Residence permit for employment with a high level of professional practical knowledge was granted on a limited period of time. You can apply for an extension of your residence permit if your employment is to continue beyond the period of validity of your residence permit. Apply to the immigration authority responsible for your residence no later than eight weeks before the expiry of the time limit. The conditions for renewal shall be the same as for the grant. In particular, you should continue to work in the IT industry and have a certain salary. When your residence permit was issued for the first time, the Federal Employment Agency gave its consent. If the validity of the consent has expired, it must be reissued for the renewal of your residence permit. You may have been required to take an integration course when you first issued your residence permit. If this is the case, this must be taken into account when renewing your residence permit. If you have not yet taken part in an integration course, the immigration authority may reject your application for renewal of your residence permit. If you have not yet completed the integration course, the residence permit will in principle only be extended for one year at a time until you successfully complete it or prove that your integration into social and social life has taken place elsewhere. In the event of renewal, your residence permit will be limited again. The duration of the fixed-term contract depends on the duration of your employment contract or the period of validity of the approval of the Federal Employment Agency. As a rule, the residence permit cannot be renewed if this has already been excluded at the time of the issue or the last extension of the residence permit.