Thank you very much for your question. We here in Arrivo Berlin Wege zum Berufsabschluss will help you get clear with the idea of residence permit based on a vocational qualification. We cannot give legal advice, and we do not guarantee the legal procedure that you might undergo to get a residence permit based on vocational training.
So now you are doing your 10 Klasse. That is for sure a very good step to ensure your place in a vocational training program or Ausbildung. For this word ‘Ausbildung’, we have to make it clear as well that there are two different major types of Ausbildung, ‘Betrieblische Ausbildung’ and ‘schulische Ausbildung.’
The’ betriebliche Ausbildung’ means that you have to find a company where you can learn the practical part of your vocational training and you have to go at the same time to a vocational school. This is called in German ‘duales System’. The company will pay you some money and the Arbeitsagentur will pay you some money to cover your living expenses, if the wage is too low.
The ‘schulische Ausbildung’ is when you learn a profession only at a vocational school. In this case, there will be no company that will pay you any money.
Since you have a problem with your residence permit, it would be better to search for a ‘betrieblische Ausbildung’. When you find one, you can apply for a residence permit called ‘Ausbildungsduldung’. You have the right to apply for it and the Foreigner’s Police will study your situation and decide accordingly.
Since the duration of the Ausbildung is usually three years, the Ausbildungsduldung is usually for three years as well. That is to cover the duration of the Ausbildung. After you finish your Ausbildung, your residence permit will be extended for six months in order to find a job in the same field in which you made your Ausbildung. Our tip here is to learn a profession that is required in the German job market. After you find your job, your residence Permit will be extended for two more years. This is known as the 3+2 formula.
A tip that might be useful to you is that it is better to start looking for an Ausbildung from now because usually it begins once a year in September. This way you can finish your 10 Klasse and you can start the Ausbildung in the same year.
We hope that our answer is helpful to you. We would be glad to answer any more questions in this regard.
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