07 Dec 2022

Residence permit in Germany

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If you want to live and work in Germany as an expat, you may need to apply for a residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel). The type of permit you apply for depends on both your nationality and on your reason for relocating to Germany, whether that be family, work, studies or something else. If you have a national visa, you can convert it into the corresponding type of residence permit.

Do I need a German residence permit?

Whether you need a German residence permit depends on your nationality and the amount of time you will spend in Germany.