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


A warm welcome...

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

General information:

  • If you wish to apply for or extend a residence permit, apply for a settlement permit, submit a declaration of commitment in accordance with § 68 of the Residence Act (Aufenthaltsgesetz) or if you need a reissue of your residence permit on the basis of a new passport, please book an appointment online. Appointments can be booked from Monday to Friday between 8 am and 12 noon and every Thursday (only for employees) between 3 pm and 6 pm.
  • For all other requests, please call the hotline 02 51/4 92-36 36 to make an appointment.
  • You can pick up your electronic residence permit (eAT) in the eAT issue room (1st floor, room 124) approximately three days after you have received the letter from the Bundesdruckerei. At the entrance of the Foreigners Registration Office you will receive a waiting number. Please note that the issue of waiting numbers is limited, so that it can be terminated before the end of the opening hours.
  • You can reach the Foreigners Registration Office via the Südstraße entrance to attend all appointments and to collect your electronic residence permit.
  • You can register for the emergency office hours at the information desk of the Foreigners Registration Office Department (ground floor) from Monday to Thursday between 10 am and 12 noon. You can reach the information desk via the main entrance of Stadthaus 2. There is only a very limited amount of waiting numbers for the emergency office hours. An emergency exists in particular if an urgent trip is planned or an extension of a visa (schengen) is required.
  • For most matters, fees must be charged. The fees must be paid at the time of application. Payment by EC card is possible.
  • You can also contact the Foreigners Registration Office by e-mail if you have any questions. Please send your questions to Auslaenderamt(at)
Mon-Wed Thu Fri Entrance
Appointments 8 am-12 pm 8 am-12 pm
15 pm-18 pm
8 am-12 pm Südstraße
Pick up your eAT 8 am-12 pm 8 am-12 pm
15 pm-18 pm
8 am-12 pm Südstraße
Information desk 10 am-12 pm 10 am-12 pm 10 am-12 pm Main entrance
Emergency office hours 10 am-12 pm 10 am-12 pm none Main entrance

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

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 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:

Mondays to Fridays:
10 am - 12 pm

3 pm – 6 pm

Emergency office hours:

Mondays to Thursdays:
10am - 12 pm
Appointments by arrangement

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

Monday and Friday:
8 am - 12 pm

Tuesday and Wednesday
8 am - 16 pm

8 am - 12 pm
3 pm – 6 pm

Further departments: