Extension of a Schengen Visa
An extension of a Schengen Visa is only possible in certain cases. Which ones these are depends on the category of the visa.
Extension of stay in the Schengen area
General checklist for a request for extension
Extension of a Short-Term Schengen Visa (C)
Example of force majeure: Air traffic is cancelled due to bad weather or a strike.Example of humanitarian reasons: Due to illness, you are incapacitated for travel or a serious event of a close family member makes departure intolerable.
Example of serious personal reasons: There are urgent professional reasons that were unforeseeable before entering the country.
The conversion into a long-term permission to stay is not provided for and therefore only possible if:
- there is a legal entitlement to a residence permit under the residence law of the respective country.
- this legal claim came into effect only after entry into the respective Schengen state.
– force majeure
– humanitarian reasons
30 EUR in case of:– serious personal reasons
– late entry
30 EUR for minors
Extension of a National Schengen Visa (D)
Possible reasons for the issuance of a residence permit:
- Humanitarian reasons
- Study, education or research
- Employment or self-employment, or stay as an Au Pair
- Job search for professional specialists
EU Blue Card
- An employment contract or a binding job offer is present.
- The minimum salary requirement is met. The prescribed amount varies depending on the country and occupational group.
Permanent Residence Permit
Permanent residence in the EU:
Temporally and spatially unlimited right to permanent residence in the entire EU area. The conditions are similar to the settlement permit, but more stringent.
Possible reasons for the issuance of a residence permit:Temporally and spatially unlimited right to permanent residence. Prerequisites are a secure livelihood, sufficient living space, possession of a residence permit for five years, no criminal liability or conviction, and sufficient knowledge of the national language and society.