Aufenthaltstitel (German Residence permit) I expiring the same day as my passport. I was wondering if they would deny my new application for Aufenthaltstitel if my passport expires the day I get it renewed. The Residence permit expires on the 4th of April and my passport does also. I am allowed to have the permit because I am married and my wife is German.

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They may. Or may not. You will not know until you try. The safe way is to just get a new passport and renew your residence permit using that. There's plenty of time to do it, there's no point in not doing it and then going to the Amt in April and take a random chance of how forgiving the person you meet is going to be on that day.

  • I do not know if i can renew my passport in time, that's why i'm asking this question. I know i have to renew my passport. I was just asking if it works with a expired passport or a passport that is getting ready to expire
    – OmamArmy
    Jan 8, 2018 at 7:37
  • Then start on renewing like yesterday. Your card from the German Amt is no valid ID (although it looks like it) you need a valid Id to accompany the Aufenthaltsgenehmigung at all times.
    – nvoigt
    Jan 8, 2018 at 8:19
  • I know that. I did asked them about the passport and they said all i need to do is show proof that i applied for a new one. I need to do a couple things still before I can send it, or else I wouldn't be asking this question.
    – OmamArmy
    Jan 8, 2018 at 8:38
  • If they already told you, I really don’t know what you expect to gain from answers here.
    – nvoigt
    Jan 8, 2018 at 8:40
  • I asked today lol :) sorry I did forget to mention that. But I really appreciate the help and your answer! :)
    – OmamArmy
    Jan 8, 2018 at 8:53

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