Issuing a residence permit for children born in Germany

A child born in Germany can be granted a residence permit if one of the parents has a residence permit, a settlement permit or a permit for permanent residence - EU.

If, at the time of birth, both parents or the parent with sole custody have a residence permit, a settlement permit or a permit for permanent residence - EU, the child born in Germany is granted the residence permit ex officio.

The stay of a child born in Germany, whose mother or father is in possession of a visa at the time of birth or is allowed to stay visa-free, is considered permitted until the expiry of the visa or the lawful visa-free stay.

  • Child's passport (the child must either have their own valid passport or be registered in a parent's passport)
  • 1 current biometric passport photo (not older than 6 months), 35mm x 45mm, frontal shot, bright background
  • Birth certificate
  • Parents' passports

Preconditions

  • Born in Germany
  • The child must have been born in Germany and be registered together with the parent (part) with custody.

Related Links

  • ยง 33 Residence Act (AufenthG)

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