New extension of residence permits and blue certificates until 31/12/2021

A new extension until the 31st of December 2021 is provided by Ministerial Decision to those residence permits and blue certificates that have expired or are about to expire:

  1. From 01.01.2020 to 31.07.2020, the validity of which was extended until 31.03.2021
  2. From 01.08.2020 to 31.03.2021, the validity of which has been extended for 8 months from their original expiry date
  3. From 01.04.2021 to 30.12.2021

If you have a residence permit or a blue certificate that has expired, you can issue online a certificate of extension, which will state the new extension until the end of the year. Detailed instructions for this process can be found here.

Note: In their joint announcement, the Immigration Services (DAM) point out that the appointments are scheduled the same way as before and that they continue to serve the same categories as noted in their announcement of 03.01.2021.

Moreover the Ministry Migration and Asylum informs that applications for residence permits for exceptional reasons will be submitted from 15.04.2021 exclusively online through the platform of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum.