If you are in a civil service relationship with a German employer and are staying in Germany to fulfil your official duties, you usually have a temporary residence permit. You can apply for the extension of the residence permit if the validity of your residence permit ends and you want to continue your service in Germany. You should apply for the extension of your residence permit at the latest eight weeks before the expiry of the time limit at the immigration office responsible for your place of residence. The same conditions shall apply to the extension as to the grant. This means that you are still in a civil service relationship with a German employer and would like to stay in Germany to fulfil your official duties. In the event of renewal, your residence permit will be limited again. The duration of the time limit depends on the planned duration of your service. For the extension of your residence permit, a participation of the Federal Employment Agency is not required. Under certain circumstances, you may have been obliged to participate in 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 Office can reject your application for an extension of the residence permit. If you have not yet completed the integration course, the residence permit will only be extended by one year until you successfully complete it or provide proof that your integration into social and social life has taken place elsewhere. If you have been in possession of a residence permit for the exercise of official duties with a German employer for three years, you are entitled to a permanent residence permit (settlement permit). This is not the requirement to have made contributions to the statutory pension insurance for at least 60 months or to have to prove expenses for a claim to comparable benefits.