According to this article, one must apply for a resident permit after landing in Germany. So, normally it is given for one year. What if my visa lasts shorter than the residency permit? would I have to renew the visa too or something?

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would I have to renew the visa too?

No. The residence permit replaces your visa. With a valid residence permit, you have no need for a visa.

  • So, let's say I am entering Germany, what do I show at border control? May 7, 2023 at 16:58
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    @TrystwithFreedom your foreign passport and your German residence permit. You would show the same to board a flight to the Schengen area from a non-Schengen airport.
    – phoog
    May 7, 2023 at 17:17

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