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Hi, I am making an "Ausbildung als Altenpflege" this is my first year. On March I have my termin for "Aufenthaltstitel". But I have an offer to work another job, the company also has offered me a contract. Do I have right to stop this "Ausbildung" and work on my new job. Is there any procedure that I need to follow or any info what te law says. Thank you.

p.s I have only 5 month in Germany
asked Feb 7 in Legal advice by eh
edited Feb 7 by eh

Dear @eh

Thank you for reaching out to the Wefugees community! 

To understand your situation better, some more details on your situation will be helpful. 

You said, you will get an "Aufenthalt" in March. What exactly is it referring to/on which law is it based? 

Did you apply for a so-called "Ausbildungsduldung"? In that case, you are allowed to quit the vocational training (Ausbildung) once and you will have 6 months time to look for another position as "Auszubildende(r)" or trainee. Otherwise your "Ausbildungsduldung" will not be valid anymore. 

Also, what type of contract is the new company offering you? 

Of course, nobody can force you to do a certain job/Ausbildung. However, quitting or changing might have an serious impact on your residence/legal status in Germany. 

Looking forward to hear from you again! 

All the best, 


Hi, thank you for the answer. I will answer this question: What exactly is it referring to/on which law is it based?
My ''Ausbildung'' contract is 3 years, with this contract I will get ''Aufenthalt''.
The company offered me a permanent contract with 3000+  Euro monthly salary, I have a Bachelor Degree in Computer Sciences. They offered me this contract to start from 01.05.2020.

Kind Regrads,
Dear Egzon,

Thank you for your reply and sorry for the wait.

If the Ausländerbehörde wanted to issue a so-called "Ausbildungsduldung", you can not just quit the Ausbildung and start another job. You may need to apply for another type of residence permit. I would highly recommend you to seek some consultation, for example in a migration counselling office, before quitting the Ausbildung.

Please feel free to get back to us with any further questions.

All the best,


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