Residence permit granted for exceptional hardship cases for reasons of international law, humanitarian or political law
You are in possession of a residence permit. An extension of your residence permit cannot be renewed in accordance with the general rules. A residence permit under other regulations is also out of the question. This residence permit can then be extended if, due to special circumstances of the individual case, leaving the federal territory would be an exceptional hardship for you. There must also be the general conditions for granting a residence permit (in particular livelihood security, clarified identity, no interest in expulsion). The residence permit does not entitle you to work. It may be permitted on request by the immigration authority. A residence permit may be issued to them. You are entitled to social benefits (basic security for jobseekers under the Social Code II or basic insurance in old age or in the event of disability under social code XII) and child benefit. Family reunification is excluded. You are not entitled to participate in an integration course. They can only be admitted to participation within available course places.
Presentation of the currently valid residence permit current biometric photo Proof of identity, e.B. passport, ID card, birth certificate, marriage certificate; Citizenship card Employment contract or binding job offer in the case of regulated professions: your professional licence (e.g. approval or professional exercise permit) Proof of your health insurance lease
Receive from your local immigration authority Online procedure possible: no Personal appearance required: yes
Possession of a residence permit No possibility of renewing or issuing another residence permit Special circumstances of the individual case justify exceptional hardness Threatening the enforceable obligation to leave Presentation of the general conditions for grant (e.g. livelihood, adequate housing, passport requirement) No interest in expulsion No entry or residence ban
An exceptional hardness can only be assumed if you are in an emergency that is clearly different from that of other foreigners.
As a rule, you must apply for the extension of your residence permit in person due to an exceptional hardship. Arrange a preliminary meeting with the local immigration authority. You can also find out about the process of the application and which documents you have to submit and in what form on the respective website of the foreigners' website. Your fingerprints will be taken during your appointment. If your application is granted, the immigration authority instructs the Federal Printing Office to produce the electronic residence permit. The residence permit is in the form of a cheque card with additional electronic functions. Please contact the competent immigration authority for the duration of the procedure until the residence permit is issued.