Germany: residency

Information for UK nationals on applying for residency status in Germany.



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UK nationals living in Germany will need to apply for a residence document from their local Foreigners Authority (Ausländerbehörde).

The attached document:

  • explains how to obtain a new residence card
  • provides web links to Foreigners Authorities who have published guidance for UK nationals in their area
Published 25 February 2019
Last updated 13 May 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Useful links' section with latest information.

  2. Updated as the transition period ends

  3. Guidance updated with information on the procedure for obtaining a new residence document

  4. First published.