Residence Permit Hamburg

Do you need a residence permit for yourself or your child? This online service can help. You can enter your personal details online, upload your documents and submit everything to the correct agency. The agency can then start processing your application. Information on this online service and the processing of your residence permit can be found below.

Notice for persons from Ukraine seeking protection in Germany: The Hamburg Service vor Ort is not in charge of extensions of residence permits in accordance with § 24 AufenthG. The Behörde für Inneres und Sport is in charge in these cases. You can find more Information here:

To start the online service, click on the following "Hier starten"-button.

Hier starten

Welche Voraussetzungen muss ich erfüllen?

Zur Nutzung dieses Dienstes benötigen Sie ein Einfaches Servicekonto.

What are the requirements for using this service?
No registration is necessary to use this service.
▪ To use the online service you need a valid residence permit or visa. You can also use the online service if you do not need a visa to enter Germany.
▪ You cannot use the online service if you have a temporary suspension of deportation (Duldung) or residence authorisation (Aufenthaltsgestattung). In that case, please contact the Amt für Migration.

Worauf muss ich sonst noch achten?

What else should I be aware of?
The online service has three stages:
• Stage 1: We ask you about your current situation. Based on your answers, we identify the correct residence permit for you. At the end of this stage, we provide a list of documents that we need for your residence permit. Please get these documents ready to upload in stage 2.
• Stage 2: We ask you about your personal details. Then you upload all the documents. Your details and documents will then be sent to the agency that is dealing with your application.
▪ Stage 3: Once your case has been processed, you will receive an appointment from us without being asked.

Wie hoch sind die Kosten?

How much does it cost?
The online service is free.
A residence permit costs around 100 Euros in fees.
There are also fees for residence permits for spouses, children or parents of German citizens.

Wie lange dauert die Bearbeitung durch mich?

How long will the online service take?
You will need around 15 to 25 minutes.

Wie lange dauert die Bearbeitung durch uns?

How long will it take us to process your application? Several weeks. The duration mainly depends on how complete your upload of documents are.

Fragen zum Thema Hilfe & Datenschutz

Hier finden Sie Informationen zum Datenschutz.