What is the change? Applicants are facing delays at the Foreigners Office in Munich due to a staffing shortage.

What does the change mean? Applicants in Munich should expect delays, particularly for permanent residence applications, applications for family dependents, and early-filed applications to extend permits. Walk-ins are being accepted in urgent cases where an individual is changing employers, a new employment is in place or a permit is expiring soon.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate and ongoing. 
  • Visas/permits affected: Work permits, residence permits and dependent applications at the Munich Foreigners Office.
  • Who is affected: Applicants in Munich requesting non-urgent services.
  • Impact on processing times: Currently it can take two to three months to get an appointment.

BAL Analysis: The delays affect applications in Munich only. Employers and individuals should factor in the delays when planning business schedules.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Germany. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

Copyright © 2017 Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. All rights reserved. Reprinting or digital redistribution to the public is permitted only with the express written permission of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. For inquiries please contact