Residence permit for international, humanitarian or political reasons Extension for exceptional hardship cases

You are in possession of a residence permit because of the existence of exceptional hardship. The circumstances giving rise to hardship are still present. This residence permit can then be extended if, due to special circumstances of the individual case, leaving the federal territory would continue to mean an exceptional hardship for you. In addition, the reasons for an obstacle to leaving and the other reasons for terminating the stay must not be omitted. The general conditions for issuing a residence permit must continue to be met (in particular livelihood security, clarified identity, no interest in expulsion) unless the aliens authority does not, at its discretion, do so. The extension of your residence permit still does not entitle you to work. It can only be allowed on request by the immigration authority. A residence permit may continue to be issued to them. You are entitled to social benefits (basic security for jobseekers under SGB II or basic insurance in old age or in case of disability under SGB 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.

previous residence permit current biometric photo Proof of identity, if available e.B. passport, ID card, birth certificate, marriage certificate; Citizenship card Proof of your health insurance lease


Receive from your local immigration authority Online procedure possible: no Personal appearance required: yes

Preconditions
The residence permit shall be renewed if the conditions which must be met at the time of the first issue remain in place. Existence of an application for renewal No grounds for refusal No entry or residence ban
Section 8 (1) i. V.m. Section 25 para. 4 p. 2 AufenthG Section 5 AufenthG Section 12 AufenthG Section 29 (3) AufenthG Section 44 AufenthG Section 44a AufenthG Section 78 AufenthG Section 78a AufenthG Section 45 EnenthV Section 50 EnenthV Section 53 EnenthV

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As a rule, you must apply to your competent immigration authority for the renewal of your residence permit in person - early before the expiry of the validity of your residence permit. 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. If you have applied for an extension within the time limit (before the expiry of the validity of your residence permit), your previous stay is deemed to be permitted until the decision of the immigration authority. If your application is granted, the immigration authority instructs the Federal Printing Office to produce the electronic residence permit (eAT) with a new validity date Regarding the duration of the procedure until the residence permit is issued, please contact the competent immigration authority

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Last update or date of publication
29.10.2020