Term of validity

A “Residence permitartist is generally issued for a stay of 12 months when granted for the first time. If a residence title is applied for a shorter period, it will be issued only for the period applied. If the passport expires within less than one year, the residence title is issued only for the remaining validity of the passport. Residence permits may, however, be extended (see Can a residence permit-artist be extended?) The validity of the residence title commences on the date of issue.