§16b AufenthG - Students 

Erforderliche Unterlagen

  • Application form - filled out and signed (issuance or extension of a residence permit)
  • 1 new biometric passport photo
  • Valid passport & copies (data sheet, entry visa, stamps, labels)
  • Current health insurance membership certificate, not older than 3 months (no chip card)
  • Current proof of residence (housing form from the Potsdam Foreigners' Registration Office, filled out and stamped by the homeowner/landlord, homeowners must submit an excerpt from the land register)
  • Joint declaration of marriage for one another (one form per spouse)
  • Residence registration from the City Hall (Bürgerservice)
  • Letter of admission from a state-recognized college or university
  • Certificate of enrollment (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung)
  • Proof of financing/ income; e.g.:
    • Blocked account (currently 10,332.00 Euro/year – as of: 2021) - no current account balance, no bank statements.
    • Full employment contract + salary slips for the last 6 months
    • Scholarship certificate
    • BAföG notification
    • Declaration of commitment (Verpflichtungserklärung)
  • If applicable, other proof of financing (e.g. housing subsidy notice, job center notice)
  • If applicable, study projection (university or college ) and score overview (after exceeding the standard period of study)



  • First application: 100,00 Euro
  • Prolongation: 93,00 Euro


Method of payment

  • Debit card or cash