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i am a student in private university on English course here in Berlin from last 3 months and my classes will be start on 1st of june and my initial visa will be expire in August and i have done only German language  A1 but i want to do ausbildung here if it is possible please guide me briefly what should i do.  thanks in advance.
asked May 18, 2020 in Legal advice by Zeeshan

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Hello again @Zeeshan,

thank you for sharing your question with us.

A change is legally possible. As soon as you get a training contract from an enterprise (for professions which are taught in the so called "Dual system" - in company and school) or a vocational training school (for some professions that are ,taught only at school you can apply for a visa according to § 16 a sentence 2 Residence Act to do an apprenticeship.

However, at least two cirsumstances must be observed:

1. You shouldn't put at risk your residence permit you - as I suppose after reading your description of your current situation - were issued in accordance with Section 16(b) AufenthG (Residence Act).

This implies taking up your studies and joining the lectures regularly until you are issued the residence permit for vocational training and improving your German at least to the B1 level in the meantime.

2. Language requirements for vocational training: A professional training in a school (like nursing, chemical-technical assistant and the like) requires at least a B2 level at the beginning. With a B1 level you could only start an apprenticeship where no language certificate is required, e.g in the handicraft range (cooking, bakery, piping construction, in some federal states also nursing assistance). Nevertheless, even B1 won't suffice to pass the exams at school. In sum: If you firmly intend to do an apprenticeship, try to get your German on a healthy footing. 

Here you can find further information about finding an apprenticeship:

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answered May 19, 2020 by mbeon-Christine
helo sir as you are saying b1 is necessary for ausbildung and i have done only A1 yet and my visa will expire on August so if i didn't pas b1 till August can i extend my visa on language base by saying that now i want to do ausbildung and for this purpose i am doing language or i have to get firstly a ausbildung on A1 on a condition that i will do b1 and can extend my visa on conditional ausbildung contract.. also guide is it possible to get a conditional ausbildung contract?
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