG

§ 9 AufenthG

Applications / forms

You will receive the following from your local immigration office

Online procedure possible: no

Personal appearance required: yes

What else should I know?

Because you are in possession of a residence permit based on the granting of refugee status, you are entitled to be granted a settlement permit if you have been in possession of the residence permit for five years and if you fulfill the requirements provided for this purpose.

If, in addition, you are able to support yourself and your family predominantly (at least 75%) from your own income and if you have mastered the German language (corresponds to level C 1), you are already entitled to be granted a settlement permit if you have been in possession of a residence permit for three years.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Saxon State Ministry of the Interior

Professionally released on

29.10.2020

Process flow

As a rule, you must apply for the extension of your residence title in person - well in advance of the expiry of the validity of your residence title - at your competent foreigners authority.

Arrange an appointment with your local aliens' registration office. You can also find information about the application process and which documents you need to submit in which form on the respective website of the Foreigners' Registration Office.

If your application is approved, the Aliens' Registration Office will commission the Federal Printing Office to produce the electronic residence permit (eAT) with a new validity date.

With regard to the duration of the procedure until the residence title is issued, please contact the relevant Aliens' Registration Office.

Who should I contact?

Locally responsible foreigners authority

Competent authority

Locally responsible foreigners authority of your independent town or district

Requirements

  • The residence title is extended if the requirements that must be met when it was first issued continue to be met.
  • Existence of an application for extension
  • There must be no grounds for refusal.

Which documents are required?

  • Application for renewal
  • current biometric photo
  • previous residence permit

Further documents depend on the circumstances and can be requested from your contact person.

What are the fees?

You are exempt from the fee for extending your residence permit.

If a new travel document for refugees is issued to you, the fee is 60 euros from the age of 24 and 38 euros up to the age of 24.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Apply for the extension of your residence permit at your competent aliens' registration office in due time before the expiry of the validity. Inquire about this at your responsible foreigners authority.

Processing duration

You will usually be informed of the duration of the procedure (about 6 to 8 weeks) when you apply for an extension by the competent foreigners authority.

Note: The residence permit / settlement permit is issued as an electronic residence title

Legal basis

§ 8 par. 1 in conjunction with. § 25 para. 2 1st alternative AufenthG

§ 78 Residence Act

§ 52 para. 3 AufenthV

§ 48 AufenthV

§ 26 AufenthG

§ 9 AufenthG

Applications / forms

You will receive the following from your local immigration office

Online procedure possible: no

Personal appearance required: yes

What else should I know?

Because you are in possession of a residence permit based on the granting of refugee status, you are entitled to be granted a settlement permit if you have been in possession of the residence permit for five years and if you fulfill the requirements provided for this purpose.

If, in addition, you are able to support yourself and your family predominantly (at least 75%) from your own income and if you have mastered the German language (corresponds to level C 1), you are already entitled to be granted a settlement permit if you have been in possession of a residence permit for three years.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Saxon State Ministry of the Interior

Professionally released on

29.10.2020

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