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 winter semester 2018/19
Tuesday 11:00-13:00
Friday 12:30-14:30
Telephone service hour:
Tuesday 13:00-14:00

 

Opening hours during the semester break
18.02. - 22.03.2019 Tuesdays 11:00-13:00
Telephone service hour: 13:00-14:00
Enrolment of students in (exchange) programmes
25.03. - 05.04.2019 open daily
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00-12:30
Thursday 13:00-15:30
From 08.04.2019 regular opening hours

enlightened Please take a queue number in Orbis (room 1068) and wait there until your number is called. The queue numbers will be issued starting from 10:00, when the Info Desk opens. According to our opening hours, we can only issue a limited number of tickets. Please help us by preparing your documents and filling out the application forms as well as possible - the Info Desk is happy to support you with this! 
[Explanation: Resulting from the wage disputes (Tarifkämpfe) of the student employees last year, we have to convert information and advisory services step by step into TV-L positions. This requires time and increased financial resources. Therefore, the Visa Service is unfortunately only staffed by one person at this time. We deeply regret this necessity, and nevertheless will do our best to maintain this service for you. Due to this, longer waiting times and limitations are to be expected.]


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


+++ CURRENT INFORMATION +++

enlightened Book an appointment for the mobile registration office in Orbis (Registration, Anmeldung einer Wohnung) for Thurs., 21.03., 04.04. and 11.04.2019 from 9:30-15:30! Registration via e-mail, orbis@hu-berlin.de, or in person as of 25.03. in Orbis (room 1068, HU main building). ► Information sheet

We advise all of you to use the Visa Service if possible. The processing time is approx. 3-4 weeks! At the beginning of the semester, however, the processing time can take somewhat longer.

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" in ► 5.1.3 student residence permit.  

Further information from the Foreigners' Registration Office on residence permits is available under the keywords "Studium und Wissenschaft in Berlin".

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Our Visa Service Team:


Photo: Isabella Oppen

Guide for International Students

Guide for International Students

Contact

Visa Service
Location:

HU-Hauptgebäude
Unter den Linden 6
Room 1071
Phone:
(+49 30)
20 93-46 746
Only during opening hours
E-Mail:
visaservice@hu-berlin.de