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How many years After having received the Aufenthaltstitlel/Aufenthalterlaubnis can one apply for citizenship?
asked Jul 2 in Other Questions by Sidra

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hello Sidra,

thank you for reaching out to the Wefugees community.

Here are the requirements for the naturalization:

Foreigners who have lived in Germany permanently and lawfully for eight years may be eligible for naturalization. The basic requirements for naturalization:

  • right of permanent residence at time of naturalization
  • renunciation of previous citizenship
  • familiarity with the legal system, society and living conditions in the Federal Republic of Germany (naturalization test)
  • ability to support oneself without recourse to social assistance
  • oral and written German language skills equivalent to level B 1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • no criminal convictions
  • commitment to the constitutional principles of freedom and democracy

The fee for naturalization is 255 euros per person; the fee for minor children naturalized with their parents is 51 euros per child.

(These informations are from

Normally you have to wait 8 years, when you have a legal resident permit. The times of the successful asylum procedure are counted.

With the German language level B 1 you have to wait 7 years, with B 2 or higher 6 years.

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Best regards,


answered Jul 2 by manrhei-mbeon
I had a word with my social worker. Unfortunately she informed me that even for the second time it would be negative. As I have ausbildung, after completion of my ausbildung and after having received a job, I will be able to apply for the permit. So the normal naturization year is same too for rejected asylum seekers? Or it can be reduced to 6 years if one has special integration qualifications. Please answer this!!
Thank you so much for your reply!! You guys are doing a very good job by helping out people at this platform! God bless you guys!
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Hello Sidra,

can you explain me, what kind or resident permit you have?

Best regards

answered Jul 3 by manrhei-mbeon
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Hello Sidra,

If you have the residence permit "Aufenthaltsgestattung", this is not enough for naturalization.

If you are recognized as a person entitled to asylum and hold the residence title pursuant to Section 25. 1 or Section 25.2. Aufenthaltsgesetz then the times of the residence permit "Aufenthaltsgestattung" will be included.

Best regards


answered Jul 6 by manrhei-mbeon
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Hello @Sidra, I just tried to answer your latest question, but I can't go back to it because It's been removed or hidden. So please reopen it or visit me at mbeon. Best regards Christine
answered Aug 24 by mbeon-Christine
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