Extend residence permit Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

A temporary residence permit must be extended if you want to stay in Germany beyond its duration. For the extension a personal visit to the migration office is necessary. In order to make the procedure as easy as possible for you, you will automatically receive an appointment for the extension from us, approx. 2 months before your old residence permit expires. In the letter of invitation you will find all information about the requirements and which documents you need to bring with you. So you do not have to make an appointment yourself.

However, you must bring all the documents specified in the letter of invitation with you, since you must prove that you meet the requirements even if your residence permit is extended. Otherwise the residence permit cannot be extended.

  • Aufenthaltsgesetz (AufenthG)

You will receive an invitation by mail in good time, approximately 2 months before your old residence permit expires, to the date for the examination whether the requirements for the extension of the residence permit are met. You must bring all the documents specified in the letter of invitation to this appointment.

If something has changed in your life situation that could have an effect on the extension of your residence permit, you must also inform us of this and, if necessary, provide proof of this. Therefore, please also bring along documents that we have not requested, but which could be important for the decision on the extension of the residence permit. These could be, for example:

  • documents concerning your family situation, if it has changed,
  • current notices from other authorities concerning your personal situation,
  • if necessary, current medical certificates if you cannot work for health reasons

If you are unable to attend the appointment, please send us an e-mail to the address given in the invitation letter, asking for another appointment. However, we would like to point out that in such a case we cannot guarantee that your residence permit can be extended in time for the expiry date. We therefore strongly advise you to keep the date sent to you.

If you have not received an invitation from us 1 month before your residence permit expires, please send us an e-mail and ask for an appointment to extend your residence permit to mailto:office@migrationsamt.bremen.de

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