Stadt Münster: Ausländerbehörde im Rechts- und Ausländeramt - Brexit


Information for British citizen in Münster

Gegensätzliche Richtungen? Großbritannien und die EU

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union

The United Kingdom may withdraw from the EU later this year.  However, it is not yet known under which conditions the United Kingdom will leave.

In any event, British citizens will need a residence permit if Britain leaves the EU.

Should an unregulated departure - a "no deal - brexit" - occur after 31.10.2019 , British citizens will initially be exempt from the requirement to hold a residence permit for 3 months from the date of departure.

Until then, British citizens will have to submit an application for a residence permit to the local Foreigners Registration Office.

Those wishing to apply for a residence permit are now able to do so at the Foreigners Registration Office in Münster.

Please send the completed form to this address:

Stadt Münster
Rechts- und Ausländeramt
Ludgeriplatz 4
48127 Münster

Until a decision has been made on the application, the applicant‘s stay in Germany is considered permitted.

Anyone who submits an application will first receive a letter of confirmation. The letter of confirmation serves as proof of the application and lawful residence in Germany. Applicants will later be invited for the issuing of a residence permit.


additional info


Foreigners' Registration Office
Rechts- und Ausländeramt

Stadthaus 2
Ludgeriplatz 4 (Südstraße entrance)
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: