§26 Abs. 3 S. 1 AufenthG – Permanent residence permit: refugees and recipients of political asylum 

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)
  • Current employment contract (should be valid for at least one year, no probation); If applicable, of the spouse
  • Last 12 salary statements; if applicable, of the spouse
  • Current employer's certificate of employment, if applicable, for an unlimited period of time
  • Pension insurance record (Rentenversicherungsverlauf)
  • Proof of advanced or elementary knowledge of the German language (appropriate test certificate: “Zertifikat Integrationskurs”, Goethe-Institut, telc GmbH, ÖSD, TestDAF, ECL, DSH, DSD)
  • For married couples: joint declaration of marriage for one another (one form per spouse)



  • 113,00 Euro
  • for minors: 56,50 Euro


Method of payment

  • Debit card or cash