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Apply for extension of residence permit for children born in Germany
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
If your minor child has received a residence permit due to his or her birth in Germany, you must apply for its extension in good time before the residence permit expires.
The Aliens' Registration Office will extend the residence permit for your child if the requirements are met.
- You apply for an extension of the residence permit at the Aliens' Registration Office in good time before the current residence permit of your child born in Germany expires.
- Find out whether the foreigners authority responsible allows you to submit the application online or provides a special application form.
- If the application can only be submitted in person, make an appointment at the Foreigners' Registration Office. In the case of online application, the Aliens' Registration Office will contact you after receiving the application to schedule an appointment.
- During the appointment, your identity and the identity of your child as well as your documents will be checked (please bring all documents, if possible in original, to the appointment).
- If your application is granted, the child's fingerprints will be taken for the production of the new residence permit in the form of the electronic residence permit (eAT card for short). No fingerprints will be taken for children under the age of six.
- The Aliens Department orders the production of the eAT card from the Bundesdruckerei. After completion, you will receive information and can pick up the eAT card at the responsible office. The eAT card must always be collected in person.
- If your application is rejected, you will receive a rejection notice.
For the issuance of the residence permit is the foreigners authority responsible for the applicant's place of residence. responsible.
In principle, the same requirements must be met for the extension of the residence permit as for the initial issuance of the residence permit. That is:
- Both custodial parents are third-country nationals, i.e. have the citizenship of a country outside the EU, the EEA or Switzerland.
- The child is a minor and, due to his or her birth in Germany, is in possession of a residence permit in accordance with Section 33 of the Residence Act.
- At least one parent with custody is in possession of a valid residence permit, settlement permit or EU permanent residence permit.
- At least one parent with custody lives with the child in a family relationship in Germany.
Which documents are required?
In principle, the same documents must be submitted for the extension of the residence permit as for the initial issuance. These are:
- Residence permit, settlement permit or permit for permanent residence-EU of one or both parents.
- Recognized and valid identity document (for example, passport or passport replacement) of one or both parents and the child
- Current biometric photo of the child in passport format (45 x 35 mm)
In individual cases, the Aliens' Registration Office may require less or further proof.
What are the fees?
Cost amount (fixed):
- 48,00 Euro for a further stay of up to three months
- 46,50 Euro for a further stay of more than three months
Additional fees may apply for the issuance of the new residence permit in the form of the electronic residence permit (eAT card), which can also be used as electronic proof of identity.
Lower fees may apply for Turkish nationals.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
The application should be received by the Aliens' Registration Office no later than 8 weeks before the current residence permit expires.
Period of validity: 1 year to 3 years
Remark (for further information on the time limit):
The residence permit is issued for a limited period of time. The validity depends on the validity of the residence permit of the parents.
approx. 6 weeks to 8 weeks
Note for further information on processing time:
The processing time may vary depending on the workload of the Foreigners' Registration Office.
It takes about 4 to 6 weeks for the Bundesdruckerei to produce the electronic residence permit.
- Appeal against the decision of the Foreigners' Registration Office
- Action before the court named in the notice of appeal if the appeal is not granted
Applications / forms
Forms available: No
Written form required: No
Informal application possible: Yes
Personal appearance required: Yes
What else should I know?
- It is sufficient if one parent holds the described right of residence. It is irrelevant whether the parents of the child are married.
- If the parents' residence permit expires, the child's residence permit can also be revoked.
- Children who have reached the age of 16 may, under certain conditions, be granted an unlimited right of residence in the form of a settlement permit (see administrative service "Settlement Permit Issuance for Minor Children").
- At the latest when the child reaches the age of majority, the residence permit issued to a child becomes an independent right of residence, independent of family reunification.
- All information provided to the Aliens Department should be correct and complete to the best of your knowledge and belief so that the request can be processed without major delays.
- Incorrect or incomplete information can slow down the procedure and be disadvantageous for the person concerned. In a serious case, incorrect or incomplete information that is not completed or corrected in time vis-à-vis the Aliens Department may result in the revocation of residence rights already granted, a fine, a prison sentence of up to three years or expulsion from the Federal territory.
- Due to the complexity of the right of residence, this description is for information purposes only and is not legally binding.
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.
Technically approved by
Ministry of the Interior and for Municipal Affairs of the State of Brandenburg
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