Visa and residence: I need to extend my visa/residence permit: How do I proceed?

Important: this information as well as contact and support you find at the end of this post is only valid for students and applicants of weißensee kunsthochschule berlin.
You must still have booked an appointment online for an interview at the LEA!
Important: Please register for an appointment no earlier than 6 weeks before your residence permit expires!  

The certificate that is displayed to you after submitting the online form is valid as proof of your application and extends the validity of your current residence document until the date of the appointment at the LEA. This also applies to all ancillary provisions of these documents, in particular with regard to the type and scope of permitted working purposes.    
Please just print and safe this message/certificate!
Please note when traveling abroad: re-entry into Germany is only possible with a residence title that is still valid, but not with the certificate of the booked appointment.

For all questions that are not answered in the FAQ or in the FAQ on appointments, you can also contact the counseling service of the Berlin Immigration office!
For questions that are not answered in the FAQ, the LEA has set up a telephone hotline.
This can be reached as follows:
telephone numbers: 030-90269-4407 and 90269 – 4408
  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

email: beratung(at)

Contakt and Informationen (exclusively for students and applicants of weißensee kunsthochschule berlin )

Head of Department of Study Affairs/International Office

international(at), Tel: 030-47705-232

Revised by:  Department of Study Affairs, 16.10.20222