Residence Permit

Residence Permit

header image

Our service

Residence permit

Does not apply to EU citizens and citizens of Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein

Competent Authority

Kleyerstraße 86
60326 Frankfurt am Main
Eingang: Rebstöcker Straße 4
Phone
Fax
Internet

All topics at a glance

Service description

Section 7 Residence Act - AufenthG

 The residence permit is a purpose-bound and time-limited residence title. 

 The residence permit is always limited in time and purpose; the legal basis for issuing it is generally noted in the document.
 
 
Reasons for issuing a residence permit

  • Training and studies (Section 16 et seq Residence Act)
  • Gainful employment (Section 18 et seq Residence Act)
  • International law, humanitarian or political reasons (Section 22 et seq Residence Act)
  • Family reasons (Section 27 et seq Residence Act)
  • Special cases, such as the right of return according to Section 37 Residence Act, residence for former Germans (Section 38 Residence Act) or a different purpose of residence by way of exception according to Section 7 (1) Sentence 3 Residence Act.

This list is not exhaustive.

Possession of a residence permit can lead to a settlement permit, depending on the type of purpose of residence.