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Residence permit to start an internship

Issuance of a residence permit for purpose of starting an internship

Prerequisites

  • Main residence in Berlin
  • A personal interview is required
    The interview should, if possible, take place by appointment.

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 Erlaubnis einer Beschäftigung" - Application for an employment permit which requires the approval of the Federal Employment Agency
    filled out
  • Form "Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis (job description)"
    filled out
  • Form "Antrag auf Erteilung eines Aufenthaltstitels" (Application for Issuance of a Residence Permit)
    filled out
  • 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".
  • Internship contract
  • Proof of a secure livelihood
    Proof of a secure livelihood must be provided if it is an unpaid internship.
  • 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 Turkish citizens a maximum of 28.80 euros

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 authorities

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

Landesamt für Einwanderung (LEA)

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