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Schleswig-Holstein

Foreigners' affairs

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

The districts and independent cities are responsible for matters relating to foreigners (entry, residence, employment, integration assistance, etc.).

Legal provisions for foreigners result from international agreements, European Union law and national law. In national law, the Residence Act regulates the entry, residence, gainful employment and promotion of the integration of foreigners in Germany.

The Residence Act contains conclusive regulations for the residence of a foreigner in Germany. Insofar as a legal offence is not linked to the status of a person as a foreigner, the general laws shall apply.
Foreigners, like nationals, must observe the statutory commandment and prohibition norms.

Entry is only permitted if it is carried out in accordance with the Residence Act and the related legal provisions.

Integration is the right and duty of foreigners living here permanently. Integration efforts of foreigners are supported by a basic offer for integration (integration course).


Who should I contact?

The contact person is the immigration/foreigners authority of the district or the independent city responsible for your place of residence. As a rule, it is necessary to obtain an appointment.

Which documents are required?
  • Own passport or travel document,
  • for nationals of an EU Member State, the identity card is sufficient,
  • if applicable, in addition, the residence document previously issued by the Foreigners' Registration Office (residence permit/residence permit/toleration).
What are the fees?

Fees apply in accordance with the Residence Ordinance. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the competent authority.

Legal basis
  • Act on the Residence, Employment and Integration of Foreigners in The Federal Territory (Residence Act - AufenthG)
  • §§ 44 to 54 Residence Ordinance (AufenthV)
What else should I know?

Regulations in other laws remain "unaffected". The Residence Act thus sees itself as a regulation of the "general law on foreigners", which has to take a back seat to the more specific provisions. More specific regulations include, for example: Freedom of Movement Act/EU, Asylum Procedure Act, Act on the Legal Status of Homeless Foreigners in the Federal Territory (HAG), Armed Forces Residence Act.

Information on integration (including integration courses) can also be found on the websites of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Youth, Family, Senior Citizens, Integration and Equality of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (MSJFSIG) and the State Office for Immigration and Refugees (LaZuF).

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The districts and independent cities are responsible for matters relating to foreigners (entry, residence, employment, integration assistance, etc.).

Who should I contact?

The contact person is the immigration/foreigners authority of the district or the independent city responsible for your place of residence. As a rule, it is necessary to obtain an appointment.

Which documents are required?

  • Own passport or travel document,
  • for nationals of an EU Member State, the identity card is sufficient,
  • if applicable, in addition, the residence document previously issued by the Foreigners' Registration Office (residence permit/residence permit/toleration).

What are the fees?

Fees apply in accordance with the Residence Ordinance. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the competent authority.

Legal basis

  • Act on the Residence, Employment and Integration of Foreigners in The Federal Territory (Residence Act - AufenthG)
  • §§ 44 to 54 Residence Ordinance (AufenthV)

What else should I know?

Regulations in other laws remain "unaffected". The Residence Act thus sees itself as a regulation of the "general law on foreigners", which has to take a back seat to the more specific provisions. More specific regulations include, for example: Freedom of Movement Act/EU, Asylum Procedure Act, Act on the Legal Status of Homeless Foreigners in the Federal Territory (HAG), Armed Forces Residence Act.

Information on integration (including integration courses) can also be found on the websites of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Youth, Family, Senior Citizens, Integration and Equality of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (MSJFSIG) and the State Office for Immigration and Refugees (LaZuF).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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