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i am in Germany since 2013 as arefugees  and 2015 Bamf just give me negative und decide to appeal my case but the court never answer me until i decided to cancel my asylum seeker August 2021but after
i did that  The Ausländerbehörde just call me and give me Resident permit 25b abs 1.s.1 and its valid until August 2023. my  question is  can i apply for Niederlassungserlaubnis ?  iam in Germany since 2013 , i was holding Aufentaltgestattung till they give Resident permit  but i started to work since 2017 . i have B2 Deutschsprsche. unbefristet Vertrag bei der Arbeit.
 Do i qualify  for (Niederlassungserlaubnis) ?
asked Oct 9 in Legal advice by Mwiki02

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Dear @Mwiki02,

Welcome back to the Wefugees Community and thank you for your question. 

First of all, I think it is a very big step and a positive development that the immigration office issued a residence permit according to section 25b of the German Residence Act after you found yourself in a limbo for several years. This is something you can build on. The "Niederlassungserlaubnis" (permanent residence permit), however, requires that people hold a temporary residence permit for at least 5 years. I found a very nice overview which depicts the steps well.

For a full list of the requirements for the Niederlassungserlaubnis you may also follow this link, for instance (here exemplary for Berlin residents).

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

Please did you cancel your asyl with the court before your Landratsamt gave you the permits?  I have been in Germany since 2015 and I also have Aufentaltgestattung with unlimited working permits and two kids, do I also qualify for my residence permits please? Because I heard that once you have been living in Germany for 6 years and with kids, you are entitled to residence permits if you can afford 3 years working payment slips and A2 course as minimum 

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