Permission for permanent residence-EC Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

The permit for permanent residence-EC is comparable to the residence permit. It is also a permanent residence permit and, as a third country national, allows you to increase mobility within the EU area. Conditions Your identity has been clarified and you are fulfilling the passport and visa requirements. They have been living in Germany for at least five years without interruption with a residence permit. Your livelihood and that of your relatives are secured by fixed and regular income. You are insured in the statutory health insurance or have an indefinite or automatically extended health insurance cover. You have paid contributions to the statutory pension insurance scheme or to another pension institution with comparable benefits. They have sufficient knowledge of German and basic knowledge of the German legal and social order. You have enough living space for yourself and your family. There is no reason for expulsion or any other reason for public security or public order which precludes the issue of the permanent residence permit EC.

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Proof of compliance with passport and visa requirements Proof that you have been living in Germany without interruption for at least five years with a residence permit Proof of proof of livelihood Proof of health insurance cover Proof of paid pension contributions or payments to a comparable pension scheme Proof of sufficient knowledge of German and basic knowledge of the German legal and social order Proof of adequate housing for yourself and your family Proof that there is no grounds for expulsion or other grounds of public security or public order which preclude the issue of the permanent residence permit EC



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Since 1 September 2011, you will receive a residence permit in the form of a cheque card with additional electronic functions. For more information, see "Introduction of the Electronic Residence Permit (eAT)".