Visa Service for Students

Our Visa Service is available to all international students of HU Berlin. Through the Visa Service, you can both apply for and extend your residence permit and receive multilingual support and advice. This way, you can save yourself the trip to the Berlin Immigration Office (Landesamt für Einwanderung).

Doctoral students should contact the International Scholar Services (ISS).

Opening hours during the semester break
17.02.-27.03.2020 on Tuesdays, 12:00-15:00

Tuesday 10:00-16:00
Thursday 10:00-16:00

09.04.2020 12:00-14:00
10.04.-13.04.2020 Easter holidays, closed

Please note: Due to the policies to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the Visa Service is closed until further notice. Passports that have already been processed and contain a residence permit cannot be issued at this time, as the Immigration Office is also currently closed to the public. You will receive a notification from us via e-mail once you can pick-up your passport from the Visa Service. Nevertheless, we will continue to answer your questions by e-mail. Please see our FAQ below.

Current situation in the Berlin Immigration Office
Starting Monday, 16 March 2020, the issuance of documents relating to the residence permit for ALL persons will generally not be possibile until further notice.

Please note that temporary documents regarding the right of residence in Germany will be considered as valid by the Berlin Immigration Office (including the secondary provisions of these documents with regard to type and scope of employment in particular) until operations can be fully resumed. Use the online registration if your residence permit will expire before 19 April 2020, and print out the certificate proving the continued validity of your residence permit (Bescheinigung für die Fortgeltung des Aufenthaltsrechts).

Please be aware that travelling abroad and re-entering Germany are only possible with a residence permit that is still valid.

FAQ Freqently asked Questions about the Visa Service and residence permits

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Opening hours summer semester 2020 starting 20.04.2020
(planned start of the lecture period)
Tuesday 14:30-16:30
Thursday 13:00-15:00
Telephone service hour:
Thursday 15:00-16:00


Application/extension of residence permits

1.   Application for a residence permit

1.1 Extension of a residence permit

1.2 Residence permit to seek employment

2.   Application for an electronic residence permit (eAT) with or without eID function



Our Visa Service Team:

Photo: Isabella Oppen


Guide for International Students

Guide for International Students


Visa Service

Unter den Linden 6
Room 1071
(+49 30)
20 93-46 746
Only during opening hours