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Hello
I m refugee in Munich and i want to know that can I travel in Europe on my refugee status (my refugee status still in process) or is there any limit on refugee status after few years on refugee status or Duldung can I travel?
Is there any rule for refugee who can travel in Europe?
asked May 16, 2017 in Legal advice by Kikia (360 points)

3 Answers

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Hello @Kikia,

as far as I can see your current resident status (temporary resident permit) only allows travelling within Germany (http://tinyurl.com/n27vxez - Text is in German, but it's a very short and clear information).
If your asylum is granted you can travel in Europe (https://www.wefugees.de/k/questions/1238)

Best regards
Jan
answered May 16, 2017 by Jan (59,810 points)
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Hello @Kikia

nice to hear from you again.

We discussed similar questions here in the community in the past. Please take a look at the following links to get an overview of the topic:

https://www.wefugees.de/k/questions/1653

https://www.wefugees.de/k/questions/1936

To sum up the information given through the links above:

As soon as you get a positive result for your asylum process you should get a residence title and a passport. You can use said passport to travel more than 100 countries worldwide including most of the EU (the so called Schengen Space). You can stay there for 3 months at most - for longer stays you need a visa.

Concerning your specific situation:

It's a little bit more complicated since you are still in the asylum process. Therefore you haven't received a passport yet and you are not allowed to leave Germany. Within the first 3 months you are maybe even obliged to stay within a certain area of Germany ("Residenzpflicht").

As far as I can see you have to wait for the result of your asylum process. If you get a residence permit for 3 years then the rules that I summarized above apply.

With a Duldung you won't be allowed to leave Germany.

If you get subsidiary protection then you won't get a passport as well, but you can use your residence title in combination with a) the passport of your home country, or b) with a so called "Reiseausweis für Ausländer" to travel to other countries. Keep in mind that you might have to get a visa first.

I hope this answer was helpful for you. In case I missed some information I will link @Marcel and @Steven our great lawyers here on the platform so that they can add information if necessary.

Best regards,
Thorgen
answered May 16, 2017 by Thor (43,890 points)
In case of getting negative. Can i go to another country and ask for asylum there?
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Hello
I am refugee in italy I have subsidiary protection and I want to know that if I move in nord europe just like finland norway Netherland Germany etc
So it's possible ?
answered Dec 21, 2017 by Zak (150 points)
Hello @Zak - welcome to our community! I would suggest that you ask your question in a new thread. This one is about traveling, but you are asking about options to move. That is a slightly different topic. I think if you open a new thread it will make it easier to seperate these to topics and keep the structure of the Wefugees forum clear. Thank you and best regards, Thorgen
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