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 Foreigners' Registration Office (Berliner Ausländerbehörde).
Doctoral students should contact the International Scholar Services (ISS).

Opening hours during the semester break
Tuesday 15:00-17:00
Telephone service hours
Visa Service will be closed on Tues., 04.09.2018
24.09.-10.10.2018 open daily
(Enrolment of international students)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00-12:30
Visa Service will be closed on Wed., 03.10.2018 (Holiday)
From 11.10.2018 regular opening hours

Application/extension of residence permits

1.   Application for a residence permit
1.1 Extension of a residence permit

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


We advise all of you to use the Visa Service if possible. The current processing time is approx. 3 weeks!

If, however, you are in a hurry or for certain reasons wish to go personally to the Berlin Foreigners' Registration Office, please note that the new service building for students is located at Keplerstraße 2, 10589 Berlin (Charlottenburg).
► Current waiting situation
► Location
Otherwise, book an appointment online for the student residence permit application. Make sure to do this in good time! ► Termin (eAppointment).

We are happy to advise you, give tips and check whether your documents are complete.

More details can be found in the "Guide for International Students" under point 5.1.3 student residence permit.  

For further information from the Foreigners' Registration Office on residence permits, try the keywords "Studium und Wissenschaft in Berlin".


Our Visa Service Team:


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