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If I am In duldung status and get residence permit after eight years, how many years more will it take to get german citizenship after this eight years?
asked Apr 22, 2018 in Legal advice by sabbirnbd
Maybe @WKZB1 can give you an answer to this question. Best, Thorgen

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Dear @sabbirnbd,

There is a possibility for people with Duldung to receive a residence permit in accordance to § 25b Aufenthaltsgesetz (Residence Act) granted. if they:

 - have stayed at least eight years without interruption in Germany with Duldung, Aufenthaltsgestattung or residence Permit (six years of stay for families with minors);

- cover the living expenses predominantly (at least 51%) by themsekves (exceptions when in professional training, studying etc.);

 - own German language skills A2;

- have not deceived about their identity and origin;

- possess a passport or are able to demonstrate thay cannot get one.

After receiving the residence permit § 25b Aufenthaltsgesetz, you have to wait for eight years to be able to apply for the German citizenship.

Best regards

 WKZB1

answered Apr 25, 2018 by WKZB1
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