Is the online Ausländerbehörde site in Berlin broken?

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Hi,

 

I know that the Amts in Berlin are chronically overwhelmed / overworked but I'm finding it strange that I can't book an online appointment for a renewal of an Aufenthaltstitel in Berlin between now and September (or even the end of the year).  Details:

 

- I've done this before online and had no problems with getting a Termin (at least in 2015 and 2016)

- My current visa is valid thru the middle of September so I'm just trying to book an appointment before then

- My partner is a US citizen and has a Blue Card and all other criteria (and has met it for the last renewals)

- I've been using this link to access the booking system (the same one I've used in the past), choosing the first option, then US for Staatsangehörigkeit , nein for living with anyone from the stated countries and finally Aufenthaltserlaubnis für Ehepartner, Eltern und Kinder ( § §  27-34)

- I fill in the next page with the proper information including my current visa number (and I've tried different combinations of names and numbers just to see)

- I have checked at reasonably fixed times (7:00, 9:00: 13:00, 16:00) and then other random times throughout the day for the last 2 weeks and not seen a blue appointment opportunity between now and the end of 2018.

- I've tried from 2 totally different IP addresses and physical locations using Safari and Chrome (normal and in Stealth mode) with the same results and I've tried the system in both English and Deutsch

 

I know we're getting into the summer season and that the Beamte will be off for a portion of it so I'm just trying to get a head start on the process.  Has anyone else experienced this recently?  After a couple of more weeks, should I just try to write a letter to them requesting an appointment and see how it goes? (yes, I know that I can take the chance and stand out there early waiting in line to see if I can get in but I'd prefer to schedule this a couple of months in advance and not have the hassle).  Thanks for any insights / other options.

 

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I'm also needing to book an appointment at the Berlin ABH around this time and ran into this exact same problem last week. Any info would be greatly appreciated - I somehow doubt that the ABH is just completely booked out for the next 2 years (yes I checked that far ahead)

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I finally got amazingly lucky ... during my 9:00am check last Friday, they opened up 3 full Wednesdays in August.  By the time I got thru the process of getting the appointment confirmed, they were down to just a couple of times on 1 of the days so right now, I think it's down to a matter of persistence and luck to get anything to open up.  Good luck and I hope that you manage to click your bookmark for the site at the right time.

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