Cue the streamers, roll out the red carpet and soak up the applause! Anyone know a marching band? On Monday 4th July 2016, the Ausländerbehörde opened a second office in Berlin, handily located directly next to U-Bahnhof Mierendorffplatz in Charlottenburg. We can only hope that the opening of the second office will help reduce waiting times throughout Berlin. We can dream, right?
This new office will be dealing with permits for academics and students and their families, language school students, au pairs, working holiday visa/youth mobility program applicants, those requesting an extension of an existing Schengen visa and those applying for or collecting their EU Blue Cards. It’s also where you come if you have a permit for employment and then you change your employer.
From 4th July, these types of permits will no longer be handled by the main office in Friedrich-Krause-Ufer, so make sure you double check the address on your appointment confirmation from the Ausländerbehörde before trekking up to Wedding!
Another thing to check before you go is their payment options. The only acceptable means of payment are cash or a Girocard with PIN (eg: a German EC-card, N26 won’t cut it). No foreign cards are acceptable. Talk to us before your appointment if you think this may be an issue for you.
They might reshuffle things in the Wedding building, so even if your appointment is still in Wedding, check the exact location, or look at the board when you get there.
Anyone know if there’s a decent cafe near Mierendorffplatz?