Electronic Residence Title (eAT)

Electronic Residence Title (eAT)

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Electronic Residence Title (eAT)

Since September 2011, residence titles, the residence and permanent residence card and the substitute identity card have no longer been issued in paper form or with an adhesive label, but as an electronic residence title in cheque card-sized format.

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All EU member states were obligated to introduce the electronic residence title ("Elektronischer Aufenthaltstitel" – eAT). The aim is to standardise the residence permits of the European Union and, through the use of biometric data, to increase the bond between document holder and document and to protect against misuse. A separate eAT will be issued for each third-country national (including babies or children).

For further information, please refer to the fact sheets of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees under "What else should I know".

Of course, you can also contact your competent Foreigners' Registration Office ("Ausländerbehörde") if you have any questions.

Please note that the applications to be submitted in this area can only be submitted to the Foreigners' Registration Office. However, the completed residence permits can still be collected either from the Foreigners' Registration Office or from one of the Citizens' Offices.

If you are unable to pick up your residence title in person, please have an authorised person represent you on collection. This person must identify himself/herself and bring your old identity document with him/her. Please use the form handed out to you when you applied, as several declarations on your part will be necessary when you collect your ID.

For more information on questions relating to immigration law, please visit Foreign Nationals' AffairsInternal Link.