Coronavirus in Berlin


Service from May 31st at our locations


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Declining number of Corona infections and the easing of the pandemic situation allow the Berlin Immigration Office (LEA) to loosen current pandemic-related restrictions.

From the 31st of May 2021 the following regulations will apply in detail to the departments and units at our locations:

Our location in Friedrich-Krause-Ufer

Department A

  • Units A 1 and A 5 (Syrian nationals and stateless persons / persons with undetermined citizenship from Syria):
    • Services are only available with pre-booked appointment.
    • Additional appointments for urgent cases will be released every Friday starting on the 4th of June 2021 for appointments on the following Wednesday.
  • Units A 2, A 3 and A 4 (People in an ongoing asylum procedure or with an obligation to leave the country):
    • Services are available with pre-booked appointment.
    • You are in possession of a certificate confirming permission to remain pending an asylum decision (Aufenthaltsgestattung), have temporary suspension of deportation status (Duldung), a border crossing certificate, a so-called L4048 certificate under Section 84(2) of the German Residency Act, or a certificate on the confiscation of a passport? Please complete this online form on our website.

Department E

  • Department E is responsible for residence permits for family and humanitarian reasons, au-pairs, self-employed persons, participants in voluntary services or working holiday programs and holders of permanent residence permits.
  • Units E 1 to E 5 serve in principle by pre-booked appointment.
  • In urgent cases you need a waiting number. Waiting numbers are issued at our location Friedrich-Krause-Ufer 24 during regular opening hours (Mondays and Tuesdays 7am to 2pm and Thursdays 9am to 5pm).

Unit R 1 (Unlawful entrants with a certificate from the police or the main customs office)

  • Unit R 1 serves only with a waiting number.
  • Waiting numbers are issued at our location in Friedrich-Krause-Ufer 24 by the employees at the gate during regular opening hours (Mondays and Tuesdays 7am to 2pm and Thursdays 9am to 5pm).

Our location in Keplerstraße (Units B 1 / B 2)

  • Units B 1 and B 2 are responsible for residence permits for qualified skilled workers, education and training programs, school attendance, studies, scientists and researchers and their family members.
  • Services are available with pre-booked appointment.
  • For urgent cases the units B 1 and B 2 release short-term online appointments for Mondays and Tuesdays on a daily basis.
  • In addition from the 2nd of May 2021 every Wednesday afternoon hundreds of fast lane appointments for the following Thursday at Keplerstraße will be released.

Information for both locations

Hygienic measures

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  • Due to the pandemic outbreak of Covid-19 please wear a mask of the standards KN95/N95 or FFP2 as soon as you enter the service building.
  • Please note that due to the pandemic outbreak only persons with a booked appointment or a personal invitation may enter our offices. If possible we kindly ask you to come without accompanying persons.
  • A non-contact temperature check will be taken before entering the buildings.

More information

Link to: FAQ zum Aufenthaltsrecht und zur Antragsbearbeitung während der Corona-Pandemie
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You wish to travel?

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You wish to travel but there is no short term appointment, you are in possession of a temporary residence permit together with a valid travel document?
  • Please send an email including your travel dates and the reason for your travel to the unit responsible for you. We will process your request to verify that you can receive a certificate that enables you to travel.
  • Please notice that due to long production we cannot issue travel documents for tourist travel.