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Fixing an appointment

It is possible to make an appointment with the Berlin Foreigners' Registration Office (depending on the specific section) either by Online arrangement (Sections IV Z 2, 3*, 4, 5, 6 and 7) or by e-mail request (Sections IV Z 3*, 8 and 9).

Since, as a rule, an electronic residence permit is issued, which takes some weeks to be produced by the Federal Printing Office, it is advisable, if possible, to make the appointment about 4 weeks prior to the expiry of the residence permit (visa, temporary residence permit).

However, if your residence permit or national visa (type of visa: D) has not yet expired when you reserve or request an appointment, it remains valid until the date of the appointment agreed upon - also if the date of the appointment given should be later than the expiry date of your residence permit. This also applies to all additional conditions imposed, including those relating to gainful employment. Journeys abroad, however, are only possible within the validity period of the last residence permit issued to you.
Schengen visa (type of visa: C) always expire with the date of validity. Appointments or an application do not extend the legal stay with a Schengen visa.

Online arrangement of appointments (Only for customers of Sections IV Z 2, 3*, 4, 5, 6 and 7):

Customers of these sections can arrange an appointment directly via internet(Externer Link). In four easy steps, you can select your appointment, make a firm booking and receive confirmation, together with an overview of all documents necessary to obtain or renew your residence permit. Of course, it is possible to change or cancel an appointment already booked. This service is offered to the above circle of customers free of charge and is being extended step by step to include all sections of the Foreigners' Registration Office.
Important: Customers of Section IV Z 2 (responsible for university students and graduates) can book appointments in advance only to a limited extent. If no online appointments are available within the period desired, customers must present themselves in person before expiry of their residence permit and wait their turn for an appointment according to a number received in the waiting room.

E-mail requests for appointments (Only for customers of Sections IV Z 3*, 8 and 9):

Please send us the following information in German when submitting your appointment request:

  • Family name, first name, date of birth, place of birth and nationality of yourself and all family members wishing to present themselves at the appointment (Please write the names in the same way as written on the relevant pass)
  • The reason for the appointment (e.g. initial issue of a residence permit, renewal of a temporary residence permit, the issue of a permanent settlement permit).
Important: If you are already in possession of a temporary residence permit or a visa, please inform us which authority issued the permit and, if possible, which paragraph is quoted. You will find this information in your permit under "Notes". If you do not possess a visa or temporary residence permit, please try do describe as precisely as possible the reason for your stay. The following are the most frequently given reasons: Translocation to unite with spouse or family, studies, work/occupation, self-employed activity/company start-ups.

Notice regarding "renewal of visa": For visitor's and business visa, renewal is not possible as a matter of principle. If an extension is necessary by way of exception, e.g. in the case of serious illness, there is no need to make an appointment. The relevant applications are to be made during opening hours at the Service Point.

Thank you for your understanding.

* E-Appoinment is only possible for certain citizenships (see below).


E-Mail bzw. Fax
IV Z 2 Studierende aller Länder und deren Familienangehörige, Wissenschaftler aller Länder und deren Familienangehörige, Sprachschüler Appointment (online)(Externer Link)

E-Mail (other inquiries):

Fax: 9028-3462
IV Z 3 Afghanistan, Australien und Brit. abh.Gebiete Australiens, Bahrain, Cookinseln, Fidschi, Indonesien, Irak, Iran, Jemen, Jordanien, Katar, Kiribati, Kuwait, Libanon, Malediven, Marshallinseln, Mikronesien, Staaten von Nauru, Neuseeland, Niue, Nördliche Mariannen, Oman, Pakistan, Palästinensische Autonomiegebiete, Palau, Papua Neuguinea, Philippinen, Salomonen, Samoa, Saudi Arabien, Syrien, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate

sowie Staatenlose und ungeklärte Staatsangehörigkeiten aus diesen Ländern

Appointment (online) - only for selected citizenships(Externer Link)


Fax: 9028-3463
IV Z 4 Armenien, Aserbaidschan, Bangladesch, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, China, Georgien, Hongkong, Indien, Japan, Kambodscha, Kasachstan, Kirgisistan, Republik Korea, Demokratische Volksrepublik Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Republik Moldau, Mongolei, Myanmar, Nepal, Russische Föderation, Singapur, Sri Lanka, Tadschikistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Usbekistan, Vietnam

sowie Staatenlose und ungeklärte Staatsangehörigkeiten aus diesen Ländern

Appointment (online)(Externer Link)

E-Mail (other inquiries):

Fax: 9028-3464
IV Z 5
Albanien, Andorra, Bosnien und Herzegowina, Kosovo, Mazedonien, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Schweiz, Serbien, Ukraine, Vatikanstadt, Weißrussland

Familienangehörige von Bürgern der EU (außer Deutschland !) und des EWR (Island, Liechtenstein, Norwegen) mit anderer Staatsangehörigkeit
Appointment (online)(Externer Link)

E-Mail (other inquiries):

Fax: 9028-3465
IV Z 6 Ägypten, Äthiopien, Algerien, Angola, Antigua und Barbuda, Äquatorialguinea, Argentinien, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bolivien, Botsuana, Brasilien, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chile, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Dominica, Dominikanische Republik, Dschibuti, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabun, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bisseau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaika, Kamerun, Kanada, Kap Verde, Kenia, Kolumbien, Komoren, Kongo, Kuba, Mali, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyen, Madagaskar, Malawi, Marokko, Mauretanien, Mauritius, Mexiko, Mosambik, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Ruanda, Sambia, Senegal, Seychellen, Sierra Leone, Simbabwe, Somalia, St. Kitts und Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent und die Grenadinen, Südafrika, Sudan, Südsudan, Suriname, Swasiland, Tansania, Togo, Trinidad und Tobago, Tschad, Tunesien, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, Zentralafrikanische Republik

Appointment (online)(Externer Link)

E-Mail (other inquiries):

Fax: 9028-3466
IV Z 7 Israel, Türkei Appointment (online)(Externer Link)

E-Mail (other inquiries):

Fax: 9028-3467
IV Z 8 Asylangelegenheiten und Duldungen (Namen: A - J) E-Mail:

Fax: 9028-3468
IV Z 9 Asylangelegenheiten und Duldungen (Namen: K - Z) und Staatsangehörige aus Vietnam mit Aufenthaltsgestattungen und Duldungen (Namen: A - Z) E-Mail:

Fax: 9028-3469

Stand: 07.2014