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Hello Wefugees Team,

I just want to know that when someone moves from one place to another and his "Wohnsitzauflage" has been removed then can he/she is able to move freely after that or the permission is required again if change of location is required again?

For ex: I want to move to Aachen City (I want to move inside my state NRW, not to another state) and after some time, can I move freely to some other city like Frankfurt or Berlin? or I have to take permission again and follow the entire procedure again?

Yours sincerely

asked Jul 10, 2018 in Home & Living by Abdulwkl

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Hello @Abdulwkl

Once the "Wohnsitzauflage" is removed from your documents it's usually not going to be imposed again. You can move within NRW freely. But it seems that you have to get in contact with your responsible Ausländerbehörde in NRW if you want to move to another federal state. They will get in touch with the Ausländerbehörde over there and ask for their permission. If they agree, you will be allowed to move.

Chances to get the permission are much higher when you can provide convincing reasons (e.g. family members living there) or if you can prove that you won't be dependent on social benefits in Berlin (e.g. through a work contract).

Sources (German language):

Best regards,


answered Jul 10, 2018 by Thor
@Thor Thank You so much for the information. Yours sincerely Abdul
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