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hello good day everyone. my friend his from Nigeria and he's an asylum seeker here in germany. he has a girlfriend she from the UK and they have 2kids. also he's girlfriend officially started living in germany since last year January and she has been working also 1 of his child was born in germany.  he and his girlfriend live in same city but he is in the camp and she has a house. but they want to get married.  the question. is it possible for him to get resident permits after the marriage, and how will it will take for Germany authority to approve the marriage ? and does he has to go to his home country to apply for visa after marriage ?
asked Sep 27 in Legal advice by Yaba

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Dear @Yaba,

Thank you for reaching out to the Wefugees Community again!

For information on the marriage procedure in Germany, please check our blog, which provides details on the requirements, as i.e. the necessary documents. In general, marrying is not dependent on a residence permit, but many asylum-seekers in fact struggle to provide certain papers.

If you will be asked to apply for a spouse visa from your country of origin, will unfortunately depend on the local Ausländerbehörde (as it is at their discretion), as far as I know. Maybe it makes sense to consult a lawyer in this. He or she could support you in formulating the reasons, why it would be very difficult for you to travel back/leave Germany.

I hope this helps and don’t hesitate to get back to us with any further questions.

All the best, 

Meike 

answered Oct 6 by Meike
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