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Immigration authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia

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Here you will find all addresses, contact information and opening hours of the immigration authorities or immigration offices in North Rhine-Westphalia.

In the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia there is currently 93 immigration authoritieswho are at your disposal for any questions related to your affairs.

Overview of the immigration authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia

From the list, select the immigration office or immigration office that is closest to your place of residence.

All information without guarantee and subject to change

Immigration authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia – duties and responsibilities

The immigration authorities are the first address for foreigners entering the country. It is responsible for granting or refusing a residence permit. The immigration offices are responsible for ensuring that immigration law is enforced in accordance with the legal situation. They are also responsible for asylum seekers and displaced persons.

The Immigration Office decides residence permit and issues this if the decision is positive. In addition, a settlement permit may be granted in accordance with the Residence Act with regard to the desired purpose of residence, or deportation may be initiated.

The responsibility of the foreigners authority also extends to many other tasks. The type and duration of the residence permit vary greatly. Some are given a time limit, others are denied a residence permit and/or are granted an exit permit under the Residence Act.

The immigration office is working on it Section 71 Residence G. The authority is responsible for regulating all decisions and measures that affect the passport and residence rights of foreigners.

Other activities that fall within the area of responsibility of the immigration authorities:

  • asylum procedure
  • refugee aid
  • social care
  • integration courses
  • Organization and approval of entry and stay in Germany
  • benefit entitlement
  • reimbursement and health care
  • civil status
  • commitment declaration
  • accommodation options
  • register

appointment with the responsible foreigners Authority

In general, you can make an appointment by telephone, using the contact form or via the service portal of the respective city. In some cities you can download various online forms to clarify important questions in advance. The address and opening times can be viewed online. Make sure you have all the necessary documents complete before you go to the Immigration Office.

A notice: For offices and authorities, you usually need the documents or certificates as certified translation*.

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