Visa / Residende Permit

According to the Residence Act * (AufenthG), international students generally require a permit for entry ** to and residence in Germany.

International students therefore need a residence permit for their stay, which is issued by the Berlin Immigration Office.

Students and their relatives please apply for a residence permit at the Keplerstraße location:
Keplerstrasse 2
10589 Berlin
(Mierendorffplatz subway station)
Tel: (030) 90269-4000
Opening hours:
Mon, Tue 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Please also note the information on the following website of the Berlin Immigration Office.


  * Does not apply to Union citizens who are entitled to freedom of movement and their family members or diplomats.

** For some countries, an exception applies to entry. See website of the Berlin Immigration Office.