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Hello Wafugee,

I got my 1 year residence permit ( 25 abs 5) in 2019 through my child. Her mother is having a residence according to 25 abs 3 and my child has 33. Recently we're having too much problem and I think it's not ok raising my child in that manner. We're living together and I think it'll be good and better when we separate.

I want to look for another apartment but I want also to know if I'll renew my residence after separation.

We share custody of child, though she seized both my residence permit and custody certificates but I have copy of all of them.

What will be my fate after separation?
I hope I'll still renew my residence because I've seen people living separately and also taking care of their kid.

Best regards
Chimezie
asked Dec 31, 2020 in Legal advice by Odogwu
The residence 25.5 has nothing to do with your girlfriend.
As long you have sorgerecht and taking care of the kid you can renew your residence
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Dear @Odogwu

Welcome to the Wefugees Community and thank you for reaching out to us. @Poji1234 is right in mentioning that your residence permit is not necessarily dependent on your girlfriend but on your child instead. It will be important that you keep caring for your child and see it regularly. I hope you and the child's mother can both cooperate and act in the child's interest. 

So, it is possible to get the extension of the residence permit, but it might be a bit harder to prove that you are still caring for the child and take an important role in its life. At the end it is at the disretion of the immigration office.

 Would you agree dear @manrhei-mbeon or @mbeon-Rukundo and is there any advice you could give? 

Please also don't hesiatate to get back to us with any further questions. 

All the best, 

Meike

answered Jan 8 by Meike
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