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German Residence Permit 2022 Online Application & Instructions

German Residence Permit Application Process

This article explains how one can obtain a residence permit in 2022 to live legally in Germany for study purposes. After entering Germany on one time German entry VISA, you are required to apply for a German Residence Permit to stay legally in German University for the duration of your education.

Documents Required to Acquire a German Residence Permit

  • You must be having your id card or passport which must show that you are having a valid visa as you will be an international student in Germany.
  • A letter that would be confirming your current living address, issued by the owner of the rented place.
  • Rental Contract
  1. You need to get enrolled in the degree program you wish to participate in so that you will be able to use the university resources. Moreover, this needs to be done within the specific time period mentioned in the letter of admission. Furthermore, this process is known as matriculation. It will be completed by submitting the necessary documents to “Studentensekretariat”which is a student affair office. Lastly, you have to pay the fee for the semester before getting a password and id card.

Documents Required to Enroll at a German University

  • You must be having your id card or passport which must show that you are having a valid visa as you will be an international student in Germany.
  • Admission confirmation
  • Passport size photographs
  • Alliance qualification as of the German university, which will allow you to study at German university
  • Student health insurance

Furthermore, “Akademisches Auslandsamt” is the international office located within the university that will give you all of the information you are required to know for your studies and residence permit.

  • You can get your visa extension by applying at the “Einwohnermeldeamt” which is a local Foreign Authority Office. Visa extension is required almost by everybody to complete their studies.

Documents Required to apply for a residence permit for studies in Germany

  • Id card or passport showing you have a valid visa
  • Rental contract
  • Completely filled and signed application form ‘Antrag auf Erteilung eines Aufenthaltstitels’ for a residence permit.
  • Documents depicting your current permanent address
  • Registration confirmation
  • Passport size photographs
  • Letter from the owner of the place confirming your address
  • Financial resources proof (the one you showed at the time of applying for visa)
  • Admission proof which is the enrolment certificate or acceptance letter, conditional or unconditional
  • The application fee, which is 56-100 euros and 49-96 euros when you want to extend the residence permit.


Yousaf Saeed

(Editor) I am a 3 times winner of a fully funded scholarship and studied abroad in top Universities without paying any single penny. I hold a Ph.D. degree in engineering and enjoyed the benefit of studying in most prestigious institutes. It is my passion to write on topics that help students to understand how they can find and apply for scholarships abroad and how they can conduct their academic research work effectively. It is my hobby to write for the students who are interested to inquire about what is it like to study in German Universities. There are various scholarships offered by the German education system to international students and I think it is a good thing to share easy tips that students may adapt to win those scholarships to get a chance to study in Germany.

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