When should you apply?
- Three months before your residence permit expires you should register your application form on the Application Portal and book an appointment with the police. There might be several weeks waiting time.
- No later than one month before your residence permit expires you must go to the police at the time you have booked and hand in your documents. The application will not be submitted until you have done this.
- If you do this, you still have the same rights as before relating to work, studies etc. until you receive an answer to your application, even if your residence permit expires while you are waiting.