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Hello everyone , happy holidays ... I’m really in a complicated situation , I have had my interview over a month ago and I haven’t gotten a letter or decision yet and I got transferred to my partner , I am currently living with my partner and I was giving a 6 months document and they told me I can get a job with it but because my decision is not out yet , the social cannot pay my language program , now I’m confused ... should i with my 6 months find a full time job or a mini job or just find language schools around , I’m really confused ... And is it bad my decision is not yet out from the bsmf , should I be scared or worried
asked Oct 3, 2020 in Home & Living by Liveinhannover

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Dear @Liveinhannover

Welcome to the Wefugees Community and thank you for reaching out to us. 

From my perspective, your situation doesn't sound too complicated actually. 

First of all, I am happy to hear that the relocation worked out - sometimes it is really difficult to get a permit to move during the asylum procedure or even in the aftermath. Secondly, it is totally normal that you haven't received an answer from the BAMF yet after one month. As long as your asylum case is pending, the immigration office is issuing a so-called "Aufenthaltsgestattung" (I assume it is the document you are holding now which is valid for 6 months). It is also possible that the BAMF will not finance a so-called "integration course" including language classes yet. But they will ask you to get enrolled as soon as the BAMF acknowledges you as refugee or grants the Subsidiary Protection. If you spend a certain time in Germany, the immigration office issues a work permit (even during a pending asylum procedure). 

As you are also entitled to receive social benefits ("Asylbewerberleistungen"), you should be able to survive even if you do not work fulltime. Maybe it is the more sustainable way to focus on the language and work maybe part-time (Minijob, for instance)? But at the end it is totally up to you. 

If you want to discuss your options more detailed and on an individual basis, you may also contact a migration counselling office or an expert via the Mbeon-App. 

I hope this helps and don't hesitate to get back to us with any further questions. 

All the best, 


answered Oct 7, 2020 by Meike
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