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I am a Spanish citizen living in Berlin. my girlfriend made a request for asylum in Italy, she has dual nationality (Argentina and Venezuela), and she made the request for asylum with her Argentine passport in Rome (she still has her Venezuelan passport), since she handed over the Argentine passport she has not received any response. She wants to come live with me in Berlin. I would like to know what is the best way for her to come? If she should cancel the asylum request in Italy and ask for asylum in Germany? or We should get married?

thanks for your help
asked Feb 14 in Asylum proceedings by satain_78
edited Feb 15 by satain_78

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Dear @satain_78

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

I am afraid that "cancelling the asylum" in Italy and then apply for asylum in Germany is not really working. German authorities will find out that she applied for asylum in Italy already and ask her, according to the so-called Dublin regulations, to go back to Italy. Of course, if you are able and willing to marry, things will be much easier. If you, as Spanish citizen, enjoy the so-called freedom of movement (EU law) as, for instance, employee in Germany, your spouse will also be allowed to stay with you in Germany (also being allowed to work, receive social benefits etc.). 

I will also link two of our experts here. Dear @mbeon-fardeen and @mbeon-Rukundo, am I right on this and/or can you add further information? 

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

All the best, 


answered 5 days ago by Meike
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