Residence permit for the purpose of training Extension for study preparation and study

The residence permit for the purpose of study is a temporary residence permit. You can apply for renewal of your residence permit if you have not yet completed your degree, but can still reach it within a reasonable period of time. For the duration of the stay, a stay of ten years is generally the upper limit. When deciding on the renewal of a residence permit for the purpose of study, the aliens authority may seek and take into account opinions from the higher education institution or other institutions admitted to training or further education in matters relating to the requirements of study, the course of studies, the degree programme and other academic matters. The same conditions apply to the renewal of the residence permit for the purpose of study as to the grant. In particular, your livelihood should be secured for the duration of your studies. In the event of renewal, your residence permit will be limited again. The residence permit for the purpose of study is extended by at least one year and usually for two years or for the remaining duration of the course. If you participate in a Union or multilateral programme of mobility measures (e.B. Erasmus+ programme of the European Union) or if the foreigner is subject to an agreement between two or more higher education institutions, the residence permit shall be extended for at least two years. If the course lasts less than two years, it is extended by its duration. 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

Passport or passport replacement Current biometric photo Existing residence permits Proof of livelihood (e.g.B. blocked account with a German bank, scholarship certificate or commitment) Proof of your health insurance Ggfls. Evidence of achievements in studies lease


Forms: You can obtain government-specific forms from your immigration authority, if necessary they are also offered online. Online procedure possible in some cases Written form required: yes Personal appearance required: yes

Preconditions
You have a recognised and valid passport or passport replacement as well as the valid residence permit for the purpose of studying in accordance with Section 16b paragraph 1 of the Residence Act. 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 They have not yet reached the degree and can demonstrate that they can reach it within a reasonable period of time. Your livelihood is guaranteed for the entire duration of your studies.
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. Federal Government portal for skilled workers from abroad https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/de/ueber-das-portal/kontakt/hotline/

The renewal of your residence permit must be requested from the immigration authority responsible for your residence. 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, arrange a preliminary appointment with the immigration authority. During the appointment, your request will be accepted and your evidence will be checked (please bring it with you to the appointment). Your fingerprints will be taken for the issuance of the electronic residence permit (eAT). In the event of an electronic application, the immigration authority will contact you after receipt of your online application in order to arrange a meeting at the immigration office. During the appointment, your evidence will be checked (please bring it with you to the appointment) and your fingerprints will be taken for the issuance of the 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 eAT card from the immigration office. Fees apply for the renewal of the residence permit. The timing and form of payment vary depending on the authority