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Residence in Germany

If you would like to move to Germany or have recently moved here, the provisions contained in the law on residence are particularly important. You will find basic information on this topic here.

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Contacts

Various offices in Germany provide advice on residence. You can find the relevant contacts here.

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The electronic residence permit

The existing residence permit (sticky label), the residence card and permanent residence card, and the substitute paper identity card, have been superseded since 1 September 2011 by the electronic residence permit in credit card format.

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