I have been holding §25 abs.5 for almost two years now I have my B1 Zertifikat and my leben in Deutschland. I am going to renew how many years should I apply for.
asked Aug 14 in Legal advice by Felixcitysnow
Hi @Felixcitysnow, welcome back to Wefugees and thanks for reaching out to us again. I will link our experts @mbeon-Ruth and @mbeon-Éanna here, maybe they can have a look at your question and help you with an answer. Best wishes, Julia
We also had a similar question on this platform before and you may want to check the information my colleague gave here: https://www.wefugees.de/811815/question-regarding-renewal-of-residence-25-5 However, please don't hesitate to get back to us with any further questions. All the best, Julia

Please log in or register to answer this question.

1 Answer

0 votes

Hi @Felixcitysnow,

The residence permit according to paragraph 25 Abs. 5 is issued at first in three periods of 6 months. Once these 18 months have passed, the Ausländerbehörde can issue a permit with a longer validity up to a maximum of three years. Once you have resided in Germany with a residence permit for five years, you can apply for permanent residency (unbefristet, Niederlassungserlaubnis), as long as other requirements are fulfilled.

In general, a person applies for a residence permit to be issued or renewed. It is the Ausländerbehörde who decides how long to grant a person a permit for, rather than the person requesting a certain amount of time. When applying to renew your permit, you can make reference to paragraph 26 Abs 1 and request that they issue you with a permit for a certain period. I cannot say, however, whether that will have any influence on their decision. Most likely they have a standard practice where a person who has completed the three periods of 6 months on the 25,5 permit then receives a permit of one or two years.

Best,

Éanna

answered Aug 25 by mbeon-Éanna
mbeon App

Confidential one-on-one consultations via App

For confidential one-on-one consultations in a secure virtual space, we work with mbeon. You can download the mbeon app free of charge from the App Store or Google Play Store and have private conversations with mbeon consultants there:

Link for iPhone
Link for Android

Welcome to Wefugees, where you can ask questions and receive answers from other members of the community.
4,440 questions
5,307 answers
7,156 comments
137,541 users