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(sticky label), the residence card and permanent residence card, and the substitute paper identity card, have been superseded since 1 September 2011 by the electronic residence permit in credit card format.

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Warning!

There have been several occasions very recently in which people have pretended to be employees of the Federal Office and asked for an interview at which they questioned asylum applicants intensively. This took place in some cases on the pretext that a second hearing was allegedly needed. Important: The Federal Office does not conduct home visits! These individuals do not work for the Federal Office. The Federal Office has therefore filed criminal charges. If something similar happens to you, or if you observe anything of this nature as a carer, please report this to your local police station.Interviewers from reputable survey institutes who are currently conducting interviews as part of research projects in which data are collected on a voluntary basis clearly state who they are working for. They also give the name of the survey institute and prove this by showing the appropriate documentation. This means that you can make enquiries should you have any doubts.

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