Personal visits are only possible by prior appointment. The decreasing number of new Corona cases reduces restrictions at the Immigration Offices. Customer contact can be resumed increasingly in compliance with the applicable Corona protection regulations.

An appointment is required for all matters!

Please stay at home, do not come by!  

The Immigration Office Dillenburger Straße and the nine District Immigration Offices can be reached by email, post, fax or using the secure contact form. 

After contacting us, please wait until the Immigration Office requests a personal appointment and send you an invitation. 

The letter of invitation must be brought along to and presented at the appointment.  

We ask for your understanding that we cannot offer all customers an appointment at short notice. 

In the event that you do not get an appointment, however, the Immigration Office will send you a document or a certificate by mail.

You then can continue to prove your current residence status. 

If you are not receiving mail with a new document prior to the expiration of your current document, please contact the Immigration Office Dillenburger Straße or your responsible District Immigration Office.  

Does your residence permit expire and you need to renew it?

You can use the online application to extend your residence permit (currently only in German) 

In the application, please select the responsible division under "Zuständigkeit". 

If you do not have the opportunity to fill out the online appplication, please write an email with the subject "Übertrag" to the Immigration Office Dillenburger Straße or your local Immigration Office. 

We will then send you the appplication in paper form. 

As soon as your application has been received and checked, you will receive a written appointment for a personal interview. 

Antrag auf Verlängerung des Aufenthaltstitels

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently asked questions to office hours, residence, documents and visa due to the Corona-Virus-Pandemic.

Multilingual information on the Corona Virus and measures of the state government

There is a translation function on the website for the current Corona regulations in Cologne. Click below on Multilingual information on the Corona Virus and current regulations for Cologne to get to the page. There you will find a box Weitere Sprachen / Select Language and you can select your language. 

Multilingual information on the Corona Virus and measures of the state government

Do you go for your appointment to your local Immigration Office?

Please contact your local Immigration Office for your requests. 

Please state the following in every mail or email:

  • your first and last name
  • your date of birth
  • the matter at hand
  • your contact details (email, telephone number) where you can be reached.

 We will review the matter and send you an answer.

District Immigration Office Chorweiler

For your request, please contact the District Immigration Office

  • via mail: Bezirksausländeramt Chorweiler, Pariser Platz 1, 50765 Köln
  • via fax: 0221 / 221-96222 
  • via email or
  • via the secure online form.

We will review the matter and send you an answer.

E-Mail to the District immigration Office Chorweiler Secure online form to send personal information

Is your current residence permit expiring? Use the online application to extend your residence permit!


In the application, please select Bezirksausländeramt Chorweiler under "Zuständigkeit". 

The application is sent directly online to your district immigration office Chorweiler. 

If you do not have the opportunity to fill out the online appplication, please write an email with the subject "Übertrag".

We will then send you the appplication in paper form. 

As soon as your application has been received and checked, you will receive a written appointment for a personal interview. 

Antrag auf Verlängerung des Aufenthaltstitels

District Immigration Office Ehrenfeld

For your request, please contact the District Immigration Office

  • via mail: Bezirksausländeramt Ehrenfeld, Venloer Str. 419-421, 50825 Köln,
  • via the service hotline (monday to friday 8:00 - 12:00): 0221 / 221-94100
  • via fax: 0221 / 221-94360 
  • via email or
  • via the secure online form. 

We will review the matter and send you an answer.

E-Mail to the District Immigration Office Ehrenfeld Secure online form to send personal information

Is your current residence permit expiring? Use the online application to extend your residence permit!


In the application, please select Bezirksausländeramt Ehrenfeld under "Zuständigkeit".  

The application is sent directly online to your district immigration office Ehrenfeld. 

If you do not have the opportunity to fill out the online appplication, please write an email with the subject "Übertrag".

We will then send you the appplication in paper form. 

As soon as your application has been received and checked, you will receive a written appointment for a personal interview. 

Antrag auf Verlängerung des Aufenthaltstitels

District Immigration Office Innenstadt

For your request, please contact the District Immigration Office

  • via mail: Bezirksausländeramt Innenstadt, Ludwigstraße 8, 50667 Köln
  • via the the service hotline (monday to friday 8:00 - 12:00): 0221 / 221-31948
  • via fax: 0221 / 221-91410 
  • via email or 
  • via the secure online form. 

