All internationals (except EU nationals) who would like to stay in Germany for an extended time, whether this is for study or work purposes, will need a suitable residence permit. The residence title defines your legal status with regard to your right of residence here in Germany.
The residence title defined in the “AufenthG – Residence Act” determines for which purpose and by which conditions third country nationals are allowed to stay in Germany.
In general the residence permit is only temporary. Therefore the residence title also states for how long a person is allowed to stay in Germany.
Please find below more information on what is needed to apply for a residence permit according to your Nationality.
Please find below information about what you need to consider, required documents and where you can apply for a residence permit if you need one.
The information on this website is not legally binding.