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Is it possible that the year of Ausbildung too will be taken into consideration for applying citizenship after 6 years?
asked Jun 21, 2020 in Other Questions by Sidra

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Hello Sidra,

thank you for reaching out to the Wefugees community.

Here you can read more about theprerequisites for naturalization:

Normally you have to wait 8 years, when you have a legal residence permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis, Niederlassungserlaubnis).

If you have the B1 certificate, the time will be reduced to 7 years, 
with B 2 or higher possibly to 6 years.

Possession of a temporary residence permit at the time of naturalization is only sufficient if it was granted for a purpose that can in principle lead to permanent residence in Germany. That applies e.g. B. not with a residence permit required for a study, also for an education (Ausbildung).

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answered Jun 22, 2020 by manrhei-mbeon
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