Stadt Münster: Ausländerbehörde im Rechts- und Ausländeramt - A warm welcome...


A warm welcome...

Online appointment schedule

Unfortunately the online appointment schedule is only available in German at this point. You can access the appointment schedule by following the link below.

Please note that you have to confirm your appointment by clicking the appropriate link in the email that will be send to you, when you have made your reservation. The confirmation has to be made within 12 hours after receiving the email. Online appointment schedule (in German)

Information about the Skilled Immigration Act

At the 1.3.2020 the so called Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz (Skilled Immigration Act) comes into force. With this new act the regulations to apply for the issuing and extending of a residence permit for skilled workers and students were revised.
Compiled information about the Skilled Immigration Act

... to the Foreigners Registration Office in the city of Münster.

The information point on the ground floor stays closed to keep the COVID-19 at bay. If you have a great personal matter, please contact us via phone (02 51/4 92–36 36) or e-mail.

In order to be able to process your request as soon as possible, it is no longer possible to book an appointment independently. Instead, the appointment arrangement was changed to an appointment request. With this procedure, we would like to enable you to receive the extension of your residence permit or an appointment for the submission of the declaration of commitment as soon as possible.
Further information about the residence permit

When the residence permit gets here from the Federal Printing Office in Berlin, you will get a letter with your PIN- and PUK-number. We will send you an appointment to pick up your residence permit. Please do not come around to pick up your residence permit without an appointment.

If you are staying abroad and wish to enter Germany, you will find further information on travel restrictions on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Construction and Home Affairs.

At last, we have some suggestions for your personal visit:

  1. Please do not visit us without an appointment! If you have any questions concerning your stay in Germany, please contact us via phone (02 51/4 92–36 36) or e-mail. A personal visit isn’t possible, except you have an appointment!
  2. The entrance to the building is only possible if you wear a mask.
  3. If you have an appointment for you and your family members, please enter the office solo. Your family members can wait in the waiting room and you can enter the office one after another.

Thank you for your comprehension!

Contrary directions: Great Britain and EU

Departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Brexit)

The United Kingdom is expected to leave the European Union later this year. However, it is not yet known under what conditions the United Kingdom will leave. For British citizens in Münster we have compiled information.

Information obligation according to the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulates the obligation to provide information to data subjects when personal data are collected, depending on whether personal data are collected directly from the data subject (Art. 13 GDPR) or not (Art. 14 GDPR).
We have compiled the information required by law for matters relating to foreigners:
Information on data processing  (PDF, 44.5 KB)


additional info


Foreigners' Registration Office
Rechts- und Ausländeramt

Stadthaus 2
Ludgeriplatz 4
48151 Münster

Postal address:
48127 Münster

Tel. 02 51/4 92-36 36
Fax 02 51/4 92-79 71

Opening times information desk:
currently closed

Emergency office hours:
currently closed

Opening times for appointments:

Mondays to Fridays:
8 am - 12.30 pm

Mondays and Tuesdays:
1.30 pm - 4 pm

Thursdays: 1.30 pm - 6 pm

Hotline +49(0)251/4 92-36 36:

Mondays to Fridays:
8 am - 12.30 pm

Mondays and Tuesdays:
1.30 pm - 4 pm

8 am - 12.30 pm
3 pm – 6 pm

Further departments: