Residence permit

If you will stay for more than 90 days in Germany, and you are not a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, you have to apply for a residence permit at the Foreigners' Registration Office (Ausländerbehörde).

This applies also in case of an expiring visa.

1. Getting an appointment at the Foreigners' Registration Office

It is necessary to apply online for an appointment to visit the Foreigners’ Registration Office one to two weeks in advance:

Unfortunately the website is available in German language only. Please follow these steps:

  • Set 1 (person) by clicking „+“ in the option "ERTEILUNG/VERLÄNGERUNG/ÜBERTRAGUNG AUFENTHALTSTITEL"
Online Application Form
  • Confirm by clicking on “Weiter” (meaning: „Go on“). Now you have to enter your personal data. After that you have to choose a free day in the calendar.
  • You will receive an e-mail with a confirmation link which you have to click to finish the process.
  • The appointment is confirmed only after you have received the final confirmation by a staff member of the authority.


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2. How to apply for residence permit

Required documents

For your application, you have to provide the following documents at the Foreigners' Registration Office:

  • Completed application form (please download and fill in with a computer, not by hand, then print it out and sign it)
  • Passport (with a valid visa or a valid residence permit from another country within the EU)
  • Confirmation of residency (Meldebescheinigung) from Freiberg resident's registration office (Einwohnermeldeamt in the Bürgerbüro, Obermarkt 21)
  • Rental contract
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Enrolment certificate (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung) from TU Bergakademie Freiberg
  • Document(s) indicating how you are financing your stay in Germany, e.g. by scholarship, parents, savings, or a recent (not older than a few days) German bank account statement that shows a deposit at least 720 Euros per month
  • Biometric passport photograph: It is important that it suits the standards of a biometric portrait picture (see There is a photo booth at the Foreigners’ Registration Office.


The administrative charge is 110 euros, DAAD scholarship holders are exempt from this fee

Address and contact information

You have to submit the application for residence permit in person. For this you have to visit the Foreigners' Registration Office. The address is:

Stabsstelle Ausländer- und Asylangelegenheiten des Landratsamtes Mittelsachsen
 Dr.-Wilhelm-Külz-Straße 16,09618 Brand-Erbisdorf

Phone: +49 3731 799-3600
E-mail: auslaenderbehoerdeatlandkreis-mittelsachsen [dot] de

Opening hours

  • Tues/Thurs: 9 a.m. – 12 noon & 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Mon/Wed: by appointment only

Access by public transport

Take bus line F from the bus station (Busbahnhof) to the stop “Dr.-Wilhelm-Külz-Straße, in Brand-Erbisdorf".

Further information/hints

  • Submit only complete documents as original and as copy.
  • If you have a buddy, you should ask her/him to accompany and translate for you.

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