We will review the matter and send you an answer.

E-Mail to the District Immigration Office Innenstadt Secure online form to send personal information

Is your current residence permit expiring? Use the online application to extend your residence permit!


In the application, please select Bezirksausländeramt Innenstadt under "Zuständigkeit". 

The application is sent directly online to your district immigration office Innenstadt. 

If you do not have the opportunity to fill out the online appplication, please write an email with the subject "Übertrag".

We will then send you the appplication in paper form. 

As soon as your application has been received and checked, you will receive a written appointment for a personal interview. 

Antrag auf Verlängerung des Aufenthaltstitels

District Immigration Office Kalk

For your request, please contact the District Immigration Office

  • via mail: Bezirksausländeramt Kalk, Kalker Hauptstraße 247-273, 51103 Köln
  • via the the service hotline (monday to friday 8:00 - 12:00): 0221 / 221-21414
  • via fax: 0221 / 221-98231
  • via email or
  • via the secure online form. 

 We will review the matter and send you an answer.

E-Mail to the District Immigration Office Kalk Secure online form to send personal information

Is your current residence permit expiring? Use the online application to extend your residence permit!


In the application, please select Bezirksausländeramt Kalk under "Zuständigkeit". 

The application is sent directly online to your district immigration office Kalk. 

If you do not have the opportunity to fill out the online appplication, please write an email with the subject "Übertrag".

We will then send you the appplication in paper form. 

As soon as your application has been received and checked, you will receive a written appointment for a personal interview. 

Antrag auf Verlängerung des Aufenthaltstitels

District Immigration Office Lindenthal

For your request, please contact the District Immigration Office

  • via mail: Bezirksausländeramt Lindenthal, Aachener Straße 220, 50931 Köln
  • via fax: 0221 / 221-93340
  • via email or
  • via the secure online form.

We will review the matter and send you an answer.

E-Mail to the District Immigration Office Lindenthal Secure online form to send personal information

Is your current residence permit expiring? Use the online application to extend your residence permit!


In the application, please select Bezirksausländeramt Lindenthal under "Zuständigkeit". 

The application is sent directly online to your district immigration office Lindenthal. 

If you do not have the opportunity to fill out the online appplication, please write an email with the subject "Übertrag".

We will then send you the appplication in paper form. 

As soon as your application has been received and checked, you will receive a written appointment for a personal interview. 

Antrag auf Verlängerung des Aufenthaltstitels

District Immigration Office Mülheim

For your request, please contact the District Immigration Office

  • via mail: Bezirksausländeramt Mülheim, Wiener Platz 2a, 51065 Köln
  • via the service hotline (monday to friday 8:00 - 12:00): 0221 / 221-94949
  • via fax: 0221 / 221-99139
  • via email or
  • via the secure online form. 

We will review the matter and send you an answer.

E-Mail to the District Immigration Office Mülheim Secure online form to send personal information

Is your current residence permit expiring? Use the online application to extend your residence permit!


In the application, please select Bezirksausländeramt Mülheim under "Zuständigkeit". 

The application is sent directly online to your district immigration office Mülheim. 

If you do not have the opportunity to fill out the online appplication, please write an email with the subject "Übertrag".

We will then send you the appplication in paper form. 

As soon as your application has been received and checked, you will receive a written appointment for a personal interview. 

Antrag auf Verlängerung des Aufenthaltstitels

District Immigration Office Nippes

For your request, please contact the District Immigration Office

  • via mail: Bezirksausländeramt Nippes, Neusser Straße 450, 50733 Köln
  • via fax: 0221 / 221-95480
  • via email or
  • via the secure online form. 

We will review the matter and send you an answer.

E-Mail to the District Immigration Office Nippes Secure online form to send personal information

Is your current residence permit expiring? Use the online application to extend your residence permit!


In the application, please select Bezirksausländeramt Nippes under "Zuständigkeit". 

The application is sent directly online to your district immigration office Nippes. 

If you do not have the opportunity to fill out the online appplication, please write an email with the subject "Übertrag".

We will then send you the appplication in paper form. 

As soon as your application has been received and checked, you will receive a written appointment for a personal interview. 

