The EU residence permit for EU citizens and nationals of EEA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) has been abolished. These persons are only required to register with the local authorities and obtain a certificate of free movement (Freizügigkeitsbescheinigung).
Citizens from all other countries require a residence permit which is issued by the Foreigners’ Registration Office (Ausländerbehörde). Within 3 months after arrival your study visa must be converted into a residence permit. The residence permit is generally issued for a period of one or two years depending on the application. It can be extended on the condition that the holder applies for extension prior to the expiry of the respective period of validity.
Dahlem Research School has made special arrangements with the Foreigners’ Registration Office. If you have all the necessary documents ready for processing, you can submit them to the Student Exchange Office on FU Campus.
Important note: Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.
While your papers are being processed by the Foreigners’ Office you will receive a document confirming that your passport is currently at the German authorities. We therefore suggest you submit your documents when you will not need your passport for 2-3 weeks. For example, you should open a bank account and register at the local authorities before you submit your passport for processing.
You will be notified when your residence permit is ready to be picked up.
Please call ahead on the day you want to go or send an email to confirm that office hours have not been cancelled.
Office hours: Monday 9:30 to 2pm.
Address: Student Exchange Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt)
Mr. Zoltan Juhasz, Brümmerstrasse 52, Room 105 (U3 Thielplatz)
Phone: 030 838 57304
Address: Landesamt für Bürger- und Ordnungsangelegenheiten
Abteilung IV – Ausländerbehörde
Friedrich-Krause-Ufer 24, 13353 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 / 90 269-0
Mon 07:00 a.m. – 02:00 p.m.
Tue 07:00 a.m. – 02:00 p.m.
Thu 10:00 a.m. – 06:00 p.m.