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Electronic residence permit Grant

The electronic residence permits (eAT) are issued and handed over as a separate document in credit card format with additional electronic functions. Inside the map, the eAT has a contactless chip on which biometric features (characteristics: photo and two fingerprints after the age of 6), ancillary provisions relating to the residence permit (e.g. for gainful employment) and personal data are stored. In addition, the chip receives an electronic proof of identity and the possibility to use an electronic signature.

The following residence permits are issued in the format of the electronic residence permit (eAT):
  • Residence permit
  • Permission to establish
  • Permission to permanent residence-EC
  • Residence card for third-country nationals Family members of a Union citizen or a national of an EEA State
  • Permanent residence card for third-country nationals family members of a Union citizen or a national of an EEA State
  • Residence permit for Swiss and their third-country nationals of family if they choose an eAT

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

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