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Residence permit for spouses and children of holders of an EU Blue Card

Issuing or extending a residence permit for

  • spouses,
  • same-sex life partners or
  • minor children
of foreigners who hold a EU Blue Card.

Important note:

Does the relative with whom you want to live in Berlin have a
  • temporary residence permit or
  • permanent residence title or
  • German citizenship?
Then please choose another service (see section "More information").

Prerequisites

  • Main residence in Berlin
    A second home in Berlin is not sufficient.
  • Joint visit of the family
    You can only make the application at our location in Keplerstrasse. Please book an appointment if possible.
  • Living in a family unit
    You live together in a common housing.

Documents required

  • Application form (filled out)
    Please fill in one form for each person who wishes to apply for a residence permit.
    (not necessary for the extension of the residence permit)
  • Valid passport
  • current biometric photo
    The photograph must be current. It must also fulfill the photograph requirements for electronic passports. The photo sample page (Foto-Mustertafel) of the German Federal Printing Office (Bundesdruckerei)includes the individual requirements.
  • To join your spouse: marriage certificate
    (not necessary for the extension of the residence permit)
  • To join your same sex civil partner: partnership certificate
    (not necessary for the extension of the residence permit)
  • To join your parents: birth certificate
    (not necessary for the extension of the residence permit)
  • In certain circumstances: proof of custody
    If you want to join one of your parents in Berlin, and the other parent does not live in Germany.
    (not necessary for the extension of the residence permit)
  • For all foreign documents: translation, possibly with an additional apostil or confirmation of authenticity
    Please provide an authenticated translation of all foreign documents.
    Depending on your country of origin, you may also need an apostil or confirmation of authenticity (issued by a German consular official) for your document(s). You can find out more about this at the German Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt), for example.
  • Lease that states the current rental cost
  • 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.
    Please read the leaflet for more information.
  • Proof that the livelihood of the family is / has been secured
    • Employment contract,
    • Current certificate of employment (not older than 14 days) and the
    • Last 6 salary slips
  • Proof of main residence in Berlin
    • Certificate of registration at the main residence (Meldebestätigung) or
    • lease and written confirmation of occupancy from the landlord

Fees

For the first issuance of the residence permit:
  • Adults: 100.00 euros
  • Minors: 50.00 euros
  • Turkish citizens: a maximum of 28.80 euros
For the extension of the residence permit:
  • Adults: 93.00 euros
  • Minors: 46.50 euros
  • 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)

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