Antrag auf Verlängerung des Aufenthaltstitels

District Immigration Office Porz

For your request, please contact the District Immigration Office

  • via mail: Bezirksausländeramt Porz, Friedrich-Ebert-Ufer 64-70, 51143 Köln
  • via the service hotline (monday to friday 8:00 - 12:00): 0221 / 221-97100
  • via fax: 0221 / 221-97200 
  • via email or 
  • via the secure online form. 

We will review the matter and send you an answer.

E-Mail to the District Immigration Office Porz Secure online form to send personal information

Is your current residence permit expiring? Use the online application to extend your residence permit!


In the application, please select Bezirksausländeramt Porz under "Zuständigkeit". 

The application is sent directly online to your district immigration office Porz. 

If you do not have the opportunity to fill out the online appplication, please write an email with the subject "Übertrag".

We will then send you the appplication in paper form. 

As soon as your application has been received and checked, you will receive a written appointment for a personal interview. 

Antrag auf Verlängerung des Aufenthaltstitels

District Immigration Office Rodenkirchen

For your request, please contact the District Immigration Office

  • via mail: Bezirksausländeramt Rodenkirchen, Hauptstraße 85, 50996 Köln
  • via fax: 0221 / 221-92320 
  • via email or 
  • via the secure online form. 

We will review the matter and send you an answer.

E-Mail to the District Immigration Office Rodenkirchen Secure online form to send personal information

Is your current residence permit expiring? Use the online application to extend your residence permit!


In the application, please select Bezirksausländeramt Rodenkirchen under "Zuständigkeit". 

The application is sent directly online to your district immigration office Rodenkirchen. 

If you do not have the opportunity to fill out the online appplication, please write an email with the subject "Übertrag".

We will then send you the appplication in paper form. 

As soon as your application has been received and checked, you will receive a written appointment for a personal interview. 

Antrag auf Verlängerung des Aufenthaltstitels

Immigration Office Dillenburger Straße

Please contact the Immigration Office 

  • by mail: Ausländeramt, Dillenburger Str. 56-66, 51105 Köln
  • by fax: 0221 / 221-33002 or
  • by email or
  • via the secure online form.


Please state the following in every mail or email:

  • your first and last name
  • your date of birth
  • the matter at hand
  • your contact details (email, telephone number) where you can be reached.


We will review the matter and send you an answer.

E-Mail to the Ausländeramt Dillenburger Straße
Secure online form for personal information

Rückkehr - Anlauf und Beratungsstelle

For your request, please contact the Anlauf-und Beratungsstelle

  • via mail: Ausländeramt, Anlauf-und Beratungsstelle, Dillenburger Str. 56-66, 51105 Köln
  • via fax: 0221 / 221-27767
  • via email.
E-Mail to the Anlauf-und Beratungsstelle

Zentrale Ausländerbehörde (ZAB) in matters of the federate state NRW

The zentrale Ausländerbehörde (ZAB) is responsible for the residence of people currently placed in facilities of the federate state NRW. 

In urgent cases please contact the Zentrale Ausländebehörde

  • via mail: Ausländeramt, Zentrale Ausländerbehörde ZAB, Dillenburger Str. 56-66, 51105 Köln,
  • via fax: 0221 / 221-25660 
  • via email or
  • via the secure online form.
E-Mail to the Zentrale Ausländerbehörde (ZAB) in matters of the federate state NRW Secure form for personal information

Instruction for social benefits - Update

You receive social benefits and your documents expires?

The Immigration Office will send out the extension of your residence document via mail. As an alternative you will receive a certificate, which will be verifying your current residence status.

Please send a copy of your residence document or the certificate send to you alternatively, via E-Mail of mail to the Sozialamt or JobCenter Köln.  

A personal visit is not required.

Sozialamt der Stadt Köln

  • via mail: Sozialamt, Kalk Karree, Postfach 10 35 64, 50475 Köln
  • via the secure online form.
E-Mail to the Sozialamt der Stadt Köln E-Mail to the Sozialamt for Aslybewerberleistungen Secure online form for personal information

For more Information please visit the Homepage

Amt für Soziales, Arbeit und Senioren

JobCenter Köln

  • via mail: JobCenter Köln, Butzweilerhofallee 1, 50829 Köln-Ossendorf
  • via email:
E-Mail to JobCenter Köln

For more Information please visit the Homepage

JobCenter Köln