Residence permit for the purpose of gainful employment Extension to employment as a civil servant with a German employer

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.

Valid passport Current residence permit Original of your certificate of appointment/appointment Current biometric photo Proof of your health insurance Rental agreement


Online procedures occasionally possible Written form required: yes Personal appearance required: yes

Preconditions
You have a recognized and valid passport or passport replacement. There is no interest in expulsion against you. Your stay does not endanger or affect the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany. They are in a civil service relationship with a German employer and are supposed to fulfil official duties in Germany.
Portal of the Federal Government for skilled workers from abroad https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/de/ueber-das-portal/kontakt/hotline/ Information on obtaining the settlement permit on the website of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (german): https://www.bamf.de/DE/Themen/MigrationAufenthalt/ZuwandererDrittstaaten/Migrathek/Niederlassen/niederlassen-node.html Free advice on the topics of entry, residence and work can also be obtained from the "Hotline Working and Living in Germany" from the federal government's portal for skilled workers from abroad. Phone: 030 1815-1111 Service hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16:00

The extension of your residence permit must be applied for at the immigration office responsible for your place of residence. The procedure is as follows: Depending on the immigration office and concerns, an application via the Internet may be possible. Find out whether your immigration office offers the electronic application for the residence permit. In the event of an electronic application, the Immigration Office will contact you after receipt of your application to make an appointment at the Immigration Office. During the appointment, your proofs will be checked (bring them with you to the appointment). If the application is only possible in person, make an appointment with the immigration office. During the appointment, your application will be accepted and your proofs checked (bring them with you to the appointment). For the renewal of the electronic residence title (eAT card), your fingerprints will be taken at the Immigration Office. After about six to eight weeks, you can pick up the eAT card at the Immigration Office. The collection must always be done in person. There are fees for the extension 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

Responsible for the content
Ministry of the Interior and Municipal Affairs
of the State of Brandenburg

Last update or date of publication
10.07.2020