Residence permit for the purpose of gainful employment Extension for the purpose of employment in the public interest
Residence permit for the pursuit of employment in which there is a public interest, in particular a regional, economic or labour market interest, shall be granted on a temporary basis. It may be extended if the 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, there should continue to be a public interest in your employment. A public interest in employment can be justified, for example, by: if there is a regional or supra-regional public interest in an employer's products or services, or if there is a shortage of certain goods or services at the employer's location (regional interests). Supply or local policy reasons can also play a role in this. where significant investments and/or a significant number of jobs are created or secured; if the creation of a business entails a sustainable improvement in the sales or market opportunities of domestic companies or if it involves the establishment of a manufacturing plant for technically high-quality (future-proof) and/or particularly environmentally sound products (economic interests). when employment preserves or creates jobs (labour market interests). The private and commercial interest of an employer alone is not sufficient to establish a public interest in employment. Your qualification is not relevant for the renewal of your residence permit. 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.
Valid passport Current residence permit Original of your employment contract or a binding job offer (please use the nationwide uniform form Declaration on employment relationship ) Current biometric photo Current registration certificate Proof of your health insurance Lease
Forms: Declaration of employment (uniform throughout Germany); further government-specific forms can be obtained from your immigration authority, if necessary these will also be offered online Online procedure possible in some cases Written form required: yes Personal appearance necessary: yes
You have a recognised and valid passport or passport replacement as well as a valid residence permit for the pursuit of employment in the public interest. The period of validity of your residence permit will expire in the near future. There is no interest in expulsion against you. Your stay does not endanger or affect the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany. You have a new employment contract or a new binding job offer with the same or another employer. Your employment continues to have a public interest, in particular a regional, economic or labour market interest. You can continue to secure your livelihood and health insurance cover independently without claiming public benefits. The approval of the Federal Employment Agency for the commencement of work has been obtained or has been renewed (the consent is usually obtained by the immigration authority). For consent, you must, among other things, Their working conditions (in particular salary) are comparable to those of a German employee in the same position.
You can also get free advice on the topics of entry, residence and work at the "Hotline Working and Living in Germany" from the Federal Government's portal for professionals from abroad. Phone: 030 1815-1111 Service hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The renewal of your residence permit must be requested from the immigration authority responsible for your residence. The procedure is as follows: Depending on the immigration authority and concerns, it may be possible to apply via the Internet. Find out if your immigration authority offers the electronic application for a residence permit. If the application is only possible in person, make an appointment with the immigration authority. During the appointment, your application will be accepted and your evidence will be checked (bring it with you to the appointment). Your fingerprints will be taken for the renewal of the electronic residence permit (eAT card). In the event of an electronic application, the immigration authority will contact you after receipt of your application in order to arrange an appointment at the immigration office. During the appointment, your proofs will be checked (bring them with you to the appointment) and your fingerprints will be taken for the renewal of the electronic residence permit (eAT card). If your request is met, the immigration authority will arrange for the eAT card to be produced. After about six to eight weeks, you can pick up the eAT card from the immigration office. The eAT card must always be taken up in person. Fees apply for the renewal of the residence permit. The timing and form of payment vary depending on the authority : Responsible in the state of Brandenburg is the immigration authority of the district/district-free city