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Residence permit for the purpose of studying at the location LEA, Keplerstr.

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Current information on this location

Please note the information on our website about

Opening hours

Monday
By appointment only
Tuesday
By appointment only
Wednesday
By appointment only
Thursday
By appointment only
Friday
By appointment only

Changes in opening hours

To further contain the corona infection services will continue to take place in principle only by appointment.

Additional appointments are made available for urgent matters:

  • For urgent cases the units B 1 and B 2 release daily short-term appointments online for Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • Furthermore, from the 2nd of May 2021 every Wednesday in the afternoon hundreds of fast lane appointments for the following Thursday at Keplerstraße will be released.

Information on the address of this location

The postal address differs from the address of the location.
Therefore, please always send letters to:
Landesamt für Einwanderung, Friedrich-Krause-Ufer 24, 13353 Berlin.

Information for customers with an appointment

Wir bitten um Verständnis für die folgenden Hygiene-Maßnahmen:

  • Ab dem 08.12.2021 gilt die 3G-Regel. Ausnahmslos erhalten nur Personen Zutritt, die entweder gegen den Corona-Virus vollständig geimpft, genesen oder aktuell negativ auf eine Infektion mit dem Corona-Virus getestet sind.
  • Das Betreten unseres Dienstgebäudes ist grundsätzlich nur mit Masken der Standards KN95/N95 oder FFP2 gestattet.
  • Wenn Sie durch ein ärztliches Attest nachweisen, dass Sie von der Maskenpflicht befreit sind, können Sie unter Beachtung der sog. 3-G-Regel (geimpft, genesen oder getestet) vorsprechen.
  • Wenn möglich, kommen Sie bitte ohne Begleitpersonen zum Termin.

Payment options

Cash and girocard (with PIN) (formerly EC card) can be used for payment at the location.

Additional information

Payments are also possible by credit card (VISA, Mastercard and Maestro).

Residence permit for the purpose of studying

Issuance and extension of a residence permit for the purpose of studying

Prerequisites

  • Study place
    You must be enrolled or have conditional approval for studying in order to be issued a residence permit.
  • A personal interview is required
  • Main residence in Berlin

Documents required

  • Valid passport
  • 1 current biometric photo
    35mm x 45mm, frontal shot with neutral facial expression and closed mouth, looking straight into the camera, light background
  • Form "Antrag auf Erteilung eines Aufenthaltstitels" (Application for Issuance of a Residence Permit)
    Only required for first-time application
  • Proof of secure livelihood
    • For the initial issue: e.g. blocked account (Sperrkonto) at a German Bank with 10,032.00 euros / submission of a declaration of commitment by a third party on an official form / scholarship / notarized declaration from parents securing the livelihood for the duration of the studies with proof of the income of the parents in the last six months
    • For the extension: bank statements of the last six months
  • Health insurance
    Proof of a secure livelihood must also include sufficient health insurance. Those with statutory health insurance are sufficiently insured. Those with private health insurance must consider the type and extent of their health insurance. For more information, please read the leaflet "Information on adequate health insurance".
  • Certificate of enrolment or conditional approval for studying
  • Proof of main residence in Berlin
    • Certificate of registration at the main residence or
    • lease and written confirmation of occupancy from the landlord
    More on the topic in the section "More information"

Fees

  • For the first issuance: 100.00 euros
  • For each extension: 93.00 euros
Turkish nationals (for first issuance as well as for extension)
  • Up to the age of 24 years: 22.80 euros
  • From the age of 24 years: 37.00 euros
For scholarship holders: Free of charge (only on a scholarship from German public funds, a German foundation or a program financed by the EU)

Average time to process request

Around 5–6 weeks
A personal visit four to six weeks before the existing temporary residence title expires is best. If possible you should book an appointment for this.

Responsible authority

This service can only be taken advantage of in the Berlin Immigration Office (Landesamt für Einwanderung – LEA) at Keplerstrasse.

Show other authorities offering these services on the main Service Portal.