Residence permit for international, humanitarian or political reasons Extension in the event of a ban on deportation

Extension of a residence permit due to a ban on deportation.

Your residence permit has been issued for at least one year. It can be extended if the prohibition of deportation and the other grant conditions are met.

You must urgently ensure that you submit an application for the extension or issuance of another residence permit (e.g. a settlement permit) before the expiry of the period of validity of your residence permit.

If the application is submitted in good time, i.e. before the expiry of the time limit, further residence is deemed to be permitted until the decision of the Foreigners' Registration Office with all subsequent effects (e.B. the right to exercise gainful employment). A late application (after the end of the time limit specified in the residence permit) can result in considerable legal disadvantages.

  • Request for extension
  • current biometric passport photo
  • Previous residence permit

Further documents depend on the facts and can be requested from your contact person.

Get from your local immigration authority

Online procedure possible: no

Personal appearance required: yes


  • The residence permit shall be renewed if the conditions which must be met when it was first issued continue to be met.
  • Existence of an application for renewal
  • There must be no grounds for refusal
  • A revocation of the determination of the deportation bans by the Federal Office does not exist.


Granting of a settlement permit after five years on application and if the conditions are met

§ 8 Abs. 1 i.V.m. § 25 Abs. 3 AufenthG

§ 26 AufenthG

§ 45 AufenhV

§ 53 Abs. 1 AufenthV

§ 78 AufenthG

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  • Residence Act

As a rule, you must apply for the renewal of your residence permit in person - early before the expiry of the validity of your residence permit - at your competent immigration authority.

Make an appointment with the local immigration authority. You can also find out about the application process and which documents you must submit in which form on the respective website of the Foreigners' Registration Office.

If your application is granted, the Foreigners' Registration Office instructs Bundesdruckerei to produce the electronic residence permit (eAT) with a new validity date.

With regard to the duration of the procedure until the residence permit is handed over, please contact the competent immigration authority.

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