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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

Currently, the number of hits on our online appointment scheduling has increased massively. Unfortunately, this can mean that the service is temporarily unavailable. A maintenance page will then be displayed. Please note our

Opening hours

Monday
By appointment only
Tuesday
By appointment only
Wednesday
By appointment only
Thursday
Until at least March 4th, 2021 by appointment only
Friday
By appointment only

Changes in opening hours

  • To further contain the corona infection the service at our locations will be restricted. For the time being until March 7th, 2021, service will only take place by appointment.
  • We are closed on March 8th, 2021 due to the public holiday (International Women's Day).

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

We ask for your understanding for the following hygiene precautions:

  • Entering our service building is only permitted with a medical mask. Medical masks in this sense are surgical masks as well as masks of the standards KN95 / N95 or FFP2.
  • We can’t serve you if you are displaying symptoms of infection.
No access for accompanying persons
  • Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, access to our office buildings is limited only to customers with personal appointments.
  • We ask accompanying people including German spouses, whose attendance was requested, for their understanding: Due to the current pandemic we cannot grant you access.
  • An exception will be made for lawyers with ID, legal guardians with official ID and sign language interpreters who accompany the customer. Children below the age of 14 years may accompany parents if no alternative supervision can be arranged.

Payment options

Girocard
You can pay in cash or with a debit card (Girocard) (with PIN) at this location.

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

  • 100.00 euros for the initial issuance
  • 93.00 euros for each extension
  • For Turkish citizens: a maximum of 28.80 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.