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Apply for an extension of the residence permit for study preparation and study

The residence permit for the purpose of studying is a temporary residence permit. You can apply for the extension of the residence permit if you have not yet completed your studies, but can still achieve it within a reasonable period of time. For the duration of stay, a stay of ten years is usually considered the upper limit.

When deciding on the extension of a residence permit for the purpose of studying, the Foreigners' Registration Office may obtain and take into account the opinions of the university or other institutions admitted to training or further education in questions of study requirements, course of studies, graduation and other academic matters.

For the extension of the residence permit for the purpose of studying, the same conditions apply as for the granting. In particular, your livelihood should be secured for the duration of your studies.

In the event of an extension, your residence permit will again be limited in time. The residence permit for the purpose of studying is extended by at least one year and usually by two years or by the remaining duration of the study.

When participating in a Union or multilateral programme with mobility measures (e.B. ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union) or if the foreigner is subject to an agreement between two or more higher education institutions, the residence permit is extended for at least two years. If the course lasts less than two years, it is extended by its duration.

As a rule, the residence permit cannot be renewed if this has already been ruled out when the residence permit was issued or last renewed.

Process flow

The extension of your residence permit must be applied for at the immigration authority responsible for your place of residence.

  • Depending on the foreigners' registration office and concerns, it may be possible to apply via the Internet. Find out whether your immigration office offers the electronic application for a residence permit.
  • If the application is only possible in person, please arrange an appointment with the Foreigners' Registration Office.
  • During the appointment, your application will be accepted and your proofs will be checked (please bring them with you to the appointment). Your fingerprints will be taken for the issuance of the electronic residence permit (eAT).
  • In the event of an electronic application, the Foreigners' Registration Office will contact you after receipt of your online application in order to arrange an appointment at the Foreigners' Registration Office. During the appointment, your proofs will be checked (please bring them to the appointment) and your fingerprints will be taken for the issuance of the eAT card.
  • If your application is granted, the Foreigners' Registration Office will arrange for the eAT card to be produced.
  • After about six to eight weeks, you can pick up an eAT card at the Foreigners' Registration Office.
  • Fees apply for the extension of the residence permit. The timing and form of payment vary depending on the authority

Competent authority

The foreigners' authority responsible for the applicant's place of residence.

Requirements

  • You have a recognised and valid passport or passport substitute as well as a valid residence permit for the purpose of studying in accordance with § 16b paragraph 1 of the Residence Act.
  • The validity period of your residence permit will expire in the near future.
  • There is no interest in expulsion against you.
  • Your stay does not endanger or adversely affect the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • They have not yet completed their studies and can prove that they can achieve it within a reasonable period of time.
  • Your livelihood is secured for the entire duration of your studies.

Which documents are required?

  • Passport or passport replacement
  • Current biometric photo
  • Existing residence permit
  • Proof of subsistence (e.B. blocked account with a German bank, scholarship certificate or declaration of commitment)
  • Proof of your health insurance
  • If applicable, proof of achievements in the course of study
  • lease

What are the fees?

  • Extension of the residence permit for the purpose of studying
  • for a further stay of up to three months: EUR 96
  • for a further stay of more than three months: EUR 93
  • Under certain conditions, a fee reduction or exemption may be considered

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

  • Extension of the residence permit: at the latest eight weeks before the expiry of your still valid residence permit for the purpose of studying
  • Appeal period: 1 month

Processing duration

about six to eight weeks

Applications / forms

  • Forms: You can obtain authority-specific forms from your immigration office, if necessary they are also offered online.
  • Online procedure possible in isolated cases
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: yes

Appeal

An action may be brought before the competent administrative court against negative decisions of the Foreigners' Registration Office.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport

Unit 64 (Aliens and Asylum Law)

Professionally released on

27.10.2020

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Sicherheit und Ordnung

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Ausländerbehörde
Telephone: 05931 44-0
responsible for:

Data protection information

Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen

Postal address: Post Office Box 1134

Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)

Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Parking:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Parking Place: Number: 60, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Credit Transfer, Bank Transfer, Cash Payment, Sepa Direct Debit, Paypal

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
Room:
19
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.