Visa Service for international students
Our services here include applying for and extending your residence permit at the Berlin Foreigners' Registration Office (Berliner Ausländerbehörde) as well as counselling and support.
The Visa Service is available to all international students and doctoral candidates as well as visiting scholars and will gladly help if any questions or problems occur.
|Tuesday||11.00 - 13.00|
|Thursday||13.00 - 15.00|
The final deadline for the submission of passports in the summer term 2013 is Thursday, 6th June 2013.
Location: "Orbis Humboldtianus"
Phone (during office hours only): (+49 30) 20 93-22 21
Visa Service Team:
Application/extension of residence permits
At the moment, we experience long waiting times at the 'Firmenservice' (corporate service) of the Foreigners' Registration Office, where we submit your applications. If you are under time pressure, we therefore advice you to go to the Foreigners' Registration Office yourself by arranging an appointment online in time ► eAppointment, as there are also long waiting lists for appointments.
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Since 1st September 2011, the electronic residence permit (eAT) is getting issued card-sized including biometric information. This changed the used procedures which may result in delays. We can give you advice on further details.
In the light of recent events we'd like to remind you to check your documents for completeness before (!) you see us. Please also bring copies of your papers and your passport (data page and current visa). This will help reducing the waiting time for yourself and others.
Please contact us as soon as possible for advice on the deadlines for the application of your residence permit!
New since 1 August 2012:
For further information by the Foreigners' Registration Office on residence permits try the key word "Studium in Berlin".