Hello, thank you very much for your request. I am a consultant at mbeon and migration con-sulting and I hope I can help you with my answer. Mbeon is an online advice for migrants via the mbeon app, which you can install on your smartphone for free. Download it from App Store or Google Play Store. Further information: ***.mbeon.de.
If you have had a residence permit for five years, you can obtain a settlement permit under certain conditions. You and your friend must meet the following conditions for the settlement permit, which I will briefly list. For married couples, it is sufficient for one person to meet all the requirements.
For more information, you can contact a migration advisory service in your area:
own livelihood security, ( no social benefits, child and parental benefits etc. do not count as social benefits)
60 months of paying pension insurance contributions (periods of childcare or home care also count) You do not have to prove that you have an adequate pension if you were already in possession of a residence permit or residence authorisation before 01. 01. 2005.
It is sufficient if one spouse has paid the insurance premiums. Then the other spouse can also receive the settlement permit.
sufficient living space
Adequate knowledge of the German language (proof, for example, of attendance at an integration course) You must basically have sufficient knowledge of German and basic knowledge of the legal and social system and living conditions in Germany. This is proven by successful participation in an integration course.
Important exception: If you were already in possession of a residence permit or residence authorization before 01. 01. 2005, it is basically only necessary that you can communicate in German in a simple way.
I hope my answers were helpful. For more information, you are welcome to contact a migration advisory centre near you.
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