§18c AufenthG – Permanent residence permit for professionals 

Erforderliche Unterlagen

Required documents:

  • Application form - filled out and signed (issuance of a permanent 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)
  • Residence registration from the City Hall (Bürgerservice)
  • Joint declaration of marriage for one another (one form per spouse)
  • Current employment contract (should be valid for at least one year, no probation)
  • Last 12 salary statements
  • Current employer's certificate of employment, if applicable, for an unlimited period of time
  • Pension insurance record (Rentenversicherungsverlauf)
  • Proof of sufficient knowledge of the German language (appropriate test certificate: “Zertifikat Integrationskurs”, Goethe-Institut, telc GmbH, ÖSD, TestDAF, ECL, DSH, DSD)



  • 113,00 Euro


Method of payment

  • Debit card or cash