Residence Permit issue. Clear, honest summary.
27.11.2015 17:10 |
Preis: ***,00 € |
Rechtsanwalt Ernesto Grueneberg, LL.M.
In September applied for my 1-yr Residence permit in the US and was approved in October. During that application interview, I was given back my passport because one final document was needed, and told to mail in the passport when approved. The approval was taking MUCH longer than the given estimate, so I took my flight and planned to resolve everything by mail.
However, the Germany Consulate office is threatening to close my already approved file if they don’t receive my passport immediately to provide the Permit stamp now.
1. Is there a time limit on when the German Consulate can give a Permit stamp after the application has been approved? (esp. since I don't need it until after 90 days and the Permit itself is for a year)
2. If just go to the Ausländerbehörde here near my city, will they be able to see in their system that I was approved in the US and just give me the Permit stamp here?
OK, so it gets a bit more complicated. Now when I arrived here, I thought it would be pretty simple and easy to just send my passport through the international mail to get the Permit stamp. That did not work out well, because it is now held up in DHL/USPS and I am not getting any tracking updates on its transport despite all my phone calls. So, my passport could be lost or it may never be delivered.
3. Would this idea even work? As in, do I need to physically be in the USA to get that Permit stamp?
4. If I need to ultimately replace my passport, will I need to repeat the Permit application process or can the existing approved Residence Permit be transferred over to the new passport?
Please help. Thank you for your time and consideration.