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Residence permit


International students who are non-EU-citizens and want to live longer than 3 months in Germany are required to get a residence permit (in case they don't already have a visa that is valid for the whole time of their stay). This applies equally to non-EU-citizens who got an entry visa before coming to Germany (which expires after 3 months) and to those who need no visa to enter the country.

As a non-EU-citizen you must apply for a residence permit within 3 months upon your arrival if you did not already get a visa for the whole period of your stay. You can do this easily through the TU Berlin visa office. Just make an appointment during office hours or sign up on the appointment list on Fridays at 10:00 am in front of room H 51 (located on the ground floor of the main building). In case you have further questions please contact our colleagues in room H51 or send them an email:

You need:
  • Letter of admission or enrollment confirmation (you can download it from your TUB student account)
  • Passport with a long enough period of validity
  • Proof of health insurance
  • 1 biometric passport photo
  • Proof of sufficient financial support (documents that prove you have enough funds to cover the costs of living, e.g. a bank statement, an official letter in which your parents guarantee financial support or a scholarship gran)
  • Application fee of at least €60
  • A set of copies of all the documents
You can also apply directly at the authorities:
Address of the Immigration Office for students:
Keplerstr. 2
10589 Berlin

Office hours
Monday & Tuesday     7 am - 2 pm
Wednesday                 only with appointment!
Thursday                    10 am - 6 pm
Friday                         closed
For more information click here!
Scroll down to "responsible authorities" and click on "make an appointment"

Should all your documents be complete and correct you will get the residence permit right away!

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