More on topics such as staying abroad, visas or proof of German language skills.
You want to travel abroad, but you don't know how long you can leave the country without your residence permit expiring? Here you will find an overview.
If a residence permit is expired or due to expire in the near future, the local Ausländerbehörde (Immigration Authority) may issue a Fiktionsbescheinigung.
You have a new passport or your old passport has become invalid? Then there are now some things to consider!
If you wish to apply for a residence permit, you must prove that you are sufficiently covered by health insurance.
Applicants for certain visas and residence permits may have to demonstrate that they can understand and speak German.
Handbook Germany answers questions about the Blue Passport (Blauer Pass).
If you're planning on visiting, working or studying in Hamburg, you should be aware of which entry requirements apply to your situation.
Further information on entry and stay on the page of the Federal Police (only in German).