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Residence permit for a foreign child born in Germany - Issuance

Initial issuance of a residence permit for a foreign child

  • born in Germany and
  • where at least one parent holds a valid residence title

Prerequisites

  • A personal interview is required
    The interview should, if possible, take place by appointment.
  • Ex officio - Issuance at a Citizens Registration Office (Bürgeramt)
    The residence permit for the child can be issued by any Civil Office (Bürgeramt) in Berlin if the following requirements are met:
    • Both parents (in the case of shared parental responsibility) or the parent with sole parental responsibility are in possession of a valid residence title when the child is born.
    • The residence title (residence permit, EU Blue Card, settlement permit, EC long-term residence permit, right of residence or unlimited residence permit) of the parents or parent with sole parental responsibilitymust have been issued by the Berlin Immigration Office.
    • The child has their own passport.
  • On application - Issuance at the Berlin Immigration Office
    The residence permit for the child must be applied for at the Berlin Immigration Office if one of the following reasons applies: .
    • Only one parent (in the case of joint parental responsibility) is in possession of a valid residence title when the child is born (see above).
    • The child does not have their own passport, but is entered in a parent's passport.
  • Birth in Germany
    The child must have been born in the Federal territory and registered in Berlin together with the parents or the parent with rights of custody.

Documents required

  • The child's passport
    The child must either possess its own valid passport or be registered in the passport of a parent.
  • 1 current biometric photo
    35mm x 45mm, frontal shot with neutral facial expression and closed mouth, looking straight into the camera, light background
  • Certificate of birth
  • Passports of the parents

Fees

  • 50.00 euros
  • For a child with Turkish citizenship: 22.80 euros
  • Free of charge: when presenting current proof of receiving benefits according to SGB II, SGB XII or the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act

Average time to process request

about 4 to 5 weeks

Responsible authorities

You can generally have this service carried out at any Berlin Civil Office (Bürgeramt), as long as the following requirements are met:

  • Both parents (in the case of shared parental responsibility) or the parent with sole right of custody are in possession of a valid residence title when the child is born.
  • The residence title (residence permit, EU Blue Card, settlement permit, EC long-term residence permit, right of residence or unlimited residence permit) of the parents or parent must have been issued by the Berlin Immigration Office.
  • The child has their own passport.
In all other cases: Berlin Immigration Office.

Look for an available appointment anywhere in Berlin.

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