Electronic residence permit issuance
The electronic residence titles (eAT) are issued and handed out as a separate document in credit card format with additional electronic functions. Inside the card, the eAT has a contactless chip on which biometric features (features: photograph and two fingerprints after reaching the age of 6), ancillary provisions in connection with 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.
- Residence permit
- Settlement permit
- EC long-term residence permit
- Residence card for third-country national family members of an EU citizen or of an EEA national
- Permanent residence card for third-country national family members of an EU citizen or of an EEA national
- Residence permit for Swiss nationals and their third-country family members if they opt for an eAT
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the district, the district-free city, the large independent city as well as the region of Hanover, the state capital Hanover and the city of Göttingen.
Which documents are required?
- Passport and other documents - depending on which procedures have been preceded
Since the individual case is decisive, the necessary documents should be requested in advance from the competent authority.
What are the fees?
Fee: 100,00 EURPayment in advance: NoIssuance of a residence permit for up to one year
Fee: 110,00 EURPayment in advance: NoIssuance of a residence permit of more than one year
Fee: 65,00 - 80,00 EURPayment in advance: NoExtension of residence permit
Fee: 135,00 - 250,00 EURPayment in advance: NoSettlement permit
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Please apply for the renewal of a residence permit at least 2 months before the expiry of your previous residence permit.
In the case of temporary residence permits, the date of validity of the permit is used to determine the period of validity.
Period of Validity: 10 YearsMaximum period of validity for permanent residence permits. It is subject to passport validity.
Processing Time: 4 - 6 WeeksThe electronic residence permit (eAT) is issued by Bundesdruckerei in Berlin and sent to the responsible office.
What else should I know?
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.