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Apply for a residence permit to look for a job after recognition of foreign professional qualifications

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If the equivalence of your foreign professional qualification has been established or you have received the professional practice permit, you can be granted a temporary residence permit to look for a job or take up self-employment directly following your previous recognition procedure. This residence permit allows you to work without restrictions.


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 already have a residence permit for the purpose of the recognition procedure of a foreign professional qualification in the Federal territory.
The further general conditions for the granting of a residence permit are in particular:

  • a secure livelihood,
  • a clarified 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: 98,00 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 a maximum of 12 months.

Processing duration

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

Legal basis

Section 20(3)(4) of the Act on the Residence, Employment and Integration of Foreigners in the Federal Territory (Residence Act - AufenthG)

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

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 already have a residence permit for the purpose of the recognition procedure of a foreign professional qualification in the Federal territory.
The further general conditions for the granting of a residence permit are in particular:

  • a secure livelihood,
  • a clarified 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: 98,00 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 a maximum of 12 months.

Processing duration

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

Legal basis

Section 20(3)(4) of the Act on the Residence, Employment and Integration of Foreigners in the Federal Territory (Residence Act - AufenthG)

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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