receive a prompt notification upon completion of the processing. We ask that no status request is made if the required 8 weeks processing period has not yet passed. Kindly note that you cannot apply for a residence permit in Germany and that you cannot convert a “tourist, business or visitor visa” into any kind of “national visa”. IO will send you a copy of the approval letter. 6. Book your flight. You need not wait for the residence permit to be approved. 7. After arrival you need to make an appointment at the IND to have your biometric data taken (passport photo and fingerprints) Your residence permit card cannot be printed before your biometric data have been taken. 8.
Biometric data is an increasingly important tool in identity management globally, helping countries reduce fraud and integrity risks. The Australian Government incorporates the collection of biometrics into the visa application in certain countries. received, the applicant will receive a certificate of application. Upon receiving this document, the applicant is invited to make an appointment to register the biometrics. Within six months (this period will be much shorter in general), the IND will inform the applicant about the decision and the residence document will be provided. 6. Provide offer letter 7. Are you married. Is your wife not applying for H4.: said she has her own H1b 8. Were you on L1 before: I was so said yes. 9. Were you on E2: said no since I wasn’t. 10. Also asked what is your educational qualification. She was checking something to make sure she was looking at the right file. I said I’m on an H4 now.