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Hey Everyone,

I am living in Germany for 6 and half year with Auftenhtsgestattung. I have done C1 and studying Biomedizintechnik. Soon i have an appointment in court if a get accepted as a refugee can i apply for citizenship? As i do not have a job and will be getting BAföG at that time. Thanks in advance
asked Sep 9 in Asylum proceedings by SShahid

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Dear @SShahid,

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

Receiving Bafög as such does not "harm" the naturalization process as long as you can secure your livelihood. 

However, please be aware that you may only be granted the citizenship after 7 years in Germany when you are holding a residence permit according to section 25 (2) first alternative (refugee status) at the time of applying and having finished an integration course successfully. For more information you can check this website by the German government, for instance. Any other humanitarian reason for the issuing of the residence permit might not be sufficient and the past years can not be "counted" if I am not mistaken.

I will link two of our experts here to be sure: Dear @manrhei-mbeon or @mbeon-Christine, am I right with my explanations and/or ist there anything you would like to add?

In any case, please don't hesitate to get back to us with any further questions.

All the best,


answered Sep 20 by Meike
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