I have the opportunity to apply for a residence permit through:

  • §104c
  • §19d

I like §19d better because it gives me the opportunity to apply for a Blue Card afterwards which in turn would accelerate the process to apply for a permanent residence permit.

But I’m confused on the German language proficiency required by §19d. 

AufenthG §19d (1) 3:

has sufficient knowledge of the German language

What is “sufficient knowledge” in terms of CEFR?

asked Jan 27, 2023 in Legal advice by Nemo | 224 views

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Dear @Nemo,

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

According to various sources (as the website of the Refugee Council in Lower Saxony here), you may prove a German language B1-level for a residence permit according to section 19d of the German Residence Act.

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

All the best,


answered Jan 28, 2023 by Meike
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