Thanks for reaching out to the wefugees community!
First of all I am very sorry about the disappointment of two rejected claims for asylum. A situation like this is not easy on anyone. All the more I want to give you credit for not giving up and still working out ways for your future in Germany.
Generally it is not easy to move from Duldung to a residence permit. There are a couple of ways though that might be worth a try. I will list them here, based on the limited information I have on your individual situation.
- Residence permit according to § 19d AufenthG: for people who have either finished a vocational training in Germany or have been working as qualified worker in Germany (for at least 3 years).
- Residence permit according to §25 Abs.5 AufenthG: for people that are highly unlikely to be able to get deported within the next few years due to humanitarian reasons (e. g. because of the situation in their home country)
- Residence permit according to § 23a AufenthG: applies to people that would find themselves in extraordninary social hardship if deported. What qualifies as a case of extreme social hardship has to be evaluated individually.
- Residence permit according §25b AufenthG: for people who have lived in Germany for more than eight years and are wholly integrated in German society.
Those are the options that have come to my mind at first glance. Maybe @Meike has some additional ideas?
I hope my answers were helpful and I would be very happy if you would contact me again with further questions. I'm a consultant with mbeon and I‘ll be glad to help you over a longer period of time. 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. You can find me in the mbeon app and get confidential individual advice in a secure virtual space without other people reading our conversation. Further information: www.mbeon.de.