Longer Application Processing Ahead; Interim Permit And Resubmission Of Fingerprints May Be Required

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At a Glance

Internal system updates at several immigration offices in Germany have resulted in the need for immigration officials to contact affected applicants to schedule an appointment to re-collect fingerprinting data. This will delay the already-slowed processing times during the holiday season, especially in Munich. Foreign nationals seeking to travel to Germany over the upcoming holiday period and those with pending permit renewal applications should obtain an interim travel permit to avoid entry issues. The situation

Internal system updates at several immigration offices in Germany have resulted in the need for immigration officials to contact affected applicants living in Germany via mail or email to schedule an appointment to re-collect fingerprinting data. This will delay the already-slowed processing times during the holiday season.

Impact

Pending applications. Immigration officials may contact foreign nationals with pending immigration applications to schedule a new fingerprinting appointment. This can take several weeks to schedule and may affect travel times and work start dates. Pending permit renewal applications. Those with pending permit renewal applications should obtain an interim travel permit as soon as possible to avoid entry issues. This involves scheduling an appointment with the respective...

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