Residence permit for foreign nationals
A residence permit is needed by residents of third countries and by people with an unknown citizenship status. When a residence permit is provided or renewed, a residence permit card is issued for the foreign national. A residence permit card contains personal data about the user, residence and work permit information, a photograph and fingerprints. To apply for a residence permit a state fee needs to be paid.
How to apply for a residence permit?
When applying for a residence permit, you have to visit the customer service of the Citizenship and Migration Bureau. In case you want to extend the residence permit sending the documents via post is accepted. A residence permit may be temporary (validity up to 5 years) or long-term.